Well, choosing all-time best XI is always a tough job, as it needs a lot of calculations and the team balance to go with. The latest to take that task is the former South African cricketer Morne Morkel, who picked his All-time best XI. The list has been dominated by the South African players.
Despite including more Proteas players, none would question his selection, as all the players got the calibre to take the game away from the opposition. Apart from 6 South African players, he picked 2 Australians and one from India, England and New Zealand to finish his all-time best XI.
The flamboyant cricketer Morne Morkel picked Graeme Smith and David Warner to open the innings for his side. Both of them enjoyed quite a bit of success for their respective teams and also garnered a huge name for their performances for the country during their illustrious career.
Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers in the middle-order –
Following them, Morne Morkel asked his close friend Hashim Amla to bat at number 3 position. The talented right-handed batsman is one of the best batsmen the world has ever witnessed. For number 4, he chose the all-time legendary all-rounder Jacques Kallis.
Following Kallis, it is the current Indian skipper Virat Kohli, who will be batting in the middle-order for his side. He is accompanied by the ever-stylish Kevin Pietersen while AB de Villiers is the next man to walk into the crease.
That could be a formidable middle-order batting the world could ever see. Then comes the sole New Zealander into his side. He chose Daniel Vettori over Shane Warne and Muralitharan to do the spin duties.
Coming to the fast bowling department, he asked Pat Cummins to join Dale Steyn and Kagiso Rabada in the team. All in all, the squad looks complete that can beat any kind of team on its day.
Here is Morne Morkel’s All-time Best XI:
Graeme Smith, David Warner, Hashim Amla, Jacques Kallis, Virat Kohli, Kevin Pietersen, AB de Villiers, Daniel Vettori, Pat Cummins, Kagiso Rabada, Dale Steyn.
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