Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag selected by Jason Gillespie in his all time playing XI

Prince Singh / 25 June 2016
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Former Australian pacer Jason Gillespie is the latest cricketer to reveal his all time playing eleven. The last few days have seen  a host of present and former cricketers revealing their all time playing eleven. In a video posted by Lord’s Cricket Ground on their official YouTube channel, the former Australian pacer picked his best players. The criteria of the selection demanded  playing with, against or influence of the players on him.

The team picked by Gillespie is undoubtedly one of the most attacking sides chosen in the last few days. Gillespie, who is currently the coach of Yorkshire county team, chose five Australians in his team while there was no place for an English, Sri Lankan or New Zealand player in the team.

The former pacer went for an explosive opening pair as he selected compatriot Mathew Hayden and Virender Sehwag to open the innings.The openers will be followed by Australian great Ricky Ponting who led Australia to two World Cup triumphs.
The number four position has been grabbed by West Indies great Brian Lara who holds the record of highest score by a player in Test cricket.

At number five, the greatest ODI player of all time Sachin Tendulkar walks in.
One of the best all-rounders of all time, Jacques Kallis has grabbed the sixth position. Legendary wicket-keeper Adam Gilchrist has taken the role of wicket-keeping and finisher in the team.

The bowling contingent looks very lethal. The spinner’s role has been given to the legendary Shane Warne who has taken an astonishing 708 wickets in tests. He is followed by one of the greatest swing bowlers of all time Wasim Akram. Legendary West Indian pacer Curtly Ambrose and former Australian bowler Glenn McGrath complete the lethal bowling attack.

Full team:

Matthew Hayden

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