Wednesday, December 22, 2010

ICC All time ODI XI

To mark the coming 40th anniversary of One Day International cricket on January 5, 2011, ICC has come up with a shortlist for selecting the greatest ODI XI of all time. As usual picking all time XIs is not exactly an easy task and would involve lota and lots of debate. Here is my lineup for the alltime ODI XI picked from the ICC shortlist.

Openers: Sachin Tendulkar & Saeed Anwar.
Middle Order: Vivian Richards, Aravinda de Silva, Brian Lara
All rounder: Imran Khan
Wicket Keeper: Adam Gilchrist (could have opened as well)
Fast Bowlers: Wasim Akram, Glenn McGrath, Allan Donald
Spinner: Shane Warne

Likely Bating Order
Gilchrist, Sachin, Anwar, Richards, Lara, de Silva, Imran, Akram, Warne, McGrath, Donald.

And for the greatest ODI of all time. My vote goes to the tie between Australia & South Africa in Edgbaston on June 17, 1999.

P.S. The team is being picked via an online poll. Somehow I can see more Indians in the list when the ICC announces the results.

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