England Pacer Stuart Broad Picks His All-Time Best XI Including One Indian
England and India are scheduled to play a five-match Test series, which starts on August 1 at Edgbaston in Birmingham. The premium fast bowler of England, Stuart Broad named his all-time cricketing Xi.
Stuart Broad named only three England cricketers followed by one each from India, South Africa, West Indies and New Zealand.
Sachin Tendulkar will take the middle-order proceedings. Brian Lara will join Sachin Tendulkar in the middle-order who will be followed by the greatest ever all-rounder to grace the game, Jacques Kallis. Jacques Kallis’ records as an all-rounder are nothing short of phenomenal.
Stuart Broad selected Alistair Cook as the captain, which is understandable bearing in mind Alistair Cook’s incredible record.
Ricky Ponting, Sachin Tendulkar, and Brian Lara are the next three batsmen, who used to be fulcrums of their respective team’s batting order.
Stuart Broad added two-all rounders in his side. Joining Kallis in the all-rounder slot, Stuart Broad named New Zealand’s legendary fast bowling all-rounder, Richard Hadlee at number 8 position.
Stuart Broad asked his partner in crime, James Anderson to deliver the goods alongside Australia’s greatest ever, Glenn McGrath and Shane Warne. Matt Prior, the cricketer turned commentator, is the wicketkeeper in the lineup.
The team only consist of one spinner in the form of Shane Warne, who retired from international cricket after Australia’s Test match against England at Sydney Cricket Ground back in January 2007.
Stuart Broad’s XI seems like having all the guts to deal any kind of opposition.
Here is the playing XI:
Alistair Cook (C), Matthew Hayden, Ricky Ponting, Sachin Tendulkar, Brian Lara, Jacques Kallis, Matt Prior (wk), Richard Hadley, Shane Warne, Glenn McGrath, James Anderson