MS Dhoni only Indian in Dean Jones’ all-time T20 XI. Former West Indies greats dominate selection
Quite interestingly, a number of players in this team have never been part of this format, but as per Jones, these players have the pedigree to adapt and adjust to any situationUpdated: Aug 12, 2019 10:51 IST
Ever wondered what would a T20 side look like with player like Vivian Richards and Joel Garner in it? West Indies has quite a few superstars in cricket’s shortest format but former Australian batsman Dean Jones chose to ignore them all in his all-time T20 XI. He has included only one Indian in his T20 side and that is not current captain Virat Kohli, but his predecessor Mahendra Singh Dhoni.
As many as seven players in his XI have not played the format ever but their potential is well known to the world. As per Jones, these players have the pedigree to adapt and adjust to any situation.
Australian Matthew Hayden and West Indian Gordon Greenidge will open the batting and Viv Richards will walk in at number 3. Brian Lara, Martin Crowe and Martin Crowe form the middle order while former Indian captain MS Dhoni, who is the sole Indian in the team, will be the wicket-keeper batsman.
Ian Botham, the former England all-rounder, is also the all-rounder in this side while Shane Warne will be the specialist spinner in the side. The fast bowlers contingent include Wasim Akram, Curtly Ambrose and Joel Garner.
Dean Jones’ dream T20 XI: Matthew Hayden, Gordon Greenidge, Sir Vivian Richards, Brian Lara, Martin Crowe, Ian Botham, MS Dhoni, Shane Warne, Wasim Akram, Curtly Ambrose, Joel Garner
Watch Jones pick his side:
.@ProfDeano’s Dream XI: a T20 team unbeatable on Earth and Mars! @ivivianrichards #MatthewHayden #GordonGreenidge @BrianLara #MartinCrowe @BeefyBotham @wasimakramlive @msdhoni @ShaneWarne @ambrose_curtly #JoelGarner— GT20 Canada (@GT20Canada) August 10, 2019
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