Former Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar has picked his all-time ODI playing XI. Many big players have made it to his team. Former West Indies opener Gordon Greenidge and India’s master blaster Sachin Tendulkar found a place as the openers of the innings. However, Akhtar did not give the Indian team captain Virat Kohli and South African cricketer AB de Villiers a place in the team.
While talking to Sportkeeda, Akhtar named former Pakistan cricketer Inzamam-ul-Haq and Saeed Anwar for number three and four in his team. For number five, he selected former Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni who will also take up the keeping responsibities. Keeping one more wicket-keeper in mind, Shoaib Akhtar selected legendary Australian cricketer Adam Gilchrist in his ODI XI. At number 7, he has given place to former Indian all-rounder Yuvraj Singh.
As for the bowling department, Akhtar focused more on the players of his team. Shoaib Akhtar picked Waqar Younis, Wasim Akram and Kapil Dev as the pace attack for his team. He also included Shane Warne as the only spinner in the team and also selected him as the captain of his dream team.
Shoaib Akhtar All-time ODI XI: Gordon Greenidge, Sachin Tendulkar, Inzamam-ul-Haq, Saeed Anwar, MS Dhoni (wk), Adam Gilchrist, Yuvraj Singh, Wasim Akram, Waqar Younis, Kapil Dev, Shane Warne (captain).