Prior to the T20 World Cup starting, I penned a dream team on bit of scrap paper at work. When you consider this team doesn’t include Kumar Sangakkara, Maheyla Jayawardene, Zaheer Khan, or AB De Villiers, you realise just how spoiled we are for cricket talent in the world today.
T20 World Cup dream team pre-tournament
This team includes two mystery spinners, the best t20 bowler (Malinga) and the best T20 batter (Chris Gayle) to ever play the format. It also includes the form batter in the world (Hashim Amla) and someone whose meteoric rise doesn’t look like ending (Virat Kohli). 5 specialist bowlers is the way to go in T20 and having a zen like captain and master finisher helps too.
1. Chris Gayle*
2. Shane Watson
3. Hashim Amla
4. Virat Kohli
5. Jacques Kallis
6. MS Dhoni (c)
7. Dale Steyn
8. Lasith Malinga
9. Steven Finn
10. Saeed Ajmal
11. Sunil Narine
*The coolest man in cricket is my tip for man of the tournament.
Who would you choose in your dream team?
On a side note, here’s a freaky infographic on the ultimate T20 player…
The Ultimate T20 Player was created by Ladbrokes Cricket.
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