The constrained-overs professional from the West Indies, Lendl Simmons, has picked his all-time T20 XI and named MS Dhoni as captain. Simmons picked 4 Indians and as numerous West Indies gamers in his staff. Amazingly, Simmons did not pick T20 veterans like Suresh Raina and Lasith Malinga in his enjoying XI.
As openers, Simmons named his countryman Chris Gayle, who is the maximum operate-scorer in crimson-ball cricket for West Indies and India’s present-day T20I skipper Rohit Sharma, who has scored 4 tons in the shortest structure and gained 5 IPL titles for Mumbai Indians (MI).
For the third and 4th place, Simmons went with India’s operate-device Virat Kohli and South African legend AB de Villiers. Virat is the next-maximum operate-scorer in T20Is and all-time main operate-scorer in the IPL. Whilst De Villiers has performed seventy eight T20Is, scoring 1672 operates with a strike charge of one hundred thirty five.sixteen. The previous Proteas skipper has lately introduced his retirement from all sorts of cricket.
Additional in the center buy, Simmons picked the ability-hitter Kieron Pollard and Indian legend Dhoni. When it will come to constrained-overs cricket, Pollard is a brute power. Aside from currently being a West Indies skipper, he is also the captain of Trinbago Knight Riders (TKR) in the Caribbean Leading League (CPL). So significantly, Pollard has highlighted in ninety three T20Is where by he has scored 1468 operates with a strike charge of one hundred thirty five.eighty four.
Talking about Dhoni, he begun his T20I vocation by main Staff India to victory in the ICC T20 Entire world Cup 2007. Just lately, he led Chennai primarily based franchise Chennai Tremendous Kings (CSK) to victory in the 14th version of the Indian Leading League (IPL).
Simmons has picked Dwayne Bravo as the next all-rounder in his facet. Bravo has appeared in all the 7 T20 Entire world Cups and lifted the trophy in 2012 and 2016 for his countrywide staff. He performed ninety T20Is for West Indies, scoring 1245 operates and bagging seventy eight wickets.
Afghanistan’s Rashid Khan and Sunil Narine of West Indies were being the two professional spinners in Simmons’ line-up. For the pacers, the Trinidadian went with India’s Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Kagiso Rabada of South Africa.
Lendl Simmons’ all time XI:
Chris Gayle, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Kieron Pollard, MS Dhoni (c & wk), Dwayne Bravo, Rashid Khan, Sunil Narine, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kagiso Rabada