NED vs SL: England Footballer Charlie Taylor Snubs Rohit Sharma, David Warner, And Virat Kohli As He Picks World Cup XI 

Updated - 21 Oct 2023, 01:43 PM

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England footballer Charlie Taylor recently selected eleven players for his dream ODI XI in the ongoing ICC ODI World Cup 2023 in India. Charlier Talyor didn’t include international stars Shaheen Afridi, David Warner, Rohit Sharma, and Virat Kohli in his dream team.

India is currently hosting the 13th edition of the 50-over format World Cup. The hosts have dominated the tournament and secured second place in the table, with New Zealand at the top. Defending champions England have managed to win only one out of three games.

Watch – Charlie Taylor Picks His Dream XI For World Cup 2023

In a video shared by ICC on the official Instagram handle, Charlie Taylor unveiled his dream XI for the World Cup 2023. The renowned footballer picked the majority of the players from England and India. He named four players from England and three cricketers from India.

Taylor included Jos Buttler and Ishan Kishan as wicketkeeper-batters. His batting lineup features Shubman Gill, Joe Root, Babar Azam, Marnus Labuschagne, and Ben Stokes. He picked a bowling lineup with Rashid Khan, Trent Boult, Adil Rashid, and Jasprit Bumrah.

 

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They Are The Two Favorites – Charlie Taylor

Charlie Taylor mentioned that he aimed for a balanced team with both strong batters and bowlers, with Ben Stokes as a vital all-rounder. He acknowledged the dominance of England and Indian players in his squad.

“Good mix of good batters and bowlers. Ben Stokes in there for the all-rounders. Obviously, heavily dominant with England and India players, but they are the two favorites, so. My star player is obviously Stokes. It’s a bit obvious he is carrying England and has done so much in the past. I go with Shubman Gill for India, and he’s someone who can score a lot of runs in this tournament,” Taylor told the ICC.

Charlie Talyor World Cup XI: Jos Buttler (England), Ishan Kishan (India), Joe Root (England), Shubman Gill (India), Babar Azam (Pakistan), Marnus Labuschagne (Australia), Ben Stokes (England), Rashid Khan (Afghanistan), Trent Boult (New Zealand), Adil Rashid (England), Jasprit Bumrah (India)

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