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Veteran Indian commentator Aakash Chopra has named his World T20 XI which includes one player from each country. In a video posted on social media, Aakash said that he was intrigued by the challenge that was initiated by the ICC and he decided to jump right in.

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At the beginning of the video, Aakash Chopra spoke about the biggest challenge of this exercise, which was to pick just one player from each team. He chose Australia’s explosive opener, David Warner to open with England’s Jos Buttler. The number three slot went to New Zealand’s Colin Munro, and at four Aakash picked Pakistan’s batting sensation, Babar Azam.

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Aakash Chopra Names His World T20 XI Consisting One Player From Each Country

“Recently I spotted something interesting that the ICC did. They asked fans to pick the best T20I XI in the world – with a condition of course! You can pick ONLY 1 PLAYER from each country. Really challenging exercise actually. So I thought I’d share my team with you all. Have a go as well, and share your team in the comments below. Remember the CONDITION very carefully guys!” Aakash Chopra wrote on Facebook.

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Aakash Chopra (Credits – Twitter)

“People must be thinking if I haven’t picked Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma in the top four then where will I place them, unfortunately I can’t find a place for them as I have to pick only one Indian,” Aakash said while talking about his predicament.

Aakash Chopra Goes For Firepower In His Middle-Order

Chopra picked AB de Villiers at number 5 and then slotted Bangladeshi all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan. West Indian Andre Russell comes in at number 7. Aakash explained that both Shakib and Russell give the team bowling options and can be promoted in the batting order as well.

Rashid Khan
Rashid Khan (Credits: Twitter)

Aakash then picked Afghanistan’s, Rashid Khan. He decided to add another spinner to his team and went with Nepalese leg spinner Sandeep Lamichhane. The two frontline pacers in the team were perhaps the best in the shortest version of the game as he opted for Jasprit Bumrah and Lankan legend Lasith Malinga.

Sandeep LAMICHHANE in my WORLD T20I team | Cricket Aakash | ONLY 1 player per COUNTRY

Recently I spotted something interesting that the ICC did. They asked fans to pick the best T20I XI in the world – with a condition of course! You can pick ONLY 1 PLAYER from each country. Really challenging exercise actually. So I thought I'd share my team with you all. Have a go as well, and share your team in the comments below. Remember the CONDITION very carefully guys!Can your team defeat mine?

Gepostet von Aakash Chopra am Donnerstag, 30. April 2020

 

Aakash Chopra’s World T20 XI Full Squad: David Warner, Jos Buttler, Colin Munro, Babar Azam, AB de Villiers, Shakib-al-Hasan, Andre Russell, Rashid Khan, Sandeep Lamichhanne, Jasprit Bumrah, and Lasith Malinga.

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