Picking just 11 players for a combined India-Australia ODI XI is not an easy task and Aaron Finch recently realised it. Both the countries have produced a plethora of legendary players and picking only eleven out of them is definitely a tough task. Aaron Finch was recently asked to do so and the Australia skipper made it clear that he struggled with it.
But he eventually came up with the team. He started by saying that former India opener Virender Sehwag would be his first pick in the team. Aaron Finch added that he would love to watch Virender Sehwag and Adam Gilchrist bat together. He then went for Ricky Ponting and Virat Kohli as the number three and four batsmen respectively.
“Sehwag is my number one pick. He was so dominant. As soon he was on, the game was over. I want to go with Rohit Sharma, his record is amazing but I want to watch Adam Gilchrist open with Virender Sehwag. I will go with Ricky Ponting at 3 and Virat Kohli at 4,” Aaron Finch told Sports Tak.
Aaron Finch then picked Hardik Pandya, Andrew Symonds, Brett Lee, Jasprit Bumrah and Glenn McGrath in his combined India-Australia ODI XI. The Australian captain was also asked to comment on the future of MS Dhoni. The former India skipper has not played a single competitive game since the semifinal of 2019 World Cup and speculations are rife about his cricketing future.
In reply, Aaron Finch refrained from making any comment, while adding that he loves watching MS Dhoni bat.
“I am not sure, I honest don’t know about what MS Dhoni has being doing but Jesus great player, I love watching him but I can’t answer that because I just don’t know,” said the Australia star.