The ritual of selecting a world XI doesn’t stop ever. From former and current cricketers to millions of fans around the world, they compile the greatest eleven as per their various parameters from time to time. The men to make it to the side have been single-handedly responsible for catapulting their teams to some of the famous victories under excruciating circumstances. Not only that, but such athletes have also played the game in the right spirit.
As far as the current bunch is concerned, they aren’t distant either. A handful of cricketers have already etched their names on the record books. These athletes often remind us of the players of the 70s and 80s. Due to this, they have earned respect and can comfortably find themselves alongside the elite players of the anachronistic era. In other words, they hold the potential to find a spot among the best eleven in the world.
We take a look at five cricketers from the present time, who can make it to the World XI:
In a short timeframe, Jasprit Bumrah has established himself as one of the best in the current era. When it comes to limited-overs cricket and bowling death overs, only a few stand ahead of him.
Having made his debut in 2016, the lanky pacer has been a trendsetter for India’s ever-improving bowling performances. Bumrah possesses astounding economy rates of 4.56 and 6.67, respectively. Currently, he is ranked number two in ICC ODI rankings for bowlers.
Even in Test cricket, the 26-year old isn’t lagging. With 68 wickets from only 14 fixtures, Bumrah has terrorized batsmen on their turf. His all five-wicket hauls have come overseas, including two in West Indies and one each in Australia, England, and South Africa. Lately, the Ahmedabad-born seamer’s form has dipped. However, the confidence of experts, backing him to bounce back from a slump, is also a hallmark of a world-class cricketer.