Legendary Australian leg-spinner, Shane Warne has named his all-time Ashes XI. The team has been led by none other than the Australian great, Allan Border. He took to Instagram to name this side and picked all the players with whom he had played during his career.
With all the cricketers being in isolation due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus, it has given them time to interact with their fans through social media. Shane Warne also picked his squad on his Instagram account wherein he has made some interesting choices and revelations.
Shane Warne Names His All-Time Ashes XI
Moreover, Warne hosted an Instagram live video session where he assembled a team comprising of top England and Australian players, who competed in Ashes Test series over the years.
There have been some great players who have competed in Ashes Tests and Warne did the tough job of selecting a few from the two countries to form a team consisting of world-class cricketers.
Shane Warne Picks A Team Full Of Legends
Former Australia hard-hitter Matthew Hayden and former England captain Graham Gooch take up the role of openers in Warne’s team. Both scored close to 9000 runs respectively in the longest format and justify their positions in the team.
Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting bags his favourite No.3 spot. After Ponting, comes Mark Waugh, who is regarded as one of the most explosive batsmen in the history of Test cricket.
Former England talisman Kevin Pietersen was a big-match customer and played pivotal roles in England’s multiple Test victories in the Ashes. Warne handed over the reins of the team to Allan Border, who scored more than 11000 runs during his illustrious career.
Adam Gilchrist was named as the designated wicketkeeper in the side while Andrew Flintoff was picked as the all-rounder. Warne picked former spinner Tim May ahead of himself as the lone spinner in the side.
Former England pacer Darren Gough and former Australia speedster Glenn McGrath form the pace attack along with Flintoff in the side.
Warne’s combined Ashes XI: Matthew Hayden, Graham Gooch, Ricky Ponting, Mark Waugh, Kevin Pietersen, Allan Border, Andrew Flintoff, Adam Gilchrist, Tim May, Darren Gough, Glenn McGrath