Legendary Australian leg-spinner, Shane Warne has named his all-time Australian Test 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 Australian Test XI
“I am only picking players that I played with that is why David Warner is not going to be a part of the side, he is one of the greatest Australian openers,” Warne said while naming the side on Instagram Live. Talking about Steve Waugh, Warne said, “Steve was more of a match saver than a match-winner”.
Warne’s greatest Australian Test XI: Matthew Hayden, Michael Slater, Ricky Ponting, Mark Waugh, Allan Border (c), Steve Waugh, Adam Gilchrist, Tim May, Jason Gillespie, Glenn Mcgrath, and Bruce Reid.
Shane Warne Picks A Team Full Of Legends
Matthew Hayden and Michael Slater were picked as the openers of the side and they would be followed by Ricky Ponting. Mark Waugh, Allan Border and Steve Waugh add mettle to the middle order. Adam Gilchrist, the man who redefined wicket-keeping and batting in Tests, would don the gloves and would bat at number seven.
As far as the bowling attack is concerned, Warne went with Glenn Mcgrath, Jason Gillespie, Bruce Reid, and Tim May. Merv Hughes was named as the 12th member of the side.