Wasim Jaffer Picks His India All-Time ODI XI

Wasim Jaffer Picks His India All-Time ODI XI

Wasim Jaffer, Rahul Dravid, VVS Laxman
Wasim Jaffer. Photo Credit: Getty Images.

Wasim Jaffer, former Ranji Trophy legend and Indian Test opener, has been quite active these days as far as giving his opinion on a plethora of issues related to the game is concerned.

Jaffer recently voiced his opinion against ICC’s decision of banning the usage of saliva to shine a cricket ball in the aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic. The former opener suggested the use of two new balls to ensure a fair balance between bat and ball.

On Wednesday, Jaffer took to his Twitter account to give his piece of mind on India’s all-time ODI XI.

Wasim Jaffer Picks His India All-Time ODI XI
Sachin Tendulkar-Sourav Ganguly. (Credits – AFP PHOTO/HENRY BROWNE)

The right-handed former Test opener picked the most successful pair in the history of 50-over cricket, Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly as the openers of his all-time India ODI XI.

Tendulkar and Ganguly opened the innings on 176 occasions for the Men in Blue in which they racked up 8227 runs- the most by any pair in the history of One-day International cricket.

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MS Dhoni to lead Wasim Jaffer’s India all-time ODI XI

Wasim Jaffer Picks His India All-Time ODI XI
Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma (Credits: Getty)

Occupying the 3rd and 4th spot in Wasim Jaffer’s all-time ODI XI are the two modern-day greats in Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli. While Virat is the fastest to 10000 ODI runs in history, he is the second-highest century-maker [43] in 50-over cricket.

Rohit Sharma, on the other hand, has more than 9000 ODI runs to his name to go along with his 28 hundreds and a record three double tons.

Wasim Jaffer Picks His India All-Time ODI XI
(Source: Twitter)

The 5th and 6th spot goes to two of the greatest middle-order batsman 50-over cricket has ever seen, the 2011 World Cup-winners in Yuvraj Singh and MS Dhoni. Dhoni is the most successful Indian captain in ODI cricket- both statistically as well as in terms of winning ICC events- and has rightly been chosen to lead the all-time ODI XI.

Kapil Dev, former swashbuckling all-rounder, and India’s maiden World Cup-winning captain, makes it to the seventh spot. Harbhajan Singh and Ravindra Jadeja have been chosen as one of the partners to Anil Kumble while the fast bowling unit is led by the 2011 World Cup-winner Zaheer Khan and current sensation Jasprit Bumrah.


Wasim Jaffer’s India All-time ODI XI-

Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Yuvraj Singh, MS Dhoni [C & WK], Kapil Dev, Ravindra Jadeja/Harbhajan Singh, Anil Kumble, Zaheer Khan, Jasprit Bumrah

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