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World Cup 2015: The Left-Handed XI

Ever thought how strong a “Left Handed 11” could be? Known for their elegance, we at The Cricket Lounge can guarantee that this team full of left handed batsmen and bowlers can win the World Cup on its own might and that too elegantly.


David Warner


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Easily one of the best in the business today, Warner is like a pocket sized dynamite. Aggressive to the hilt he can tear into any bowling. Arguably one of the best fielders in the world right now, this man from down under is the man to open the batting for the “Left Handed XI”.


Chris Gayle


The man from Jamaica induces fear into any living bowler . Tall,bulky and strong, he can clear any ground in the planet. He is as they say the man who can take the ‘game away from the opposition’ in a matter of seconds. No better man to partner Warner.


Kumar Sangakara


The legend from the island nation of Sri Lanka, “Sanga” is the captain and wicket-keeper of the team. Playing his last world cup and with a wealth of experience he is the ideal man to lead the team. Coming in at number 3, he would be the one who can hold the innings together.


Suresh Raina

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The swashbuckling left hander from India is in at number 4. Usually batting at number 5 for his country, he is promoted up the batting order for the left handed team as he has the potential to score big if given the requisite number of overs and time. Excellent fielder to add to his forte of batting talent, Raina is the man to watch out for in this team.


Eoin Morgan


Recently appointed as the captain of the England cricket team he is full of confidence at the moment. ‘Baap’ of improvisations, he is second only to AB Devilliers when it comes to innovating new ways of scoring. Not to forget his brilliance in the field. Coming in at number 5, he can provide the necessary impetus to the middle order.


David Miller


“Killer Miller” as he is popularly known among the Proteas comes into the team as the blinder. Not too different from from his distinguished team mates , the only thing that sets him apart is the ability to tee off from ball one. His unique talent at the lower end of the batting order will help the team to score those extra crucial 20-25 runs.


Corey Anderson


Picked in the team as the specialist all rounder, Anderson partners Miller at number 7. His seam up bowling mixed with his variations creates more than a headache for the batsmen and his attacking batting.
doesn’t leave him too far behind the likes of Miller and company.

Daniel Vettori


The veteran Black Cap is the specialist spinner in the team. Picked especially for his experience like Sangakara, Vettori is more then capable of making crucial breakthroughs and blocking the flow of runs from one end. His googly is one the most lethal weapons in his arsenal.


Mitchell Johnson


Automatic selection into the 11 as the fastest bowler in the world, Johnson is Australia’s ace fast bowler and the Left Handed 11’s “destroyer of ceremonies” as far as the opposition batting is concerned. More than handy with the bat and an asset to the team.


Wahab Riaz


The man from Lahore is picked in this year’s edition in the Pakistani team. He is deceptive with his pace and is bound to get a lot of assistance from the bouncy pitches of Australia and Néw Zealand. His ability to reverse the old ball,especially at the death overs makes him a must have in the team.

Mohammad Irfan


At 7ft 1 inch, he is the tallest cricketer to have ever played the game. His towering height makes him dangerous with the extra carry and bounce, especially at the beginning of the innings.


By Ashirbad Hazarika

Unnati Madan

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