India’s All-Time ODI XI Based On The ICC Rankings: Cricket is one of the most celebrated sports around the world, especially in India. Here, this sport is considered no less than a religion. Right from Kapil Dev to Virat Kohli, over the years, India has produced several talented cricketers, who have ruled the cricket world.
Today, we bring you India’s all-time ODI XI based on the ICC rankings. Have a look:
Openers- Rohit Sharma and Sachin Tendulkar:
ICC all-time batting ranking of Rohit Sharma: 16 (885 points v Sri Lanka, 06/07/2019)
ICC all-time batting ranking of Sachin Tendulkar: 15 (887 v Zimbabwe, 13/11/1998)
Well, who wouldn’t want to see the Master-Blaster opening the game with the ‘Hitman’ Sharma? While Sachin Tendulkar is hailed as the greatest cricketers to have played the game, on the other hand, Rohit Sharma is regarded as one of the prominent batsmen around the world right now. Fans would love the Rohit Sharma-Sachin Tendulkar pairing.
Middle-Order: Sourav Ganguly, Virat Kohli, MS Dhoni(WK):
ICC all-time batting ranking of Sourav Ganguly: 29
ICC all-time batting ranking of Virat Kohli: 6
ICC all-time batting ranking: 32
This playing XI would be having one of the strongest middle-order ever, with the legendary cricketer Sourav Ganguly batting at number three, followed by the current Indian skipper Virat Kohli at number 4 and the legendary Indian skipper MS Dhoni, who will also fulfill the wicket-keeping duties.
All-rounders: Kapil Dev (C) and Ravi Shastri:
ICC all-time bowling ranking of Kapil Dev: 17
ICC all-time all-rounder ranking of Ravi Shastri: 11
Kapil Dev, the legendary skipper who changed the face of Indian cricket, has occupied the No.6 position in the team. Besides this, Kapil Dev, one of the greatest game-changer with the bat and ball, has been picked as the captain of this playing XI.
Ravi Shastri is another all-rounder in this playing XI. The cricketer is known as an excellent utility all-rounder, who has given many memorable performances.
Bowlers: Irfan Pathan, Anil Kumble, Maninder Singh, Jasprit Bumrah:
ICC all-time bowling ranking of Irfan Pathan: 43
ICC all-time bowling ranking of Anil Kumble: 30
ICC all-time bowling ranking of Maninder Singh: 14
ICC all-time bowling ranking of Jasprit Bumrah: 19
Irfan Pathan was a sensation during his playing days and was consistently successful with the white ball in his career. The cricketer even rose to No.2 in the bowling rankings. Not just this, he could smash the bowlers with his stunning shots too.
While Anil Kumble is regarded as India’s most successful bowler in the format, and the third-most prolific spinner ever. On the other hand, Maninder Singh, who is a surprising inclusion in this list. Though he is the highest-ranked Indian bowler ever he is the least capped player on the list.
Jasprit Bumrah is currently the number one bowler in the world right now. The cricketer is known for giving nightmares to the opposition with his bowling skills.
Playing XI based on the all-time ICC Rankings: