Cricket might have been a brain child of the British but Asians have owned the game like a boss. One after the other, the Asian sub continent has given cricketing legends to the world. India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh have been very dominant in world cricket especially India and Pakistan.
What if all these legendary cricketers from the Asian sub continent were to play for the same team? Yes, we’re talking about the Dream XI for One Day Internationals and this combination of the best of cricketers from around the world can decimate any opposition with authority.
India and Pakistan have ever since dominated the limited overs format. From to era of Kapil Dev and Javed Miandad to the modern era of Kohli and Mohammad Amir, the contribution to world cricket from India and Pakistan has been immense.
Here’s what our Dream XI for ODIs looks like
1. Captain: Virat Kohli is the best option to helm this great pool of Asian talent. His habit of leading from the front and his cricketing knowledge is just amazing and unarguably he’s the captain of the side.
2. Vice Captain: Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan would be the perfect opening pair to represent the Dream ODI XI. Their coordination and understanding of each other’s game makes them a great pair and they can bully any bowling attack on will. Both of them are impact players and have given frequent great starts to team India.
4. Middle Order
One Down: Virat Kohli
Two Down: Babar Azam
5. All Rounders
Shakib Al Hasan
6. Wicket Keeper
Not just in Asia but there’s no better wicket keeper batsman than MS Dhoni. He’s amazing with the bat and impeccably clinical with gloves.
8. 12th Man