VVS Laxman’s ‘Dream India XI’ to face Australia

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Former India batsman, VVS Laxman was a nightmare for Australia. Laxman had a brilliant Test career, but he always reserved his best for Australia. Time and again in career, Laxman played unbelievable innings against Australia to deny them a victory.

Under the title “Pick the best Indian team since 1985”, “Star Sports” had come up with an idea to select the best in the last 30 years.

According to them, the criteria for selection is – “Selecting the best India XI to take on Australia in Australia. All Indian players to play in Australia since 1985 are eligible to be selected.” “Players to be selected for the following slots – Top order (No. 1, 2 and 3), Middle order (No. 4 and 5), Finisher and All-rounder (No. 6 and 7), Spinner (No. 8), Fast bowlers (No. 9, 10 and 11).”

VVS Laxman included players from the bygone-era, like Kapil Dev, to modern day India greats like MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli. It looks a very formidable line up, led by India’s attacking captain Sourav Ganguly.

VVS Laxman’s “India Dream XI” Vs Australia In batting order

1. Sachin Tendulkar

2. Sourav Ganguly (captain)

3. Virat Kohli

4. Mohammad Azharuddin

5. Yuvraj Singh

6. MS Dhoni (wicketkeeper)

7. Kapil Dev

8. Anil Kumble

9. Javagal Srinath

10. Zaheer Khan

11. Ashish Nehra