WATCH: Brendon McCullum names all-time XI

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Warne, Gilchrist, Tendulkar find place in McCullum's XI [Getty Images]

Legendary batsman Sachin Tendulkar is the only Indian in former New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum’s all-time XI.

Speaking about Tendulkar, McCullum said: “Sachin, well, he can bat for days.”

The team includes four Australians and three West Indians, while there are two representatives from McCullum’s home country New Zealand and one from South Africa.

Sir Vivian Richards is the only player in the team whom McCullum did not play against. Richards has also been named as the captain of the side.

Here’s the entire XI: Chris Gayle [West Indies], Tendulkar [India], Ricky Ponting [Australia], Brian Lara [West Indies], Richards (c) [West Indies], Jacques Kallis [South Africa], Adam Gilchrist (wk) [Australia], Mitchell Johnson [Australia], Shane Warne [Australia], Tim Southee [New Zealand], Trent Boult [New Zealand].

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Latest ICC Test Rankings for Batsmen

Sport360 staff 13/03/2017

After his century in the Test against South Africa, New Zealand captain Kane Williamson has climbed two places to second in the latest ICC Test Rankings for Batsmen.

Australia skipper Steve Smith is still the top-ranked batsman in Test cricket and has a healthy lead at the top.

On the other hand, India captain Virat Kohli has fallen to fourth place after disappointing performances in the first two Tests against Australia.

Cheteshwar Pujara, who scored a crucial 92 in India’s second innings in the Bengaluru Test against Australia, is sixth and finds himself just one point behind David Warner.

The top 10 batsmen in the rankings can be seen in the gallery above.

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STATS: Afghanistan's record winning run in T20Is

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Afghanistan players celebrating a win in the Desert T20 Challenge in January.

Coming into the three-match T20I series against Ireland, Afghanistan were tied with England and Ireland as the team having posted the most consecutive wins [8] in the format at the international level.

Now, having registered a 3-0 series win over the Irish, Afghanistan have recorded 11 successive victories in T20Is which sees them on top of the list alone.

Afghanistan’s winning run started during the ICC World T20 in 2016 when they defeated eventual champions West Indies in a group stage match. Since then, they have won every game in the format that they’ve played.

Apart from the victory over the West Indies, Afghanistan have posted five wins against Ireland, four wins against the United Arab Emirates and one win against Oman during this run.

Here are the best winning runs by teams in T20Is:

Afghanistan – 11 [2016 – ongoing]

England – 8 [2010-11]

Ireland – 8 [2012]

South Africa – 7 [2009]

Pakistan – 7 [2009]

India – 7 [2012-14]

India – 7 [2016]

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