England fast bowler Stuart Broad has selected his all-time XI as part of a long running series from Lord’s Cricket Ground.
Broad has chosen just one Indian cricketer, the legendary Sachin Tendulkar, in his XI. Tendulkar is the top run-scorer in Tests and ODIs, and is the only batsman to notch up 100 centuries in international cricket.
Australia with four players and England with three make up for most of the team.
Broad named his current Test skipper Alastair Cook as the captain of the side, though he mentions that he had thoughts of giving the captaincy to Australian great Shane Warne.
What did you think of Broad’s XI?
India managed to chase down a target of 351 to beat England by three wickets in the first ODI at Pune on Sunday.
For the hosts, Virat Kohli and Kedar Jadhav were the stars of the show – both notching up centuries as they put on a 200-run partnership for the fifth wicket after India were 63/4 at one point.
While Kohli scored 122 from 105 deliveries, it is not often that he gets overshadowed in the middle. But that was exactly what happened at Pune as local boy Jadhav smashed a 76-ball 120.
As is to be expected, there was a lot of praise for the duo on Twitter with the likes of Sachin Tendulkar, VVS Laxman etc. hailing their efforts.
On the other hand, former England captain Michael Vaughan called Kohli the best batsman in all three formats of the game currently.
What did you make of Kohli’s innings?
Best Test player ... KOHLI Best ODI player ... KOHLI. Best T20 player ... KOHLI— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) January 15, 2017
Virat Kohli is the ultimate batsman! One of the greats already! The best around at adapting to the situation put in front of him! #EngVsInd— James Taylor (@jamestaylor20) January 15, 2017
Well done team India 🇮🇳 @BCCI. A winning start to the year 2017. 👏🏼👏🏼— Anjum Chopra (@chopraanjum) January 15, 2017
Kedar Jadhav will be my Man of the Match. Not often you see someone overshadowing the class of Kohli in a run chase. Well played.— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) January 15, 2017
India captain Virat Kohli believes his team have the bowling options to counter-act what he calls a “fearless” England batting line-up in the three-match one-day international series.
The hosts demolished England 4-0 in the five-match Test series a the end of last year but Kohli, speaking in his pre-series press conference, is adamant the tourists are a different side in the 50-over format.
Led by Eoin Morgan, the English ODI team enjoyed a successful 2016, winning 11 and losing just five of their 17 matches.
The visitors also showed their aggressive intent in a recent warm-up match against an India A side in Mumbai, successfully chasing a 305-run target with Sam Billings hitting a gutsy 93.
Who will come out on top on Sunday?
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