BCCI President and former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly has selected his all-time best playing XI. Ganguly, who has a great record in international cricket, has prepared the best team by choosing great players from all over the world.
Legendary players like Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Virender Sehwag, and Anil Kumble, and Virat Kohli could not make it to Dada’s team. Ganguly has given the maximum place to 4 Australian players in this team. Only 2 players of the same Indian team were able to make it to Ganguly’s team.
Only 2 Indian players could make Sourav Ganguly’s place in the all-time playing XI
Sourav Ganguly has included only 2 Indian batsmen Rahul Dravid and Sachin Tendulkar in his all-time best playing XI. He has not been given the great captain and wicketkeeper of Team India Mahendra Singh Dhoni in his team. He has given Sri Lanka’s Kumar Sangakkara a place in his team as a wicketkeeper.
Ganguly has selected Matthew Hayden and Alastair Cook as openers in his team. Although he wanted to include Virender Sehwag in his favorite playing XI. But seeing Alastair Cook’s excellent record in Test cricket, Dada could not ignore him.
Most 4 Australian players got the place
Sourav Ganguly has selected a maximum of 4 Australian players in his team. Apart from Matthew Hayden, Ricky Ponting, Shane Warne, and Glenn McGrath are included in this team of Ganguly. Dada has included Glenn McGrath, Shane Warne, Muttiah Muralitharan, and South African fast bowler Dale Steyn in his team. At the same time, as an all-rounder, South African veteran Jacques Kallis has got a place in the team.
Sourav Ganguly has been a great captain as well as a great batsman in his time. In his career, he scored 7212 runs in 113 Test matches at an average of 42.17, including 16 centuries and 35 half-centuries. At the same time, in 311 ODIs, he scored 11363 runs at an average of 41.02. In which 22 centuries and 72 half-centuries are included.
Sourav Ganguly’s All-Time Best XI
Matthew Hayden (Australia), Alastair Cook (England), Rahul Dravid (India), Sachin Tendulkar (India), Jacques Kallis (South Africa), Ricky Ponting (Australia), Kumar Sangakkara (Sri Lanka), Shane Warne (Australia), Dale Steyn (South Africa), Muttiah Muralitharan (Sri Lanka), Glenn McGrath (Australia).