Former New Zealand captain and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) head coach, Daniel Vettori has picked his all-time XI.
In collaboration with Lord’s Cricket Ground, the 38-year-old revealed his dream team which included Indian batting trio of Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid and Virat Kohli.
According to the selection criteria, Vettori can choose players he has played with, against or has been influenced by.
Surprisingly, the former left-arm spinner did not include current New Zealand captain Kane Williamson in his team.
Vettori has drafted Ricky Ponting and Rahul Dravid as the openers. Kohli has been named as the captain of a star-studded outfit which also includes revolutionary wicket-keeping batsman Adam Gilchrist, metronomic pace bowler Glenn McGrath as well as spin king Shane Warne.
Iconic all-rounder Sir Richard Hadlee is the sole Kiwi player in the side. The likes of Kumar Sangakkara, AB de Villiers and Muttiah Muralitharan complete the line-up with South African great all-rounder Jacques Kallis, who comes in as the 12th man.
Here’s Daniel Vettori’s all time XI:
Ricky Ponting, Rahul Dravid, Virat Kohli (c), AB de Villiers, Sachin Tendulkar, Kumar Sangakkara, Adam Gilchrist (wk), Shane Warne, Muttiah Muralitharan, Glenn McGrath, Richard Hadlee, Jacques Kallis (12th man)