James Franklin, the New Zealand star, who is equally good with the bat as well as bowl, has unveiled his all-time XI, which includes three Indian cricketers. The Kiwi southpaw who is still the integral part in many of the T20 leagues across the globe choose his Mumbai Indians’ colleagues Sachin Tendulkar, Rohit Sharma and Harbhajan Singh in his all-time XI.
Well, as always, the selection has been made on the fact that the player should have played with or against the cricketer or influenced him.
There were quite a few surprise selections in the squad, as some big names like Virat Kohli, David Warner and AB de Villiers to name a few are missing in Franklin’s team.
Former New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum has been named as the leader of the side which comprises of players from New Zealand, India, Australia, England and West Indies.
Here is the list of players in James Franklin’s All-Time XI:
Alastair Cook, Nathan Astle, Sachin Tendulkar, Brian Lara, Rohit Sharma, Andrew Symonds, Brendon McCullum (c & wk), Harbhajan Singh, Brett Lee, Mitchell Johnson, Shane Bond.