West Indies captain Jason Holder has selected his all-time XI containing plenty of star-studded names. In collaboration with Lord’s Cricket Ground, the 25-year old revealed the choices for his dream team. The all-rounder picked Sachin Tendulkar, Shane Warne and Brian Lara among others in his all-time XI.
Holder enthused, “His (Tendulkar’s) record – what he has done for the game and in the game is phenomenal.”
For the opening slot, Holder has picked Matthew Hayden and Kumar Sangakkara. On his decision to choose Sangakkara as an opening batsman, he said, “The reason being – I think his record is exceptional. For me, he has to get into my all-time XI. You want to place him in; so you have to squeeze him at the top (of the order).”
At number 3, the all-rounder picked former Australian captain Ricky Ponting. Holder said that Ponting is one of best batsmen of all time and his record, once again, speaks for itself. For number 4 position, Holder chose his countryman Brian Lara. Holder said that Lara is his all time favourite batsman.
At number 5 and 6, Jason has picked former Indian batsman and highest run scorer in International cricket- Sachin Tendulkar, and former South African all-rounder Jacques Kallis.
For wicketkeeping, the West Indies skipper has picked Australia’s Adam Gilchrist, who was known for his electrifying glove work and explosive batting during his playing days.
In the bowling department, Holder has included only one spinner in his team in the form of legendary Shane Warne. With fast bowling icons such as Dale Steyn, Sir Curtly Ambrose and Glenn McGrath, Holder’s all-time XI becomes more strong.
Jason Holder’s All-Time XI
Matthew Hayden (Australia), Kumar Sangakkara (Sri Lanka), Ricky Ponting (Australia), Brian Lara (West Indies), Sachin Tendulkar (India), Jacques Kallis (South Africa), Adam Gilchrist (Australia), Shane Warne (Australia), Dale Steyn (South Africa), Curtly Ambrose (West Indies) and Glenn McGrath (Australia)