Afro-Asia ODI XI among current international cricketers

This side can turn out to be world-beaters.

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Asia and Africa have produced some of the best cricketers over the years. Back in 2007, Asia XI and Africa XI locked horns in a series and the matches turned out to be absolute nail-biters. The likes of Sanath Jayasuriya, Yuvraj Singh, Mashrafe Mortaza, AB de Villiers, Shaun Pollock and many others graced their presence.

The quality of cricket wasn’t disappointing and kept everyone at the edge. Even 13 years later, the two continents have managed to put forth some prolific names. Among the Asian teams, Bangladesh have come up the ranks even as India have been dominating the rankings for quite a while.

In fact, if a team is formed combining the best cricketers from Asia and Africa, it can defeat the best in the business. The Afro-Asia XI can be a team that can be a feared one around the world.

In the article, let’s take a look at the best Afro-Asia XI: –

1. Rohit Sharma

Rohit Sharma
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Rohit Sharma’s numbers speak for him. Having scored three double tons, he has shown the ability of making starts court. Bowlers are aware that he’s going to make them pay if allowed to get the measure of the conditions. Starting his career as a middle-order batter, Rohit was often bashed for throwing his wicket away.

But he learned the art of blending caution with his attacking approach. In 2019, he became the first batsman to smash five centuries in a single edition of a 50-over World Cup.

The Nagpur-born is also a ferocious player of the pull-shot, sometimes off the front foot as well. Rohit is 33 and is at the peak of himself, though he has had to face a few injury concerns. The opening batsman has been one of the major reasons behind India’s continued dominance in the ODI format.

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