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English spinner James Tredwell picks his All Time XI

English spinner James Tredwell
English spinner James Tredwell (© Getty Images)

It has been a trend in the recent times for the players to be picking up their All Time XI teams. The official social media handle of the Lord’s Cricket Ground often comes up with players choosing their favorite starting eleven. In a recent update, they had James Tredwell picking up his favorite players. The English cricketer, who is more renowned for his heroics for Kent in County championships, picked his All Time XI on his birthday – 27 February.

While most players are very choosy and end up picking up players from all the countries, the team of James Tredwell predominantly sees the English players. He has as many as 7 English players in his lineup. In the opening role, he has former England Test skipper Alastair Cook and Rob Key. Tredwell noted that he has played a large part of his cricket career under their leadership. At number 3, he picked the current Test skipper of the English side, Joe Root.

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Root is one of the top batsmen in the modern day cricket. Tredwell considers himself lucky to have seen Root progress over the years as a batsman and player. Out of favor English candidate, Kevin Pietersen finds himself picked at number 4 by the English spinner. Pietersen, in his prime days, was a batting mainstay for the national side. The number 5 spot sees the first overseas player come in the picture.

Former Australian skipper Steve Waugh was the pick made by James Tredwell. He was in full praise for the World Cup winning skipper. Waugh was followed by Andrew Symonds next. Symonds’ ability to bat, bowl spin, bowl seam and field well made him an ideal choice in his lineup. Among the wicket keepers, Tredwell had a conundrum over Geraint Jones and Matt Prior. However, he went with the former calling him exceptional behind the stumps.

The pace department has English premiers Stuart Broad and James Anderson. Morne Morkel, who had a brief stint at Kent, joins the two English pacers. The only spinner to be included in the list in Muttiah Muralitharan. Tredwell reflected that the numbers speak for the legendary man.

James Tredwell All Time XI:

Alastair Cook, Rob Key, Joe Root, Kevin Pietersen, Steve Waugh, Andrew Symonds, Geraint Jones, Stuart Broad, Morne Morkel, James Anderson, Muttiah Muralitharan.

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