Evin Lewis picks his all-time T20I playing XI, MS Dhoni to lead the side

Evin Lewis picked a total of 5 Indian players in his all-time T20I playing XI.

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Rajasthan Royals’ (RR) cricketer Evin Lewis picked his all-time T20I playing XI in a video that has been released by the franchise on their official Twitter handle. Lewis picked Chris Gayle and Rohit Sharma as the openers of his all-time T20I XI. Both Sharma and Gayle have scored a combined tally of 4743 runs in T20Is and have blasted 6 centuries together.

Indian batting superstar Virat Kohli will walk in at No.3, while the No.4 spot will be taken by the legendary AB de Villiers. While Kohli is the highest run-scorer in the T20I format of the game (3216 runs), de Villiers has plundered 1672 runs at a strike rate in excess of 135 in T20I cricket.

The No.5 spot in the side will be occupied by West Indian cricketing powerhouse Kieron Pollard. Former Indian cricket legend and current Chennai Super Kings (CSK) skipper MS Dhoni will be the wicket-keeper cum captain of Evin Lewis’ all-time T20I XI. Dhoni led the Indian side to the T20 World Cup title in the year 2007.

Evin Lewis also picks Ravindra Jadeja and Jasprit Bumrah in his T20I XI

The two all-rounders who made their way into Lewis’ all-time T20I XI are Andre Russell and Ravindra Jadeja. Jadeja is the mainstay of the Indian T20I side and has scored 230 runs and taken 39 wickets.

Andre Russell has scored 721 runs for the West Indies in 64 T20Is and has scored his runs at a whopping strike rate of 155.39. The three bowlers who will complete Lewis’ all-time T20I XI are Rashid Khan, Jasprit Bumrah, and Mitchell Starc.

Rashid Khan is the 4th highest wicket-taker in T20Is and has scalped a whopping 99 wickets in just 52 matches at an average of 12.21. Jasprit Bumrah has played 51 T20I matches for the Indian side and has scalped 59 wickets. Australian left-arm seamer Mitchell Starc has prized out 55 willow wielders in T20I cricket.

Evin Lewis’ all-time T20 XI: Chris Gayle, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Kieron Pollard, MS Dhoni (c and wk), Andre Russell, Ravindra Jadeja, Rashid Khan, Jasprit Bumrah, Mitchell Starc

You can watch the video of the same below