Nasser Hussain and Nick Knight face-off with World XI

Nasser Hussain, former England captain., England v South Africa, 2nd Test, Headingley, Jul 08. (Photo by Patrick Eagar/Patrick Eagar Collection via Getty Images)
Nasser Hussain, former England captain. (Photo by Patrick Eagar/Patrick Eagar Collection via Getty Images)

Nasser Hussain and Nick Knight have played with and against each other during their days playing for England. However, at the time, seems as though they remain to be competing with each other at the commentary box as well. Both of the retired batsmen took some time off in the sky box to name their best playing XI.

Nasser Hussain’s playing XI (India) boasted of a more robust XI in many pundit’s opinions wherein he picked a team that would serve him well all around the world. To fill the important role of the wicketkeeper, Nasser Hussain has opted to go in with Quinton de Kock.


David Warner and India Test match skipper Virat Kohli also make it to the side along with New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson, who perhaps is the most technically gifted batsman at the moment. Nasser has surprisingly opted to go with ben Stokes to fill in the all-rounder role while Dale Steyn and TrentBoult complete the pace bowling attack. Ravi Ashwin and Sunil Narine lead the spin bowling attack.

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Nick Knight (Rest of Wolrd), however, has opted to go in with many more hitters in his side with the likes of Alex Hales and Aaron Finch opening the batting. Instead of Ravi Ashwin, Knight has opted to go in with Mitchell Santner, the new tweaker for New Zealand. Adil Rashid, who has a new lease of life is the other spinner. Mustafizur Rahman also finds himself in the side.

Nasser’s XI (India): Quinton de Kock, David Warner, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Kane Williamson, Ben Stokes, Steve Smith, Ravi Ashwin, Sunil Narine, Dale Steyn, Trent Boult

Nick’s XI (Rest of World): Alex Hales, Aaron Finch, Joe Root, AB de Villiers, George Bailey, Jos Buttler, Mitchell Starc, Mitchell Santner, Adil Rashid, Mustafizur Rahman, Kagiso Rabada