Rohit Sharma picks his all-time Australian Test XI
All of these XI cricketers represented the Kangaroos in the 21st century.
Published - Feb 19, 2019 11:28 am | Updated - Feb 19, 2019 11:43 am
Indian vice-captain Rohit Sharma loves batting against Australia and his recent run against them reiterates how brilliant he has been playing them. After a challenging Trans-Tasmanian tour which lasted around 80 days, the Indian side is back in the subcontinent and their first assignment is a limited overs challenge against the Aussies.
A run fest is pretty much guaranteed when these two sides meet in India and the fans are eagerly waiting for their clash to commence. Ahead of the all-exciting series, Rohit Sharma did some fun stuff and picked his all-time favorite Australian Test XI on PlayersVoice Facebook page. It’s a pretty difficult choice to make considering the number of legendary names who have donned the Baggy Green and Rohit left some huge names out.
Watson, Hussey and Warner included
The legendary Matthew Hayden was paired up with pocket-size dynamo David Warner as the openers with the immortal leader Ricky Ponting coming in at number 3. His middle-order included the likes of Michael Clarke, Mike Hussey, Adam Gilchrist and also Shane Watson, who was picked ahead of the likes of Damien Martyn and Andrew Symonds.
In the bowling department, Glenn McGrath and Shane Warne were pretty obvious picks considering they are Australia’s highest wicket-takers. He went in with Brett Lee and Mitchell Johnson to fill the other spots. During his career, Rohit only got to face Mitchell Johnson in his prime while the others retired a good time before he settled in the Indian side.
Some notable missing names in the list include Justin Langer, Steve Waugh and Steve Smith. Langer had been one of their finest servants in the longest format while Waugh’s inspirational leadership took Australia to another level. Steve Smith has been showing consistency at this format which was only seen from one man, Sir Don Bradman and to not include him is really surprising.
Here’s the Hitman’s all-time Australian Test XI
Matthew Hayden, David Warner, Ricky Ponting (C), Michael Clarke, Mike Hussey, Shane Watson, Adam Gilchrist (WK), Shane Warne, Brett Lee, Mitchell Johnson and Glenn McGrath