Stuart Law picks cricketing greats in his all-time XI
Law is currently the coach of the West Indies cricket team
Updated - Sep 25, 2018 4:25 pm
Former Australian cricketer and the coach of the Windies cricket team Stuart Law revealed his all-time XI, which features some of the greatest names to have played the sport. Law represented Australia in 54 ODIs and 1 Test match. Although he has resigned as coach of the team, he will take up his new job as Middlesex coach only in January. He is currently in preparation with the Windies for their tour of India and Bangladesh.
In a video feature with Lord’s Cricket Ground, Stuart Law revealed that his all-time XI which includes India’s greatest players Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag. The latter would obviously open the batting, while the Little Master finds himself at no.5 in Law’s team.
“Opening batsmen for me – Virender Sehwag and Matthew Hayden. Viru for his sheer audacity and strokeplay, and Matthew Hayden, just the size of the man, imposes himself on the opposition,” Law said.
He has picked Ricky Ponting, one of Australia’s most successful captains, as the leader of his team. Ponting also fills the number three slot in Stuart Law’s batting line-up. He will be followed by Brian Lara and Sachin Tendulkar respectively. “It Goes without saying, the player has scored more runs than anyone else in Test cricket,” Law said about Tendulkar.
Who are the other players?
Other notable figures who feature in Law’s all-time XI are England all-rounder Andrew Flintoff, Pakistan left-arm pacer Wasim Akram, and two more Australian heroes Shane Warne and Glenn McGrath. West Indies great Curtly Ambrose is the fourth pacer in the side, while Adam Gilchrist takes up the wicket-keeping duties.
The ex-Australian cricketer will soon leave his role as West Indies coach and head over to Lord’s to take over the County Championship side of Middlesex for the next season.
Stuart Law’s all-time XI: Virender Sehwag, Matthew Hayden, Ricky Ponting (c), Brian Lara, Sachin Tendulkar, Adam Gilchrist (wk), Andrew Flintoff, Wasim Akram, Shane Warne, Glenn McGrath, Curtly Ambrose