Veteran Indian spinner Harbhajan Singh has picked his all-time T20 XI. He has left out Virat Kohli, the highest run-getter in the history of T20Is, from his team. He named India’s Rohit Sharma and West Indies’ Chris Gayle as the two openers of the side. For the No.3 slot, Bhajji went for England’s Jos Buttler.
He spoke about Buttler’s attacking capabilities. “He is a very reliable batter and someone who can control the game once he gets set,” Harbhajan was quoted as saying in Sportskeeda.
At No.4, Harbhajan picked Shane Watson, who no more plays cricket. “Being an all-rounder, he has won many matches through his batting ability and has won games with the ball as well,” he stated.
The veteran went for AB de Villiers, MS Dhoni, Dwayne Bravo and Kieron Pollard at No.5, 6, 7 and 8 respectively.
“The batting order can be altered and Pollard could be moved up and down the order depending on the needs of the side. Any T20 team is incomplete without Pollard,” Harbhajan added. Sunil Narine, r Lasith Malinga and Jasprit Bumrah completed the bowling lineup.
Most of the players are still active and are playing in the ongoing ICC T20 World Cup in the UAE.
Harbhajan’s T20 XI
Rohit Sharma, Chris Gayle, Jos Buttler, Shane Watson, AB de Villiers, MS Dhoni (c &wk), Dwayne Bravo, Kieron Pollard, Sunil Narine, Lasith Malinga, Jasprit Bumrah