VIDEO: Sachin Tendulkar, Rohit Sharma and Harbhajan Singh in James Franklin’s All Time XI

New Zealand all-rounder James Franklin, who is known for his prowess with the bat as well as ball in the shorter formats, has named his All Time XI. In a video posted by Lord’s Ground from their official YouTube channel, Franklin picks some great players for his team. As always, the selection was based on the fact that the player should have played with or against the cricketer or influenced him.  SEE MORE: Sachin Tendulkar, Chris Gayle chosen as openers in Brendon McCullum’s All-Time XI

English Test skipper Alastair Cook and Nathan Astle will open the batting whereas Indian legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar will come at the three. Brian Lara grabs the fourth position followed by Rohit Sharma at five. Australian all-rounder Andrew Symonds will render his services at six while the skipper of the side is Brendon McCullum, who will also keep wickets. ALSO SEE: No Tendulkar, Kohli in Eoin Morgan’s All-Time XI; Dhoni, Kumble find place

Their bowling department hails of Brett Lee, Shane Bond, Mitchell Johnson and Harbhajan Singh. The pace battery looks dominant with enough variations with Harbhajan Singh being the only spinner.

James Franklin’s All Time XI: Alastair Cook, Nathan Astle, Sachin Tendulkar, Brian Lara, Rohit Sharma, Andrew Symonds, Brendon McCullum (c & wk), Harbhajan Singh, Brett Lee, Mitchell Johnson, Shane Bond.

Check out the video where Franklin reasons it out: