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England all-rounder Ravi Bopara has joined the group of cricketers to name their all-time XI. Bopara, a County stalwart, revealed his team on Lord s official YouTube channel, and has named three Indian players in his list: Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli and Virender Sehwag. The list also includes Brian Lara, Shoaib Akhtar and Jacques Kallis, among others. Bopara picked Sehwag as the opener, partnering him with Australia vice-captain David Warner. Kumar Sangakkara will bat at No. 3 as well as keep wickets.

Bopara picked his idol, Tendulkar, at No. 4. That was no-brainer. Who better than Tendulkar can grace that position? Following Tendulkar is one of his greatest admirer and current India skipper Virat Kohli at No.5. All-rounder Kallis takes the No.6 position. He can play second fiddle to the pace unit. Bopara also has Lara in the side. The West Indies legend, for that matter, can bat at any position. Bopara placed fast-bowling legend Wasim Akram at the helm. The one and only Muttiah Muralitharan will handle the spin department, described by Bopara as one of the dangerous in the business ever.

The only English player in his side is James Anderson, one of the best exponents of swing bowling. Bopara roped in Shoaib Akhtar as the 11th player just for his raw pace.

 

 

Ravi Bopara s all-time XI: Virender Sehwag, David Warner, Kumar Sangakkara (wk), Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli, Jacques Kallis, Brian Lara, Wasim Akram (c), Muttiah Muralitharan, James Anderson and Shoaib Akhtar