Mike Hussey to captain, while Sachin Tendulkar to bat at no. 7 in Graham Onions’ All-Time XI

Former England medium pacer Graham Onions was recently seen playing the Masters Champions League (MCL) under the leadership of Virender Sehwag for Gemini Arabians. Onions may have just played 9 Tests for England but he continues to remain a big figure in the English County circuit. ALSO READ: Steve Waugh to captain, Gilchrist over Sangakkara and Tendulkar at No.4 in Jonathan Trott’s All-Time XI

Recently, he too joined the league of current and former cricketers of picking All-Time XI. His XI starts with some unexpected players as Onions picked two former Australians as his opener — Michael Di Venuto and Mike Hussey.

Many of cricket fans will be surely surprised with the inclusion of Di Venuto in Onions’ XI as the former Australian has only played 9 international matches. Di Venuto played along with Onions in county cricket and another surprise from his XI was Hussey as captain. ALSO READ: Kumar Sangakkara to lead; Sachin Tendulkar to bat at No 4 in Ricky Ponting’s All-Time XI

Moving from opening to middle-order, it includes some of the greatest batsmen of all time, such as Kumar Sangakkara, Kevin Pietersen with two great all-rounders Jacques Kallis and Andrew Flintoff.

Followed by surprises in this XI, the another surprise was that Onions put Sachin Tendulkar at number seven, who has batted at No.4 most of the time. Well, maybe he wasn’t thinking of the order.

While Shane Warne is the only spinner in his side, the three pacers are Darren Gough, Dale Steyn and James Anderson.

Graham Onions’ All-Time XI: Michael Di Venuto, Mike Hussey (c), Kumar Sangakkara (wk), Kevin Pietersen, Jacques Kallis, Andrew Flintoff, Sachin Tendulkar, Shane Warne, Darren Gough, Dale Steyn, James Anderson.

Check out the video where Graham Onions reasons it out: