<div class="img-caption-wrap "> <img alt="MS Dhoni India" src="https://st2.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/cricket/image_20130624190032.jpg" title="MS Dhoni India" /> <p class="imgcaptionnew" style="width:618px;"> MS Dhoni (above) leads the team that also has the likes of Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, Mohammad Azharuddin, Anil Kumble, Virender Sehwag and Virat Kohli to name a few © Getty</p> </div> <strong>Greater Noida: Aug 15, 2013</strong><br /> <br /> He can walk into any Indian team on a given day, but former captain <a href="/tags/Kapil-Dev/post" target="_blank">Kapil Dev</a> decided to keep himself "out" of the best-ever Indian ODI line-up which he feels should be led by another limited overs legend <a href="/tags/MS-Dhoni/post" target="_blank">Mahendra Singh Dhoni</a>.<br /> <br /> The World Cup-winning captain's team of 12 has young Saurashtra all-rounder <a href="/tags/Ravindra-Jadeja/post" target="_blank">Ravindra Jadeja</a> while <a href="/tags/Harbhajan-Singh/post" target="_blank">Harbhajan Singh</a> and <a href="/tags/Anil-Kumble/post" target="_blank">Anil Kumble</a> are the other two spinners.<br /> <br /> Apart from Dhoni, the team has Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag, <a href="/tags/Sourav-Ganguly/post" target="_blank">Sourav Ganguly</a>, Virat Kohli, Mohammed Azharuddin while <a href="/tags/Zaheer-Khan/post" target="_blank">Zaheer Khan</a> and Javagal Srinath are the two fast bowlers.<br /> <br /> Interestingly, Kapil didn't select a single member of the victorious 1983 squad.<br /> <br /> Asked about the reason behind leaving out members of 1983 side, Kapil said:"I feel this is India's best ODI team. People can disagree with me but that's my personal view."<br /> <br /> "Furthermore, I am selecting the side so how can I include myself in it," he said when asked to hand pick India's best ODI team on the sidelines of promotional event in Noida on Thursday.<br /> <br /> "We won the 1983 World Cup but the fact remains that West Indies were by far the better side. We were just confident of doing well on that given day."<br /> <br /> Kapil reiterated that the MS Dhoni-led team which <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/cricket-articles/India-clinch-ICC-Champions-Trophy-2013-after-snatching-thrilling-5-run-win-over-England/28232" target="_blank">won the Champions Trophy</a> in England this year is the best-ever team in the history of Indian cricket.<br /> <br /> "The team did not have key players like [Virender] Sehwag, [Gautam] Gambhir, Zaheer [Khan] but the way they played nobody missed them. West Indies is still missing the likes of Viv Richards, Desmond Haynes," he said.<br /> <br /> "I have never seen such outstanding fielding side in the history of Indian cricket. The Champions Trophy title is the ultimate tribute to this team."<br /> <br /> Kapil had words of appreciation for India's new batting sensation <a href="/tags/Shikhar-Dhawan/post" target="_blank">Shikhar Dhawan</a> and compared the hard-hitting left-hander to Sehwag.<br /> <br /> "Shikhar has been outstanding from his very first match. I had never thought there would be someone who can hit the ball better than Sehwag," he said.<br /> <br /> With the present Indian team sporting a settled look, Kapil feels it would be tough for seniors like Sehwag, Gambhir, Yuvraj and Zaheer to make a comeback.<br /> <br /> "Nothing is impossible but they need to have patience. The competition would be tough because and the age is also not in their favour," he said.<br /> <br /> <strong>Kapil All-time XI</strong>: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (c), Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, Virender Sehwag, Mohammed Azharuddin, Yuvraj Singh, Virat Kohli, Anil Kumble, Harbhajan Singh, Javagal Srinath, Zaheer Khan.<br /> <br /> 12th Man: Ravindra Jadeja.