Ponting, De Villiers, Dhoni – Eoin Morgan picks his All-Time XI

In a feature for Lord’s Cricket Ground, England ODI captain Eoin Morgan was asked to pick his All-Time XI.

Morgan’s team is as unconventional as his batting! He’s picked Alastair Cook and Jacques Kallis as his openers – interesting given Kallis has predominantly been a middle order batsman. His middle order is filled with some of the best batsmen to have played the game, in Ricky Ponting, Brian Lara and AB de Villiers. He’s picked two wicket-keepers, Kumar Sangakkara and MS Dhoni. In a departure from the standard ‘Warne-Murali’ picks, Morgan has picked Anil Kumble, with whom he shared the dressing room when he was a part of the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL. His new ball attack consists of two modern greats in James Anderson and Dale Steyn, backed up by some serious fire-power with Mitchell Johnson.

The criteria for selection is players they have played with, against or have been influenced by.

Eoin Morgan All-Time XI

Alastair Cook

Jacques Kallis

Ricky Ponting

Brian Lara

AB de Villiers

Kumar Sangakkara

MS Dhoni

Anil Kumble

James Anderson

Dale Steyn

Mitchell Johnson

Source: Lord’s Cricket Ground

Check out Sourav Ganguly’s All-Time XI HERE

Check out Ricky Ponting’s All-Time XI HERE

Check out Ramiz Raja’s All-Time XI HERE

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