Australia captain Aaron Finch named his combined India-Australia ODI XI staff and one shock omission from it was India opening batsman Rohit Sharma. Rohit is thought to be top-of-the-line gamers of the restricted-overs cricket in the mean time. He is the one participant to register three double centuries within the format. Rohit had additionally scored 5 centuries on the ODI World Cup final 12 months, turning into the primary batsman to take action in a single version of the event.
But as a substitute of Rohit as an opener, Finch went with India batting legend Virender Sehwag and Australia nice Adam Gilchrist.
“Sehwag is my number one pick. He was so dominant. As soon he was on, the game was over. I want to go with Rohit Sharma, his record is amazing, but I want to watch Adam Gilchrist open with Virender Sehwag, hence I would pick Gilchrist,” Finch mentioned.
“I will go with Ricky Ponting at no. 3 and then Virat Kohli at 4. It’s such a tough position to bat at no. five. I would probably pick Hardik Pandya at no. 5 and Andrew Symonds at no. 6 position,” the Aussie captain mentioned.
The proper-handed batsman then went on to select former India captain MS Dhoni at no. 7 place. On being requested who could be the wicketkeeper in his staff - Gilchrist or Dhoni – Finch mentioned it doesn’t matter.
“Dhoni is a cool head under pressure, he takes the team over the line, be it in IPL or international cricket. If the team is 3 for 10, he comes out and get the runs. If the team is chasing, he finds a way the team to get there,” Finch mentioned.
While deciding his bowling unit, Finch struggled to selected a spinner. “I would pick Glenn Mcgrath, Brett Lee, and Jasprit Bumrah as my pace trio,” he mentioned.While considering of a spinner, he mentioned: “Brad Hogg has such a great record, should I go with Harbhajan Singh or maybe Ravindra Jadeja to bat at eight to get extra batting option… I am unable to decide, who would I pick, I am saying players who I loved to watch, but I am unable to decide. It’s too hard to decide,” he mentioned.
Aaron Finch all-time India-Australia XI: Virender Sehwag, Adam Gilchrist, Ricky Ponting, Virat Kohli, Hardik Pandya, Andrew Symonds, MS Dhoni, Brett Lee, (Undecided spin bowling choice), Glenn McGrath and Jasprit Bumrah