The COVID-19 has been grabbing the headlines over the last few days. Due to the same, there’s no cricketing action, which are currently underway. The tournaments have either been cancelled or been postponed. Amidst the carnage, it’s yet not known when proceedings will resume. In the dry run during this adverse situation, there’s not much for the media houses to cover.
But Fox Sports have managed to show their bit of intelligence. They formed a T20I XI with players who never played the shortest format. It consists of all retired cricketers, who used to weave magic around a couple of decades ago. Sir Vivian Richards and Mark Waugh are the opening batsmen. Richards used to play in the strike-rate of the 80s at a time when run-making wasn’t easy.
Abdul Qadir- the lone spinner
Waugh was the member of the Australian team in their victorious 1999 World Cup campaign. Don Bradman, who ended with a Test average of 99.94, found his spot at number three. Sir Garfield Sobers, another legendary West Indies batsman, featured in the eleven. The middle-order is filled with three of the greatest all-round cricketers the world has ever been a witness to.
It has England’s Ian Botham, India’s Kapil Dev and Pakistan’s Imran Khan. In fact, Kapil and Imran were skippers of the 1983 and 1992 World Cup. A movie on Kapil, 83, is also set to hit the silver-screens. Khan , on the other hand, is the Honourable Prime Minister of Pakistan. Australia’s Rod Marsh has been picked as the wicketkeeper.
The pace attack has Joel Garner and Richard Hadlee. Garner used to generate serious pace and ruffled quite a few feathers, representing the West Indies. Abdul Qadir, the legendary Pakistan cricketer, has been picked as the only spin-bowling partner.
Qadir ended with 1162 wickets in his first-class and List-A career. The fast bowling department of Hadlee, Garner, Kapil and Imran has the potential to wreak the best of batting line-ups.
Here’s the T20 team: –
Sir Viv Richards, Mark Waugh, Don Bradman, Sir Garfield Sobers, Ian Botham, Kapil Dev, Imran Khan (C), Rod Marsh (wk), Richard Hadlee, Abdul Qadir, Joel Garner
We've picked an all-time T20 XI made up exclusively of players who never played the format 🤔
Inside the selector's mind 👉https://t.co/IpztVYfvVl
Go on then, tell us who we missed… pic.twitter.com/uKULAthQKz
— Fox Cricket (@FoxCricket) March 23, 2020
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