Shane Warne reveals his all-time Australia Test XI
It is needless to say that the Australia Test team have created massive history with their legendary players and it is quite a tough job to make an all-time Australia Test XI. But former Australia player and legendary leg-spinner Shane Warne took out the courage and made a legendary XI.
Warne has picked the pair of Matthew Hayden and Michael Slater to open the innings. Hayden played 103 Tests and scored 8625 runs including 30 centuries and 29 fifties with a personal best of 380. The leg-spinner also explained the reason behind preferring Slater over David Warner.
“I am only picking players that I played with that is why David Warner is not going to be a part of the side, he is one of the greatest Australian openers,” he said.
The number spot 3 was not a tough one to guess at all as he is Australia’s legendary captain Ricky Ponting, the second-highest run-getter in the history of longest format cricket with 13378 runs in 168 Tests.
Ponting is followed by Mark Waugh at No. 4 and Border at No. 6. Another legendary captain that Warne played under Steve Waugh is batting at No. 7 whom the legspinner reckons more as a match saviour rather than a match-winner. Adam Gilchrist is picked as the wicket-keeper of the team.
The bowling attack is made up of Glenn McGrath who retired as Test cricket’s most prolific fast bowler. He is joined by Jason Gillespie, Tim May and Bruce Reid.
Warne’s XI: Matthew Hayden, Michael Slater, Ricky Ponting, Mark Waugh, Allan Border (c), Steve Waugh, Adam Gilchrist, Tim May, Jason Gillespie, Glenn Mcgrath, Bruce Reid.