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Styris names the best white-ball XI he has played against in his career


New Zealand’s Scott Styris played in a cricketing era filled with many great cricketers. He has now picked the all-time XI of white-ball cricket he has played against in his career. As far as the opening slot is concerned, Styris didn’t hesitate in picking legendary batsman Sanath Jayasuriya and Indian batting great Sachin Tendulkar.

Styris names the best white-ball XI he has played against in his career
Scott Styris

Scott Styris believes there is no other batsman other than former Australia skipper Ricky Ponting at No.3 as the former Aussie cricketer has essayed 13,704 runs, which is the third-most in ODI cricket.

Styris has also picked modern-day legend, Virat Kohli for the coveted No.4 position. India’s run-machine has scored 43 centuries to his name which is most among the active cricketers in contemporary cricket.

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AB de Villiers and his partner Jacques Kallis take the No.5 and No.6 spot while the former Indian captain MS Dhoni has been named for the No. 7 slot.

As far as the bowlers are concerned, Scott Styris has picked the two greatest spinners namely Shane Warne and Muttiah Muralitharan. The spin pair alone has taken 841 wickets in limited-overs cricket.

Coming to the fast bowlers, Styris picked Sri Lanka’s Lasith Malinga and Australia’s Glenn McGrath as fast bowlers. The pace duo has accounted for 830 dismissals in the limited-overs format.

Scott Styris’ best white-ball XI:

Sanath Jayasuriya, Sachin Tendulkar, Ricky Ponting, Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Jacques Kallis, MS Dhoni, Shane Warne, Muttiah Muralitharan, Glenn McGrath, Lasith Malinga

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