Former England captain Nasser Hussain has named his ultimate World Cup XI, ahead of the upcoming ICC World Cup 2023 which begins in India on October 5. In this XI, Hussain left out two major Indian players Jasprit Bumrah and Shubman Gill.
Hussain’s XI features a mix of experienced and exciting players from all over the world. He has picked two openers in Rohit Sharma and Quinton de Kock, both of whom are among the best batsmen in the world in ODI cricket.
At No. 3, Hussain has picked Pakistan skipper Babar Azam, who is in the form of his life. He is followed by England captain Jos Buttler, who will also don the gloves in Hussain’s team.
Hussain has surprised many by picking Virat Kohli as his wildcard entry. Kohli has been struggling for runs in recent years, but Hussain believes that he is still one of the best batsmen in the world.
The all-rounder’s role in Hussain’s team is played by Shakib Al Hasan and Bas de Leede. Shakib is one of the best all-rounders in the world, while de Leede has emerged as a rising star from the Netherlands.
The bowling department in Hussain’s XI is led by Pat Cummins and Trent Boult. The duo has been fantastic for Australia and New Zealand respectively in recent years.
Hussain has also picked two spinners in Rashid Khan and Maheesh Theekshana. Khan is one of the best spinners in the world, while Theekshana is a rising star from Sri Lanka.
Nasser Hussain’s Ultimate World Cup XI:
- Rohit Sharma
- Quinton de Kock
- Babar Azam
- Jos Buttler (c & wk)
- Virat Kohli
- Shakib Al Hasan
- Bas de Leede
- Pat Cummins
- Trent Boult
- Rashid Khan
- Maheesh Theekshana
Hussain’s XI is a very strong one, and it would be a formidable opponent for any team in the world. It has a good mix of batting, bowling, and all-round ability, and it is sure to be a contender for the title in the upcoming World Cup.