Scott Styris named best XI he played against in white-ball games; three Indians included

Styris played 12 years of international cricket for New Zealand.

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Former New Zealand cricketer Scott Styris formed a team of the best XI cricketers he has played against in white-ball cricket. Styris made his debut for New Zealand in 1999, and last played in 2011.

However, he still went on to play T20 leagues around the world and his recent appearance was in 2016 during Masters Champions League. It means he has a large number of good competitors to pick.

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Styris named Sri Lanka's explosive opener Sanath Jayasuriya and India great Sachin Tendulkar as an opening duo. Both the batsman used to be the backbone of their batting line-up. 

For the number three spot, Australia's Ricky Ponting is picked. Although, Styris has added the modern great Virat Kohli in the side. Another great addition to Styris' XI is South Africa's one of the finest batsmen AB de Villiers. De Villiers is considered as among the toughest batsmen to bowl because of his wide range of shots.

One more South Africa legendary cricketer Jacques Kallis made into the side for the all-rounder spot. 

India's two times World Cup-winning captain MS Dhoni is the wicket-keeper, while Shane Warne and Muttiah Muralitharan are the star spinners of the XI. For pace bowling attack, Glenn McGrath and Lasith Malinga are included by Styris.

Here is Scott Styris’ XI: 
Sanath Jayasuriya, Sachin Tendulkar, Ricky Ponting, Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Jacques Kallis, MS Dhoni, Shane Warne, Muttiah Muralitharan, Glenn McGrath, Lasith Malinga


By Sihyeu Singh - 15 Feb, 2020

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