West Indies cricket team’s star fast bowler Fidel Edwards recently formed his all-time XI in an interview with Swag cricket. Interestingly, the right-arm fast bowler did not pick his former Deccan Chargers teammate Rohit Sharma in the team. He went with only one Indian player – Sachin Tendulkar.
The playing XI starts with two explosive left-handed batters, namely Chris Gayle and Adam Gilchrist. While Edwards played a lot of international matches with Gayle for the West Indies cricket team, the pacer played under Gilchrist’s captaincy for the Deccan Chargers in the 2009 IPL season.
Tendulkar received the number three spot in the batting lineup. Many fans regard the former Indian batter as the God of Cricket. He holds the record for the most number of runs scored by any cricketer in international cricket history.
The middle-order had two West Indian names as well, namely Sir Gary Sobers and Brian Lara. Both players won fans’ hearts with their fantastic performances for the West Indies cricket team. To give balance to his all-time XI, Edwards added former South African cricket team all-rounder Jacques Kallis at number six.
Fidel Edwards named five bowlers in his all-time XI
Since he is a fast bowler himself, Fidel Edwards decided to go with five bowling options in his bowling attack. He named four fast bowlers and a spinner in his team. The spinner is former Australian cricket team leg-spinner Shane Warne.
The four pacers who received a spot in the all-time XI are Glenn McGrath, Wasim Akram, Malcolm Marshall and Curtly Ambrose. Two are former West Indies cricket team pacers, while McGrath and Akram are from Australia and Pakistan, respectively. Here is the full all-time XI picked by Edwards:
Fidel Edwards’ all-time XI: Chris Gayle, Matthew Hayden, Sachin Tendulkar, Brian Lara, Sir Gary Sobers, Jacques Kallis, Shane Warne, Glenn McGrath, Wasim Akram, Malcolm Marshall and Curtly Ambrose.