In an exclusive chat with Cricketnmore, Rahkeem Cornwall opened up about his all-time eleven and on a surprising note left out every single Indian from the list.
The West Indian bowling all-rounder chose his all-time eleven and named his country mates, Chris Gayle and Johnson Charles to open the batting for his team.
The illustrious middle and lower-order of Rahkeem Cornwall’s all-time XI
At number three it was New Zealand skipper, Kane Williamson who would be laced with Australian batter, Steve Smith at number four.
Current West Indies skipper for the upcoming World Cup, Kieron Pollard was to come out at number five followed by Andre Russell and Darren Sammy. Darren Sammy has been chosen as the captain of the team.
He picked up four bowlers to continue with the bowling responsibilities as Rashid Khan, Mitchell Starc, Wahab Riaz and Sunil Narine was chosen for the job.
This is a very startling line-up, considering the fact that he packed his team with powerful all-rounders who have been more successful in the shortest format of the game. Despite calling it an all-time XI, all the players were picked from the 21st century.
Rahkeem Cornwall All-Time XI – Chris Gayle(WI), Johnson Charles(WI), Kane Williamson(NZ), Steve Smith(Aus), Kieron Pollard(WI), Andre Russell(WI), Darren Sammy(WI), Rashid Khan(Afg), Mitchell Starc(Aus), Wahab Riaz(Pak), Sunil Narine(WI)
West Indies’ upcoming assignment
Despite coming to T20 cricket with an unusual gait that was last sported by Dwayne Leverock from Bermuda, he is also very tall, towering at 6 feet 5 inches and his figures in T20 cricket are exceptionally illustrious.
Two of his team’s players are included in the West Indies squad who are deemed as the heaviest contenders of the trophy, considering the fact that they are packed with illustrious names of the format.
Chris Gayle, Kieron Pollard and Andre Russell will be taking the field for the reigning champions and on their given day can change the complexion of the game single-handedly.