Sachin Tendulkar only Indian in Graeme Swann reveals his all-time XI

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New Delhi, Jan 31: Former England off-spinner Graeme Swann has revealed his list of all-time cricketers and included India's cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar in the list.

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Tendulkar is the only Indian cricketer in Swann's list in which he has included himself as well.

The list comprises two English, including Swann, four Australians, three West Indies, one Indian and one Pakistani player in the list.

England pacer James Anderson is the twelth man present in the list. Former Pakistan captain and legendary pacer Wasim Akram is lone cricketer from the neighbouring country. (Tendulkar only Indian player in Broad's all-time XI)

Swann's team comprises four Australians in Sir Don Bradman, Adam Gilchrist, Shane Warne and Glenn McGrath. Three West Indians who made it to Swann's all-time XI are Gordon Greenidge, Brian Lara and Sir Garfield Sobers.

However, there is no place for any South African, New Zealand and Sri Lankan cricketer in the list picked up by Swann.

Swann's all-time playing XI was revealed through Lord's Cricket YouTube channel. The criteria for the team is that the player has either played with or against or his life is strongly influenced by the players mentioned.

The former England spinner considers Lara as the best batsman he has bowled to and regarded Tendulkar as the best player of his generation.

"Tendulkar is the best player of my generation. I would prefer bowling to Sachin than Lara but it's a touch and go," he said in a video shared by Lord's Cricket Ground.

Legendary Australia stumper Gilchrist was chosen as the wicketkeeper of Swann's team.


Here are cricketers who found a mention in Swann's all-time XI:

1. Sir Jack Hobbs (Eng)

2. Gordon Greenidge (WI)

3. Sir Donald Bradman (Aus)

4. Brian Lara (WI)

5. Sachin Tendulkar (Ind)

6. Sir Garfield Sobers (WI)

7. Adam Gilchrist (wicketkeeper) (Aus)

8. Shane Warne (Aus)

9. Graeme Swann (Eng)

10. Glenn McGrath (Aus)

11. Wasim Akram (Pak)

12th man. James Anderson (Eng)

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