Bengaluru, Sep 3: Former Pakistan captain Waqar Younis has picked his "Modern Day ODI World 12" which features 2 Indians.
In recent times, former cricketers have either picked their "All Time XIs" or current best teams in both Tests and ODIs. (1 Indian in 1990s World XI)
On Saturday (September 3), it was the turn of 44-year-old fast bowling great Waqar to reveal his 12-member 50-over international side based on current form. He announced his team on his Twitter account. (Warne reveals his best batsmen)
During his playing days, Waqar was among the best. He captured 373 Test and 416 ODI wickets. (Ponting's All-Time XI)
Test captain Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma (opener) are the 2 Indians who were chosen by Waqar.
For former Pakistan coach Waqar, it was an easy selection to put Kohli, Smith and De Villiers in the side while many fans were surprised to see England left-hander Moeen Ali's name.
Pakistan's young left-arm quick Mohammad Amir, who was banned for spot-fixing, too finds a place. Many questioned his selection due to his involvement in the fixing scandal.
Waqar's team has 3 left-arm fast bowlers and no specialist spinner. Mitchell Starc of Australia and Bangladesh's Mustafizur Rahman are the other 2 left-arm fast bowlers along with Amir.
Here is Waqar's "Moder Day ODI World 12"
1. David Warner (Australia)
2. Rohit Sharma (India)
3. Virat Kohli (India)
4. AB de Villiers (South Africa)
5. Steve Smith (Australia, Captain)
6. Jos Buttler (England)
7. Ben Stokes (England)
8. Moeen Ali (England)
9. Mitchell Starc (Australia)
10. Mohammad Amir (Pakistan)
11. Mustafizur Rahman (Bangladesh)
12. Martin Guptil (New Zealand)
Warner..Rohit..Kohli..AB..Smith(c)— waqar younis (@waqyounis99) September 3, 2016
Mustafizur..12th.M Guptil. My modern day ODI #World12 you agree ?
@waqyounis99 amir do not deserve a spot their. ..— Ahsan (@AHS20022) September 3, 2016
@waqyounis99 no Joe root ... Moin in world X1... hmmm....can't agree on that— Waqas ur Rahman (@WakasRahman) September 3, 2016
@waqyounis99 sir a genuine mystery spinner such as narine..what do u think?With the batting class can afford to hv a longer tail.— saptak bhattacharya (@saptakwt20) September 3, 2016
@waqyounis99 Williamson in place of rohit— mohid pirzada (@PirzadaMohid) September 3, 2016
The rest looks good