Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid Missing; Ex-English Captain Alastair Cook Picks His All-Time XI

Alastair Cook All-Time XI: Why are Rahul Dravid and Sachin Tendulkar missing? 

Updated: January 10, 2022 7:15 AM IST

By India.com Sports Desk | Edited by Ankit Banerjee

MS Dhoni, MS Dhoni news, MS Dhoni age, MS Dhoni updates, MS Dhoni records, MS Dhoni ipl, MS Dhoni T20 captain, MS Dhoni runs, MS Dhoni runs, Sachin Tendulkar, Sachin Tendulkar news, Sachin Tendulkar age, Sachin Tendulkar record, Sachin Tendulkar runs, Sachin Tendulkar centuries, Rahul Dravid, Rahul Dravid news, Rahul Dravid age, Rahul Dravid records, Rahul Dravid runs, Cricket News, BCCI, BCCI News, Team India
Rahul Dravid Sachin Tendulkar Backed MS Dhoni as Captain (Credit: IANS)

London: Regarded as one of the greats of Test cricket, ex-English captain Alastair Cook revealed his all-time XI. What would surprise fans is the fact that no Indian makes it to Cook’s XI. Cook has also not picked any cricketer who is still playing. That could be one of the reasons why Kohli and Dhoni do not find a place in his XI despite being greats. But if that is the case, why are Rahul Dravid and Sachin Tendulkar missing?

Also Read:

Cook named ex-English stalwart Graham Gooch as the captain of the side. His side features ex-Australian opener, Matthew Hayden. Cook picked a starry middle-order featuring Jacques Kallis, Ricky Ponting, Brian Lara, AB de Villiers, and Kumar Sangakkara. “I’d pay a lot of money to watch that middle-order bat,” Cook said.

While Anil Kumble did not make it to Cook’s list, the two spinners he opted for are Muttiah Muralitharan and Shane Warne. James Anderson, Glenn McGrath is the two pacers he picked in his side. Kallis would obviously chip in as the third seamer.

“None of them need explaining, really, absolute guns of players,” Cook opined about that dreamy bowling attack.

One has to admit that this is quite a strong team.

Alastair Cook’s All-Time XI: Graham Gooch (C), Matthew Hayden, Brian Lara, Ricky Ponting, AB de Villiers (wk), Kumar Sangakkara, Jacques Kallis, Muttiah Muralitharan, Shane Warne, James Anderson, Glenn McGrath

With 12,472 Test runs in 161 games, Cook is the leading run-getter for England in Tests.

For breaking news and live news updates, like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter and Instagram. Read more on Latest Cricket News on India.com.

Published Date: January 10, 2022 7:14 AM IST

Updated Date: January 10, 2022 7:15 AM IST