Shane Warne XI: Afridi given an edge over Mushtaq Ahmed

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PERTH, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 16: Shane Warne of the Stars looks on during the Big Bash League semi-final match between the Perth Scorchers and the Melbourne Stars at the WACA on January 16, 2013 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Will Russell/Getty Images)
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Former Australian leg spinner Shane Warne continues naming the best XIs from countries he has played against, this time the team he has chosen is Pakistan.

“Lots of good players unfortunately miss out, the toughest player to leave out was my friend and amazing leg spinner Mushtaq Ahmed,” Warne wrote on his Facebook page.

Shane Warne selects players who have been the best since 1990 to 2015 and must have played against each cricketer chosen. This is the reason that Pakistan’s greatest Test run-scorer, Javed Miandad, was not eligible for inclusion.

“Just to remind you, I have to have played a meaningful game against a player before being selected,” he said.

The World renowned former leg spinner who has 1000 wickets to his credit in the world class cricket says “I have been unable to include great names like Richard Hadley, Imran Khan and Ian Bottham in my team as I have hardly played against or never played against them but I am sure in the end when I’ll be picking the world’s best test team these players would be there.”

“Lots of good players unfortunately miss out, the toughest player to leave out was my friend and amazing leg spinner Mushtaq Ahmed,” Warne wrote on his Facebook page.

“But went with Afridi as the leg spinning all-rounder, otherwise Saqlain would have had to miss out.”

Trying to fit Mushtaq into the team may also have forced Warne to leave out Waqar Younis or Shoiab Akhtar, he mentioned.

Pakistan’s Best Team selected by Shane Warne  comprises of the following names:

Wasim  Akram (Capt), Saeed Anwar, Aamir Sohail, Younus Khan, Inzamamul haq, Muhammad Yousuf, Shahid Afridi, Moin Khan, Saqlain Mushtaq, Shoaib Akhter and Waqar Younus

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