Shane Warne picks greatest Pakistan XI, names Wasim Akram as skipper


Karachi: Former Australian leg-spinner Shane Warne has picked his greatest Pakistan XI and named former Pakistan captain and left-arm pacer Wasim Akram as his captain.

Warne is naming the best XI of all the cricketing playing nations on Instagram live. “What a talented side Pakistan was to play against, they were amazing and super talented,” he said.

“I played from 1990 to 2013, Saeed was probably one of the best I have bowled too, he along with Aamir Sohail are my openers,” he added.

“In the middle-order, Mohammad Yousuf, class player of spin and pace at number three. Inzamam-ul-Haq at number four, not the best player of spin but fearless against pace. Younis Khan and Moin Khan at five and six respectively,” he maintained.

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Warne rate Pakistan’s bowling attack as one of the best in the late 90s having likes of Wasim Akram, Shoaib Akhtar, Waqar Younis, Saqlain Mushtaq, and Mushtaq Ahmed.

“Wasim was the best left-arm pacer, his skill was terrific. Shoaib Akhar, a guy who can bowl constantly at 100 mph was absolute fear to face. Waqar, who changed the perspective of reverse swing and yorker, this bowling attack was absolute class,” he added.

Warne’s greatest Pakistan XI: Saeed Anwar, Aamir Sohail, Mohammad Yousuf, Inzamam-ul-Haq, Younis Khan, Moin Khan (wk), Wasim Akram (c), Saqlain Mushtaq, Mushtaq Ahmed, Shoaib Akhtar and Waqar Younis.

It is pertinent to mention that Warne is picking these sides of his era where he played against them during his illustrious career.

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