Australian wicket-keeper batsman, Alex Carey took part in an Instagram live session with his new IPL franchise, Delhi Capitals recently where he picked his all-time India-Australia combined T20I XI. Quite shockingly, he left out the Indian vice-captain, Rohit Sharma out of his team.
In case you did not know, Sharma is the only batsman in the world with 4 hundred to his name in this format. Also, he is the most successful IPL skipper having won the IPL 4 times leading the Mumbai Indians.
Alex Carey picks his all-time Ind-Aus T20I XI
Carey, who is still trying to cement his place in the team, picked David Warner and Shikhar Dhawan as his openers, with the Rajasthan Royals captain, Steve Smith at number 3. Virat Kohli got the number 4 spot in his team. It is worth noting that Kohli bats the best at number 3 while Smith is born to bat at number 4.
Also, talking about Rohit Sharma, he stands at the second position in the list of highest run-scorers. On the other hand, Shikhar Dhawan has been out of the T20I team for a long time. Thus, picking Shikhar over Rohit was a controversial decision that he made.
Another shocking inclusion made by him was of Rishabh Pant. He did not go for MS Dhoni and picked himself and Pant in the team. Ravindra Jadeja is the only all-rounder present in the squad which features Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins, Adam Zampa, and Jasprit Bumrah in the bowling attack.
Here is his full team
Alex Carey’s IND-AUS combined T20I XI: David Warner, Shikhar Dhawan, Steve Smith, Virat Kohli, Rishabh Pant, Alex Carey, Ravindra Jadeja, Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins, Adam Zampa, Jasprit Bumrah