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Former Sri Lankan batsman Tillakaratne Dilshan (Source -Google Images)

Former Sri Lankan cricket team veteran opener Tillakaratne Dilshan is currently working as a cricket expert. But if you remember the Dutch era, it was awe for the opposition bowler. Now between the days of lockdown when cricket is missing the game. So like all the big cricketers, Tillakaratne Dilshan has also selected his ODI team.

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Openers in his ODI XI

Sachin Tendulkar
Former Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar (Source: Google Images)

The former Sri Lankan cricket team’s legendary opener has selected the best One Day XI team. In this team, Dilshan has chosen the players with whom he has played cricket or against whom he has played. Dilshan handed over the opening responsibility of his team to Sanath Jayasuriya and Sachin Tendulkar.

Middle-order is great

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Ricky Ponting in World Cup 2011 (Source: Google Image)

At number 3, Dilshan chose West Indies’s destructive batsman Brian Lara. Tillakaratne Dilshan picked his partner Mahela Jayawardene at number-4. Ricky Ponting, the great fortress of the Australia cricket team, has been chosen as the number-5 player.

All-Rounder and Wicket Keeper from South Africa

AB de Villiers
AB De Villiers (Source: Google Images)

Kallis was the easiest selection as he has been the best all-rounder from the world. He can bowl with the new ball while also putting overs in the middle overs. He also has bowling experience in death overs.

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At number 7, Dilshan has picked the legendary South African wicketkeeper-batsman AB de Villiers.

Strong bowling line up

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Former Pakistani bowler Wasim Akram (Source: Google Images)

Dilshan has included 2 fast bowlers and 2 spinners in the team as he has all-rounder Jacques Kallis, who he can use as a fast bowler.

As a 2 spinner, he has included Australian legend Shane Warne and Sri Lankan legend Muttiah Muralitharan. So, as a fast bowler, he has included Wasim Akram from Pakistan and Courtney Walsh from West Indies.

Tillakaratne Dilshan’s ODI XI

Sanath Jayasuriya (Sri Lanka), Sachin Tendulkar (India), Brian Lara (West Indies), Mahela Jayawardene (Sri Lanka), Ricky Ponting (Australia), Jacques Kallis (South Africa), AB de Villiers (South Africa), Wasim Akram (Pakistan), Courtney Walsh (West Indies), Muttiah Muralitharan (Sri Lanka), Shane Warne (Australia).