Former Australian cricketer Michael Hussey has named his ‘Best of Enemies’ XI in test cricket. During ‘the unplayable podcast’ – Michael Hussey named a test XI from the countries and players he played against in his career. Hussey picked 3 players from India, 4 players from South Africa, 2 players from Sri Lanka alongside 1 each from England and West Indies.
Hussey picked explosive Virender Sehwag and former South Africa skipper Graeme Smith as the openers for his ‘Best Enemies XI’ in the test. While Sehwag has 8586 test runs against his name, Graeme Smith scored 9265 runs in his Test career.
In the middle order, Michael Hussey picked the legends like Brian Lara from West Indies and Sachin Tendulkar from India. Hussey also picked Virat Kohli in his side and he is the only active batsman in the list.
In the lower middle-order, Hussey chose Sri Lankan wicketkeeper Kumar Sangakkara and for the all-rounder’s position, he went with the greatest all-rounder to ever grace the game of cricket – Jacques Kallis from South Africa.
In the pace bowling department, Michael Hussey selected the South African pace duo of Dale Steyn and Morne Morkel. Steyn has picked up 439 wickets in the test cricket, while his partner Morkel has 309 scalps against his name. Alongside them, Hussey added English Pacer James Anderson as the 3rd pacer in the team. Anderson is the highest wicket-taking pace bowler in the test cricket history with 584 wickets in his kitty.
The legendary off-spinner from Sri Lanka- Muttiah Muralitharan completed Michael Hussey’s ‘Best of Enemies’ XI in the test cricket. Murali is the only bowler in the test history to bag more than 800 wickets in his Test career.
Final Team –
Virender Sehwag, Graeme Smith, Brian Lara, Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli, Kumar Sangakkara, Jacques Kallis, Dale Steyn, Morne Morkel, James Anderson, and Muttiah Muralitharan.