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No MS Dhoni in Daniel Vettori's dream team that features 3 Indian players

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 23 October 2017, 14:20 IST

Daniel Vettori, the former New Zealand skipper, had given trouble to Indian batters with his world-class spin. The left-arm spinner has taken over 300 wickets including both the formats Test and One Day Internationals.

Recently, Vettori put together his dream team and interestingly he selected three Indian players. The former Kiwi player revealed his dream cricket team in a video posted by Lord's Cricket Ground's Facebook account. The selection criteria for those who were selecting their all-time XI includes that they have to choose players they have played with, against or have been widely influenced by their game.

The 38-year-old cricketer had named Indian skipper Virat Kohli as a captain for his star-studded dream team. Vettori's dream team also include two-time World Cup winning skipper Ricky Ponting, but the former Kiwi player did not acknowledge Indian cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni who has led Indian team in winning top three ICC tournaments namely ICC World Cup (2011), ICC World T20 (2007) and ICC Champions Trophy (2013).

However, the most shocking thing about his dream team is that all-rounder Sir Richard Hadlee is the only Kiwi player in his dream team.

Daniel Vettori's dream team: Ricky Ponting, Rahul Dravid, Virat Kohli (C), AB de Villiers, Sachin Tendulkar, Kumar Sangakkara, Adam Gilchrist (WK), Shane Warne, Muttiah Muralitharan, Glenn McGrath, Sir Richard Hadlee and Jacques Kallis (12th man).

Other than Indian skipper Virat Kohli, Vettori has also picked god of cricket Sachin Tendulkar and the wall of Indian cricket Rahul Dravid.

First published: 23 October 2017, 14:20 IST