The all-time India ODI XI based on the ICC ranking

India has for the last few years become the ambassador of modern cricket with the performances that they have put in all formats of the game. Cricket is a religion in India and it has produced some of the greatest cricketers in the game. Taking in consideration the ICC rankings, this is what an all-time 11 would like for the Indian cricket team. Something the dream11 team prediction players would love to see.

Openers –

Sachin Tendulkar and Rohit Sharma – The two Bombay boys start the innings and if it could happen, would it not be one of the most destructive partnership ever? Sachin is the most successful batsman in terms of runs. His ranking overall in the ICC rankings is 15.

Just one point below him is the modern day batting great Rohit Sharma. The hitman has carved a niche for himself as an opener and scored big in important games. His ICC ranking overall is 16. He is still an active player so a lot could still happen.

Number 3,4,5 –

Virat Kohli – At number 3 is India’s highest ranked player with the ICC ranking of 6. Virat Kohli has been a run machine ever since he has stepped on to the cricket field. He averages 50+ in all the formats internationally and has a phenomenal strike rate too

Sourav Ganguly – At Number 4 is the former Indian captain and the prince of Kolkata, the man behind the modern transformation of the Indian team. Sourav was the mainstay of the Indian batting order and has an ICC ranking of 29.

MS Dhoni – Following in Ganguly’s footsteps, MS Dhoni took over the reins of captaincy of the Indian cricket team but what one forgets with his prowess as a captain is how much he contributed to the team as a batsman. Certainly, a modern day great with a ranking of 32.

Allrounders –

Ravi Shastri – The left armer who is the current coach of the Indian cricket team was a prolific player batting and bowling at crucial times in test and ODI matches. He is ranked 11 in the all-time allrounder rankings.

Kapil Dev – Kapil is one of the biggest icons of Indian cricket and he has been ranked at 17 in the ICC bowlers list. The World cup winner for India has contributed immensely towards the growth of Indian cricket in the last 3 decades. He continues to serve the Indian cricket.

Bowlers –

Irfan Pathan – The bowler in his prime was an amazing swing bowler and later on towards his career he became a T20 specialist and was the man of the match in the T20 world cup final. He was one of the most innocuous cricketers who could be useful in the lower order with the bat as well

Anil Kumble – India’s highest wicket taker has dominated bowling in his era. He was a competitor and could go on and run through sides. He had an all-time ranking of 30 over a long career that lasted the better part of two decades.

Maninder Singh – The left armer in his prime was a menace particularly on the Indian pitches. He could pick up wickets in clusters and particularly make it difficult for the players who are not used to playing on the subcontinental pitches. His ICC overall ranking is 14.

Jasprit Bumrah – Though still very young in the career, he has made quite the impression early and has created ripples in the world of cricket. He is currently ranked 19 in the overall bowlers list and we can expect him to only go upwards