My World Cup Dream 11 to demolish all opposition, says Spandan

Spandan believes his selected set of players will 'sweep away whoever comes in the way'.

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Waiting eagerly for India's World Cup 2019 campaign to start against South Africa on June 5, I have grabbed this opportunity from Sportstar to build my World Cup Dream 11.

I believe my side will sweep away whoever comes in the way. Selecting this team proved very difficult because I was forced to leave out many favourites, most notably Virender Sehwag and Yuvraj Singh. However, I thought this one through and let my head and not heart take charge.


Here's my team

Matthew Hayden (Australia)

Sachin Tendulkar (India)

Virat Kohli (India)

Ricky Ponting © (Australia)

AB De Villiers  (South Africa)

MS Dhoni (WK) (India)

Jacques Kallis (South Africa)

Kagiso Rabada (South Africa)

Mitchell Starc (Australia)

Shane Warne (Australia)

Jasprit Bumrah (India)


12th Man: Graeme Swann (England)

Coach: Gary Kirsten


Given the pace firepower I have in my team, and Warne as the lone regular spinner, I decided to go with Ricky Ponting as captain. This too was a very difficult decision because my heart beats for Dhoni. Also, I am not too worried about the spin department because there isn't anything in the world of cricket that Sachin can't do.  


The writer studies in Class X at Ahlcon Public School in Delhi.  

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