Cricket

Lone Proteas legend in Ponting's best-ever XI

2017-09-20 14:11
Ricky Ponting (Getty)

Cape Town - Former Australia skipper Ricky Ponting has named his best-ever cricketing XI, with Proteas all-rounder Jacques Kallis the only South African represented.

Ponting revealed his all-time XI on the Lord's Cricket YouTube channel, with the criteria being that he had to have played with or against them, or have been strongly influenced by the players mentioned.

The Cricket World Cup-winning Australian captain named the "usual suspects", which included Sachin Tendulkar and Brian Lara, both of whom regularly make such lists.

Ponting, who played 168 Tests and scored 13 378 runs, revealed a line-up with former greats that he had the privilege of playing with during his 17-year career.

Former Proteas all-rounder Kallis slotted in at No 3 on his list with Ponting highlighting Kallis' 40 Test centuries and wicket-taking ability.

Kallis, who retired from international cricket in 2014, played 166 Tests for South Africa scoring 13 289 runs and taking 292 wickets in the process.

Ricky Ponting's all-time XI:

Matthew Hayden (Australia), Justin Langer (Australia), Jacques Kallis (South Africa), Sachin Tendulkar (India), Brian Lara (West Indies), Kumar Sangakkara (Sri Lanka - captain), Adam Gilchrist (Australia - wicketkeeper), Shane Warne (Australia), Wasim Akram (Pakistan), Curtly Ambrose (West Indies), Glenn McGrath (Australia)

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