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Top ICC umpire picks Proteas legend in best ever XI

2018-09-19 20:58
Kumar Dharmasena
Kumar Dharmasena (Getty Images)

Cape Town - ICC umpire and former Sri Lanka all-rounder Kumar Dharmasena has named his all-time XI with former Proteas all-rounder Jacques Kallis the only South African represented.

Dharmasena 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 Sri Lankan umpire named the "usual suspects", which included Sachin Tendulkar, Shane Warne and Brian Lara, who regularly make such lists.

Dharmasena, who played 31 Tests, scoring 868 runs and taking 69 wickets, revealed a line-up with former greats that he had the privilege of playing with and officiating for.

Former Proteas all-rounder Kallis slotted in at No 7 on his list.

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.

Dharmasena has umpired in 55 Tests, 87 ODIs and 22 T20Is to date and won the ICC Umpire of the Year award in 2012.

Kumar Dharmasena's all-time XI:

Matthew Hayden (Australia), Sanath Jayasuriya (Sri Lanka), Ricky Ponting (Australia - captain), Sachin Tendulkar (India), Brian Lara (West Indies), Kumar Sangakkara (Sri Lanka - wicketkeeper), Jacques Kallis (South Africa), Wasim Akram (Pakistan), Muttiah Muralitharan (Sri Lanka), Shane Warne (Australia), Glenn McGrath (Australia)

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