Virat Kohli-ABD names their combined XI. Saurav Ganguly not chosen as the captain

Virat Kohli and Ab De Villiers are arguably two of the best batsmen of their generation. Both the players are known for the vast array of shot selection they possess. The duo has played together for Royal Challengers Bangalore for more than half a decade and has terrorized the opposition with their performances.

The pair recently took on Instagram to have a live session. The duo talked about a plethora of things and had a few candid chats as well.

The pair talked about a bunch of other things amongst cricket. One of the most insightful discussions the duo had consisted around the combined playing XI of both the sides. The RCB pair made a combined XI of the two nations, India and South Africa.

The World Cup stars dominate the Playing XI:

The playing XI made by the two revolved around the players who were a part of India’s 2011 World Cup-winning squad. Both chose MS Dhoni, the former captain of India as the leader of their XI.

The prime candidates for the team could have been Graeme Smith and Saurav Ganguly along with Virat Kohli himself. Both of the former captains were also denied an opening slot. The RCB duo chose Rohit Sharma and Sachin Tendulkar as the openers of their squad. The pair also sidelines Virendra Sehwag and Hashim Amla from the XI. The middle-order was the least disputed zone as it contained both of the RCB stars (Virat Kohli and ABD) along with MS Dhoni.

The duo awarded the number five spot to the hero of India’s 2011 World Cup-winning squad, Yuvraj Singh. Legendary South African all-rounder Jacques Kallis completed the middle order for the side.

Mischievous Yazuvendra Chahal grabbed the spot of the only spinner in the side, whereas one Indian fast bowler made the cut. Jasprit Bumrah grabbed one of the places reserved for the pacers, whereas the other two spots went to Dale Steyn and the current speed demon of the South African side Kagiso Rabada.

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