Morne Morkel Excludes MS Dhoni From His All-time XI
By CricShots - Jul 15, 2022 5:34 pm
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Former South African fast bowler Morne Morkel recently picked his all-time XI. Interestingly, the seamer has chosen just one Indian cricketer. He did not have a place for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 winning skipper, MS Dhoni. Also, he left out his brother Albie Morkel from his team.

MS Dhoni

Talking about the all-time XI of Morne Morkel further, he started the team with two left-handed openers. He picked former South African skipper, Graeme Smith as one of the two openers. The other opener was the Australian opener, David Warner. Morkel named Smith the captain of his all-time XI.

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Two more former South African stalwarts received a place in the batting line-up department of the team. At number three is Hashim Amla, who was famous for his ability to play big knocks consistently. And right behind is Jacques Kallis, who is one of the most complete all-rounders in cricket’s history.

Morne Morkel
Morne Morkel

Former Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli is at number five in the team. Kohli is the lone Indian in the all-time XI of Morne Morkel. Surprisingly, Morkel has kept former England cricket team batter Kevin Pietersen at number six. Pietersen normally batted in the top order for his country.

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At number seven is the team’s wicket-keeper batter AB de Villiers. There are four bowlers in Morkel’s all-time XI. The lone spinner is Daniel Vettori, while the three fast bowlers are Dale Steyn, Pat Cummins and Kagiso Rabada.

Morne Morkel’s all-time XI: Graeme Smith (captain – South Africa), David Warner (Australia), Hashim Amla (South Africa), Jacques Kallis (South Africa), Virat Kohli (India), Kevin Pietersen (England), AB de Villiers (wicketkeeper – South Africa), Daniel Vettori (New Zealand), Pat Cummins (Australia), Kagiso Rabada (South Africa), Dale Steyn (South Africa).