Sangakkara names only one Pakistani in all-time XI, Ignores Sachin Tendulkar


New Delhi: Sri Lankan batting legend Kumar Sangakkara on Sunday named his all-time greatest eleven team and it was no surprise that the only Pakistani who made it to the list was Wasim Akram. Meanwhile  Kumar Sangakkara doesn't think Sachin Tendulkar is good enough to fit into his All Time XI in which he included four Australians and three players from Sri Lanka.

In a video published on social media by the Lord's Cricket Ground, Sangakkara picked his countryman and former batsman Aravinda De Silva as the captain and selected Mathew Hayden and Rahul Dravid as the opening batsmen. Legends Brian Lara and Ricky Ponting and top allrounder Jacques Kallis complete the batting line-up, followed by the legendary Adam Gilchrist. Shane Warne and Muttiah Muralitharan are the two specialist spinners in the squad. The fast-bowling department is led by Wasim Akram and Chaminda Vaas, who Sangakkara picked over Glenn McGrath.

The XI:
Mathew Hayden
Rahul Dravid
Brian Lara
Ricky Ponting
Aravinda De Silva (c)
Jacques Kallis
Adam Gilchrist (wk)
Shane Warne
Muttiah Muralitharan
Wasim Akram
Chaminda Vaas