Virat Kohli is one of Lisa Sthalekar’s picks for her dream ODI XI, which consists of five players.

Lisa Sthalekar’s, a two-time World Cup champion and member of the ICC Hall of Fame, has revealed the first five players she would choose for her ideal ODI XI.

Lisa Sthalekar

Sthalekar, who had success with the strong Australian teams in 2005 and 2013, is well-versed in what it takes to win a World Cup. She also keeps a close eye on the modern game in her capacity as a pundit.

Lisa Sthalekar’s listed the top five players she would start with while assembling her ideal ODI XI before the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup kicked off in India in October.

  • Five players have been chosen by Lisa Sthalekar for her ideal ODI XI.
  • Two pacers and three specialist batters were among Sthalekar’s options.

Lisa Sthalekar's

1. India’s Jasprit Bumrah

Jasprit Bumrah

I must go see Jasprit Bumrah at number one. “An opening bowler is crucial because you need to take wickets early on and be able to bowl at the latter end when the players are exerting themselves. He is a versatile bowler who can be employed in all three phases of the game, including the middle overs.

2. India’s Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli

“From a batting standpoint, I’m going to select Virat Kohli for the No. 2 position. As this will likely be his final World Cup, you can count on him to perform well on the big stage in front of his home crowd. “A chance for him to say goodbye and make India proud at the same time.”

3. Pakistan’s Babar Azam

Babar Azam


According to me, Babar will score a lot of runs at the World Cup because of the playing conditions and the 50-over format’s favorability for him. He is the kind of person who enjoys taking the initiative and is practically indispensable to Pakistan’s batting order.
He can play his own game and simply chip away at his runs, and before you realize it, he’s already reached triple figures. They have explosive players surrounding him.

4. Australia’s Steve Smith

Steve Smith

“He is a person whose style can be adjusted to every situation. He can control the innings from there because he is a good player of spin, which I believe will be crucial in those middle overs.

5. Pakistani Shaheen Afridi

Shaheen Afridi 

Shaheen Afridi, a Pakistani left-arm fast, will be my final player. “He has such devastating ball control. What he is capable of with his pace and whether he experiences any movement. “Once more, he is the kind of bowler who can strike at the very last second. He has benefited from T20 cricket and will be very influential at the 50-over World Cup.

Babar Azam centuries in ODI Format – Centuries Babar Azam

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