The great spinner and one of the best Cricketers Australia ever produced Shane Warne who also used to be very good friend of great Indian cricketer and “God” of cricket Sachin Tendulkar surprised everyone when he did not favor his friend and chose Navjot Singh Sidhu as more explosive opener than Sachin Tendulkar and Tendulkar has been given his test position of number 4 in this team also. Shane Warne chose saurav Ganguly as captain of Indian xi.
The incumbent test captain of Indian team MS Dhoni has been selected in this team as wicket keeper and Rahul Dravid, Anil Kumble , Harbhajan Singh is also part of the team.
In his all time great Indian xi Shane Warne included few great names from India and left few others who according to him could not find their place as it was very tough competition between them and it was always difficult to leave people like Dilip Vengasarakar, Ravi Shastri, Sanjay Manjrekar, Manoj Prabhkar from his playing xi but he has to do so.
In his xi Shane warne has inducted great Indian All rounder and fast bowler Kapil Dev along with Jawgal Shrinath . Shane Warne find it very tough to chose between Md Azaharuddin and VVS Laxman and he has given the flexibility to interchange 12th man VVS with Azaharuddin as situation arises in each matches.
The playing xi of Shane Warne is the following.
Shane Warne’s all-time India XI: Virender Sehwag, Navjot Singh Sidhu, Rahul Dravid, Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly (c), Mohammad Azharuddin, Kapil Dev, MS Dhoni (wk), Anil Kumble, Harbhajan Singh, Javagal Srinath, VVS Laxman (12th man: Interchangeable with Azharuddin)