Sandeep features in Akash Chopra's World T20 XI
All theplayers and athletes around the globe are currently forced to be out of their regular jobs due to the global pandemic COVID 19. Meanwhile, Indian commentator Akash Chopra has come up with his World T20 XI featuring a single player from each country.
Akash has selected young Nepali young leg spinner Sandeep Lamichhane in his XI. There are some shocking selections too. Indian captain Virat Kohli doesn't find a place in Chopra's team while India's leading pace bowler in limited format Jasprit Bumrah finds a place.
Lets have a look at Akash Chopra's World T20 XI
David Warner (Australia)
Jos Buttler (England)
Colin Munro (New Zealand)
Babar Azam (Pakistan)
AB de Villiers (South Africa)
Shakib Al Hasan (Bangladesh)
Andre Russell (West Indies)
Rashid Khan (Afghanistan)
Sandeep Lamichhane (Nepal)
Jasprit Bumrah (India)
Lasith Malinga (Srilanka)
Interestingly, all the front line bowlers are from Asian countries. In fact, 4 bowlers Rashid Khan, Sandeep Lamichhane, Jasprit Bumrah and Lasith Malinga are all from South East Asia. The two allrounders are dependable Shakib Al Hasan and hard hitting West Indian Andre Russell.
It looks a good batting unit with David Warner, Jos Butler and Colin Munro at the top of the order followed by the class of Babar Azam and AB De Villiers all of whom have done fantastic in the shortest format of the game.
Akash has selected Malinga to lead the side.
"People must be thinking if I haven’t picked Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma in the top four then where will I place them, unfortunately, I can’t find a place for them as I have to pick only one Indian," said Chopra in the video.