The best ODI playing 11 of team India

India happens to be a sports-crazy nation, and cricketers are deemed to be demigods in this part of the world. If you check out the cricket live video app, a few Indian players are considered to be the best in the international world. There is bound to be a degree of debate, but the choice of the best 11 players does pose a major challenge of sorts. Still, there are a few players who do make the list.

Virendra Sehwag

At a point of time in his career, his test records were better in comparison to test cricket. If you go on to compare his one-day record, it is more than enough to make him an asset for any team. Though he played well in front of the wicket, his uppercuts have achieved legendary status. In one-day cricket, he is the first man to score a double century, and with his handy off spin, he was a delight for the captain. In the 2011 World Cup, he played a crucial role.

Rohit Sharma

Our memory serves us right: he started off as a middle-order batsman and moved into the open slot. At the beginning of his career, he could not do a lot of justice to his talent, but his elegance reminds us of Viv Richards. With the retirement of a few players, there was a hole in the top order, and he has gone on to take the opportunity with both hands. He is also one of the few players who has hit five centuries in the World Cup.

Virat Kohli

He is the chase master and one of the best when it comes to one-day cricket. His records are a testimony to the fact that he could walk onto any team. In any direction, he can score and is an accumulator of runs. For a considerable period of time, he went on to captain the Indian cricket team with a reasonable amount of success. At the rate at which he is going, he is bound to challenge Sachin for 100 international hundreds.

Sachin Tendulkar

If there is a god of cricket then Sachin Tendulkar is to be considered for the same. For a cricketing career that spanned over a decade or so he was simply outstanding on all counts. The best part is that he did face some challenging bowlers during his time and dealt with all of them with relative ease. He is also the first player in the game of cricket to score 100 international hundreds.

Sourav Ganguly

He is the captain of the team and is responsible for taking the Indian cricket team to the next level. In cricketing circles, he is referred to as “Dada,” and his off-side play was a pleasing sight to the eyes. There is an argument that there are better players out there, but he makes the team as he is a left-hander and the team requires one. Despite the fact that he is a successful opener, he can go on to score runs in the middle innings. With his medium pace, he was also a handy bowler.

Mohammed Azharuddin

He did not make it to the No. 5 slot, but we had to hand over the next one to him. With his leg-side flicks and his handy fielding, it was really difficult to keep him off the team. Even his batting average of close to 40 runs was something that was unheard of during those times. He went on to captain the Indian cricket team for a prolonged period of time and win a number of tournaments.

M.S Dhoni

A lot of fans would be wondering why he is not the captain but made the vice-captain. But if you figure out things closely, Dhoni developed under the skill sets of Ganguly, and it would be difficult to replace his mentor. In addition, his glove work makes him the wicketkeeper of the team. He is a cool and calm player, and his influence is bound to rub off on the players. With these abilities, he won the ICC World Cup 2011 and has gone on to do a decent job with his franchise, CSK.

Kapil Dev

Even after his retirement, he is still rated as the best all-rounder that India has produced. If you give him the bat or the ball, he can be a menace to the opposition. For a considerable period of time, his 434 test wickets stood, and he was the captain of the team that won the World Cup in 1983.

Anil Kumble

He was a fighter and a passionate player. Though he was a leg spinner, he barely went on to turn the ball. His record of 619 wickets ensures he is one of the modern greats in the game of cricket. Along with it, his handy lower-order contributions have rescued the team from difficult situations. He played at a time when he hardly had any support from the other end, but he ranks right up there.

Javagal Srinath

His companion from Karnataka was a tall, lanky bowler who is currently serving as an ICC match referee. It has to be said that he was the fastest bowler that India has gone on to produce and was the top wicket-taker in a couple of world cups. Along with it, he was more than capable of striking a few lusty blows down the line. He was the leader of the attack for a long period of time.

Zaheer Khan

To round off the list, we have a left-handed fast bowler. Not only was it about his length, but he was one of the few Indian bowlers who could go on to move the ball in both directions. Like Srinath, he was the leader of the bowling attack and did a great job for a considerable period of time. Though his economy rate is somewhat on the higher side, but in recent times the balance between bat and ball is wide.

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