Sehwag, Tendulkar in Hayden's World Cup XI

Sehwag, Tendulkar in Hayden's World Cup XI

Former Australia batsman Matthew Hayden has picked India's Virender Sehwag and Sachin Tendulkar in his "All Time Cricket World Cup Greatest XI".

His pick also includes four Australians - Adam Gilchrist, Shane Warne, Glenn McGrath and Ricky Ponting, who is also the captain of the side.

Apart from Warne, Muttiah Muralidaran, ODI cricket's leading wicket-taker with 534 scalps, is the other spinner in the team, which has Wasim Akram and Waqar Younis, Pakistan’s famed new-ball duo, to accompany McGrath in the seam bowling department.

Gilchrist is Hayden's wicketkeeper, while Sehwag is Gilchrist's opening partner. The rest of the batting wears a solid look, with Ponting, Tendulkar, Brian Lara and Jacques Kallis, four of 10 batsmen who belong to the 10,000-run club in ODIs, making up the top/middle order.

Kallis is the only all-rounder in the team. To engage with fans around the world ahead of the World Cup early next year, the ICC has launched an online campaign called "Your Greatest XI", allowing the game's lovers a unique chance to pick their best eleven from the previous 10 editions of the event.

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