Shane Warne names Wasim Akram-led greatest Pakistan XI

Legendary Australian leg-spinner Shane Warne, in a live Instagram session, Thursday named the greatest Pakistan XI he played during his glorious career and picked up pace wizard Wasim Akram as skipper.

The 50-year-old named stylish Saeed Anwar to open the innings alongside temperamental Aamir Sohail as the southpaw duo shared some nice partnerships of their heydays.

The middle order is dominated by the run machines Mohammad Yousuf, Inzamam-ul-Haq and Younis Khan followed by the chirpy wicketkeeper, Moin Khan in Warne’s Pakistan XI.

The bowling unit is headed by Wasim Akram, who also captained Pakistan to the 1999 ICC World Cup Final. Addition of Waqar Younis completes the duo of two W’s in the team. Shoaib Akhtar, the world’s fastest bowler, is the third pacer.

Off spinner Saqlain Mushtaq, the inventor of doosra, and Mushtaq Ahmed, the master of googly, are the two spinners in Warne’s team.

Shane Warne said, “Akram was one of the best bowler that I noticed, his ability with the ball was distinctive.”

Warne’s best Pakistan XI: Saeed Anwar, Aamir Sohail, Mohammad Yousuf, Inzamam-ul-Haq, Younis Khan, Moin Khan (wk), Wasim Akram (c), Saqlain Mushtaq, Mushtaq Ahmed, Shoaib Akhtar and Waqar Younis. 

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