Bangladesh's pacer Shakib-al-Hasan who has been rated as one of the best all-rounders in the world, has picked his all-time IPL XI.
In an interview with Sportskeeda, he named his best IPL XI and one can note that he has straight away picked up a number of Indian players in his XI.
Eight Indian cricketers have been feature in his IPL XI. A biger shock was the absence of AB de Villiers and Chris Gayle who are rated as top players in the T20 cricket format.
Shakib-al-Hasan has named MS Dhoni as the captain of his side with openers in his IPL XI are Rohit Sharma and Australia's David Warner.
At No 3 stands Virat Kohli in his IPL XI, followed by Suresh Raina and MS Dhoni, who will lead the side and doubles up as the wicketkeeper.
KL Rahul has also been picked in the IPL XI by Shakib and is slotted to come after MS Dhoni.
Ravindra Jadeja and Ben Stokes are the all-rounders in Shakib's XI adding to it, he has not chose any specialist spinner.
He has picked the three pacemakers in his XI including Lasith Malinga, Jasprit Bumrah and Bhuvneshwar Kumar.
Shakib Al Hasan's best XI, starting from openers includes Rohit Sharma, David Warner, Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni (captain and wicketkeeper), KL Rahul, Ben Stokes, Ravindra Jadeja, Lasith Malinga, Jasprit Bumrah and Bhuvneshwar Kumar.
As the T20 World Cup approaching, Shakib-al-Hasan feels that his side will be confident before entering the tournament that will be held in the UAE and Oman.
The ESPNCricinfo has cited Shakib-al-Hasan that his team will be in Oman for not less than 15-16 days prior to the T20 World Cup, which is enough time for adapting with the conditions and wickets.