In a recent video, the England all-rounder Tim Bresnan has picked up his all-time cricketing squad. In a live session to interact with the fans, this pacer decided to open up about his favourites. Though he is quite experienced with both bat and ball, he was grateful to watch and play with amazing players in his career.
It is quite difficult to pick players suitable for all three formats. Having put a thought in it, Tim decided to do it in his own way.
Players who were Listed in Tim Bresnan’s All-Time XI
As a surprise for the player’s birthday, the official handle of the Lord’s Cricket Ground posted a video back in the year 2019. He started off his team with an England opener, Alastair Cook. This obviously meant that he wanted to concentrate more on his Test squad.
Our thoughts might first strike that Tim would have picked him because he is an Englishman. Well, he was a highly rated batsman whose contribution to England cricket was remarkable.
Next opening batsman to partnership with Cook was Adam Lyth. He is not only a fun person but also a natural player. From 2015, he has played nearly seven Test matches for England.
One of the best skippers in the world, Joe Root was added to the list who brings justice to the game. Next he added an Australian legendary cricketer, Darren Lehmann. His witty play during crucial times gave a helping hand to the team to win many games.
The wicket keeper and the team captain for his team was Gary Ballance. The Zimbabwe-born-British cricketer was admired by many for his enormous contributions to cricket. Tim called him the best captain.
Worst Pick by a Cricketer
Bresnan without any hesitation picked himself up in the number six and put himself ahead of all the other bowlers. His list consists of the following bowlers: Adil Rashid, Stuart Broad, Mitchell Johnson, Steve Harmison, and James Anderson. Well, it’s three England pacers and one Australian bowler.
All-Time Favourite XI by Tim Bresnan
1) Alastair Cook
2) Adam Lyth
3) Joe Root
4) Darren Lehmann
5) Gary Ballance (Captain and Wicketkeeper)
6) Tim Bresnan
7) Adil Rashid
8) Stuart Broad
9) Mitchell Johnson
10) Steve Harmison
11) James Anderson
Fans vented out their emotions in the comment section. It was funny as few of them said it was the worst pick ever. Definitely Tim wouldn’t have expected such a response. It is apt to call this squad as Ashes XI or England playing XI. Probably Tim must have misunderstood the question as England’s XI.