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Chloe Amanda Bailey chooses her all-time playing XI


Chloe Amanda Bailey is quite a popular personality in the Indian cricket fraternity. The Australian female sports journalist has often posted many tweets in favour of India.

She hogged the limelight after she gave an apt reply to Kevin Pietersen on Twitter. Earlier, the former England cricketer asked India not to take England lightly after their 2-1 Test series win over Australia.

Chloe-Amanda replied to Kevin Pietersen’s post in Hindi which reads: “Bhai, thoda intazaar kariye (Translation: brother, wait for some time). Team India defeated England by 3-1 and qualified for the ICC World Test Championship.

Since then, the female journalist became the toast of Indian cricket fans on the micro-blogging Twitter platform. Her tweets have reached out to every nook and corner of the Indian cricket fraternity.

Chloe Bailey comes up with her all-time playing XI

Chloe Amanda Bailey chooses her all-time playing XI

A journalist by the name of Jay Bhavsar interviewed famous Australian presenter Chloe Bailey. In his recent interview, he asked the female journalist to name her all-time playing XI.

But before picking the eleven cricketers, she made herself quite clear that she would pick players based on the modern era. Her list is dominated by 6 Australians, 3 Indians, 1 player from New Zealand and England respectively.

The journalist picked left and right-hand combination – Matthew Hayden and Kane Williamson as openers. Coming to the coveted No.3 spot, she picked the legendary Sachin Tendulkar without any second thought.

After that, Chloe picked Virat Kohli at No.4 and also named Kohli as captain of the playing XI. She also further added saying that Kohli is an absolute entertainer on the field.

“I just think Kohli’s personality resonates with a lot of people in Australia. He is aggressive on the field, yet as soon as he is off it, he is so gracious and humble. I like watching his post-match interviews because he is always so level-headed and accepting of whatever the outcome of the match. But also, have you seen his cover drive?” the journalist asserted.

Chloe picked the current Australia’s best batsman Steve Smith at No.5. Meanwhile, England all-rounder Ben Stokes has been picked at N0.6. Australia’s legendary wicketkeeper Adam Gilchrist is slotted at 7th position.

Her list includes 3 fast bowlers and a solitary spinner. The likes of Brett Lee, Jasprit Bumrah and Glenn McGrath made it to her list. On the other hand, Australia’s spin wizard Shane Warne was the lone spinner in her playing XI.

Here is Chloe’s all-time playing XI:

Matthew Hayden, Kane Williamson, Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli (c), Steve Smith, Ben Stokes, Adam Gilchrist (wk), Brett Lee, Shane Warne, Jasprit Bumrah, Glenn McGrath.


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