Weblog of Nazly Ahmed
The Aussies proved that they are the top one-day unit when they beat the World XI in a 3-0 whitewash in the One-day games of the ICC Super Series. The World XI was captained by Shaun Pollock and was packed with big names. Chris Gayle, Virendar Sehwag, Kumar Sangakkara, Jaques Kallis, Brian Lara, Andrew Flintoff, Kevin Pieterson, Rahul Dravid, Shaun Pollock, Danniel Vettori, Shahid Afridi, Makhaya Ntini and Muttiah Muralitharan were in the World XI squad. But the Aussies were too good for this side with big names as they were totally outclassed. Adam Gilchrist played a vital role as he thrashed the ball all around the park and helped Aussies to put big totals on the board which earned him the man of the match award. Some casual dismissals and silly runouts never allowed the World XI to form a partnership in chasing big Aussie totals. The 6 day Test between the Aussies and World XI will start on the 14th of October.