With just two weeks until one-day international cricket’s marquee event, Australia allrounder Glenn Maxwell has named the XI he’d most like to see suit up in the coloured clothes.
In his first cricket.com.au video blog ahead of the ICC Cricket World Cup in Australia and New Zealand, Maxwell picked a side boasting some of the greatest players to ever play the game – including former Australia stars Adam Gilchrist, Dean Jones, Shane Warne and Glenn McGrath.
The enigmatic allrounder even threw in a few surprises, with South African legend and reigning KFC T20 Big Bash League Player of the Tournament Jacques Kallis pushed down the order to seven, instead of h
Maxwell also left the door open for some possible inclusions in the coming years, with AB de Villiers floated as a possible middle-order batsman and back-up wicketkeeper to Gilchrist.
Watch the video above for Maxwell’s full XI.
Australia’s World Cup Fixtures
February 14: v England, 2:30pm at the MCG
February 21: v Bangladesh, 1:30pm at the Gabba
February 28: v New Zealand, 2:00pm at Eden Park (NZ)
March 4: v Afghanistan, 2:30pm at the WACA
March 8: v Sri Lanka, 2:30pm at the SCG
March 13: v Scotland, 2:30pm at Blundstone Arena
Remember, you can also support Australia on the road to the World Cup by either tweeting @CricketAus the hashtag #CmonAussie or visiting this page to get your digital autograph from Clarke and go on to purchase your very own personalised World Cup top.