Deciding the ODI world XI from the top ranked nations

The ICC Champions trophy has got off to a hugely entertaining start with the likes of England and India setting the pace in the opening few games of the competition.

There have already been upsets, big hits and cartwheeling wickets, but what has stood out most is the calibre of player currently taking to the middle in the limited overs game. The fact the world’s top eight teams have come together always breeds class, but the 50 over format has never been so blessed with incredible talent.

With all of these players vying for runs and wickets, we here at ClickOn have created our ODI World XI with just one player from each of the nations, while we have also included the teams ranked ninth, tenth and eleventh in the world to finish off the team:

What makes this team so incredible is the vast array of different talents it possesses. From extreme power hitting to wickets aplenty, this is a side that would be right up there with the very best in the world.

Unfortunately there are a number of teams that struggle to really submit a truly world-class player. While Zimbabwe or Afghanistan’s best player may be their openers or a different batsman, how could it be justified that they make the team ahead of the likes of Warner or Stokes?

While there are one or two weaker aspects of the side, this ODI team would definitely be a force to be reckoned with. Whether they would beat India or England due to the afore mentioned weaknesses is interesting to note, but it would be an XI that would challenge in the latter stages of the ICC Champions tournament.

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