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Chris Gayle named to Twitter T20 dream team

Social media tool, Twitter, has used an algorithm, looking at the most talked about T20 players over the last 12 months to come up with a virtual dream team. Obviously, one of the most talked about cricketers ahead of the start of the Super 10 stage of the World T20s is Virat Kohli, but there are also four other indian players on the team. Mahendra Singh Doni, Suresh Raina, Ravichandran Ashwin, and Harbhajan Singh are the others.

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There is only one West Indian on the team in big-hitting, left-hand opener, Chris Gayle, even though the regional side is said to have one of the best T20 units in the world. The likes of Andre Russell, one of the most well-travelled T20 players in the world, and Dwayne Bravo, an Indian Premier League mainstay, were not mentioned.

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“This dream team is composed of the most-mentioned WT20 players on Twitter over the past 12 months, forming a first XI that would be the envy of any coach,” Twitter said in a release. The team is also made up of Pakistan players Shahid Afridi, Wahab Riaz, and Mohammad Hafeez, along with Australian skipper Steve Smith, and South African paceman Dale Steyn.

 

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