Jayawardena selects first five players for Dream T20 XI


ICC Hall of Fame inductee, Mahela Jayawardena has nominated the first five players he would pick if he was in charge of selecting a Dream T20 side, and declared which former great he would call on if he could choose one star at their prime to join them.

While Jayawardena forged a magnificent career for Sri Lanka in all three forms of the game, the 44-year-old now spends much of his time following 20-over cricket with his current role as coach of IPL side Mumbai Indians.

In that role Jayawardena sees the best 20-over players in the world up close and personal on a daily basis, and the Sri Lanka legend revealed the first five players he would pick if he could select a Dream XI on the most recent episode of The ICC Review. Players are Rashid Khan (Afghanistan), Shaheen Afridi (Pakistan), Jasprit Bumrah (India), Jos Buttler (England) and Mohammad Rizwan (Pakistan).