Border’s “cheeky Empire XI” dig at England’s overseas players

November 17th, 2010 - 2:47 pm ICT by ANI  

Sydney, Nov 17 (ANI): Taking a dig at the England team, former Australian skipper Allan Border has said that the Ashes rivals look more like the “Empire XI” due to their overseas-born players.

Amongst the squad, skipper Andrew Strauss is South African-born along with Kevin Pietersen and Jonathan Trott while left-handed batsman Eoin Morgan is Irish.

“England are sailing under the radar beautifully - let’s get stuck into them a bit,” Border smiled.

“I don’t know whether they should be called England - it should be the Empire XI. They got any Poms in their side?

“They are all South Africans and Irishmen - let’s question where these blokes are actually from,” The Sydney Morning Herald quoted Border, as saying. (ANI)

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