ICC Decade Awards: ICC has selected its best ODI, Test and T20 teams based on the best performance of this decade, which is dominated by Virat Kohli and Mahendra Singh Dhoni.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) has announced the Decade Awards based on the best performance in cricket in the last 10 years. The ICC has selected its best ODI, Test and T20 teams based on the best performance of this decade, which is dominated by Virat Kohli and Mahendra Singh Dhoni.
Virat Kohli has got a place in the ICC’s best one-day, Test and T20 teams of this decade. Also, the captaincy of the Test team has been given to him. Apart from this, former India World Champion Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has been selected as the captain of the best ODI and T20 teams of the decade.
Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who won India One Day World Cup after 28 years, has been appointed by the ICC as the captain of his 50 overs team of this decade. In this team, apart from Dhoni, there are two more Indians, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli. Australia’s David Warner and Mitchell Starc have also been selected in this team.
Bangladesh’s Shakib Al Hasan and England’s Ben Stokes are the two all-rounders in this team. Imran Tahir of South Africa is the second spinner in the team. AB de Villiers from South Africa has also got a place in the team. Left-arm fast bowler Trent Boult from New Zealand has been included in the team.
ICC ODI team of the decade: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (captain and wicketkeeper), David Warner, Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Shakib Al Hasan, Ben Stokes, Mitchell Starc, Trent Boult, Imran Tahir, Lasith Malinga.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni, former captain of the Indian team, has been selected by the ICC as the captain of their best T20 team of this decade. The current captain of the Indian team in this team is also Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and Jaspreet Bumrah. Apart from AB de Villiers of South Africa and Kieron Pollard from the West Indies, Chris Gayle has got a place in this team. Afghanistan leg-spinner Rashid Khan is the only spinner in the team.
T20 team: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (captain and wicketkeeper), Rohit Sharma, Chris Gayle, Aaron Finch, Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Glenn Maxwell, Kieron Pollard, Rashid Khan, Jasprit Bumrah, Lasith Malinga.
The ICC has also announced the best Test team of the decade from 2011 to 2020, in which Virat Kohli has become the captain. Apart from Virat Kohli, Ravichandran Ashwin has got a place as a spin bowler.
Former England captain Alastair Cook and Australia’s David Warner have got place as opening batsmen of this team. New Zealand captain Kane Williamson has been placed at number three and captain Virat Kohli at number four.
Sri Lankan veteran Kumar Sangakkara has also got a place in this team. Kumar Sangakkara was selected as wicketkeeper in this team. Steve Smith is at number five and Kumar Sangakkara at number six. Ben Stokes has come into the team as an all-rounder. The pace of fast bowling is on Dale Steyn of South Africa, James Anderson of England and Steward Broad.
ICC Test Team of the Decade: Virat Kohli (captain), Alastair Cook, David Warner, Kane Williamson, Steve Smith, Kumar Sangakkara (wicketkeeper), Ben Stokes, Ravichandran Ashwin, Dale Steyn, Steward Broad, James Anderson.
Two experienced Indian players Mithali Raj and Jhulan Goswami have been selected by the ICC in their Women’s ODI Team of this decade. The captain of this ODI team is Meg Lenning of Australia. Apart from Lenning, Alyssa Hilly and Alyssa Parry from Australia have also been selected in this team.
West Indies’ Stephanie Taylor and Anisa Mohammed have also found a place in the team. Sarah Taylor is the only player from England. Suzy Bates is also single from New Zealand. Don von Niekerk and Marijane Cap are from South Africa.
ICC Women’s ODI Team of the Decade: Meg Lenning (Australia), Suzie Bates, Mithali Raj, Stephanie Taylor, Sarah Taylor (wicketkeeper), Alyssa Parry, Don von Niekerk Marijane Cap, Jhulan Goswami, Anisa Mohammed.
India’s T20 team captain Harmanpreet Kaur and Poonam Yadav have managed to make it to the ICC Women’s T20 team of this decade. Harmanpreet, however, was not made the captain of this team. Meg Lenning of Australia is the captain of the team.
The opener responsibility is on Alyssa Hilly of Australia and Sophie DeWine of New Zealand. Suzi Bates is at number three and captain at number four. It is followed by Harmanpreet, Stephanie Taylor of the West Indies, Deandra Dottin, Alyssa Parry of Australia, Anya Shrubsol of England, Megan Shut of Australia and Poonam Yadav.
ICC Women’s T20 team of this decade: Meg Lenning (captain), Alyssa Hilly (wicketkeeper), Sophie Devine, Suzy Bates, Harmanpreet Kaur, Stephanie Taylor, Deandra Dottin, Alyssa Parry, Anya Shrubsol, Megan Shut and Poonam Yadav.