MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli lead in ICC Team of the Decade
First Published Dec 28, 2020, 8:12 AM IST
The International Cricket Council came up with an initiative to honour the last decade's best players. Consequently, the drive to form a team of the decade, across formats, was put forward by it. Based on votes from the fans, the ICC has announced the team.
Former Indian skipper MS Dhoni and current captain Virat Kohli have been elected as the captain for the decade's ICC Team. While Dhoni leads the limited-overs side, Kohli does so in the longest format.
A few months back, the International Cricket Council (ICC) pitched the initiative to honour the players of the last decade by forming a team across formats. Based on votes from the fans, the teams were announced by the ICC on Sunday.
Among other Indians, the T20I teams had senior opener, Rohit Sharma, along with pacer, Jasprit Bumrah. The three Indians also featured in the ODI team, barring Bumrah, while the Test team possesses Kohli, along with veteran off-spinner, Ravichandran Ashwin. The ICC also announced the women's T20I team, which had twin Indians, in the form of Harmanpreet Kaur and Poonam Yadav.
ICC T20I Team of the Decade: Rohit Sharma, Chris Gayle, Aaron Finch, Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Glenn Maxwell, MS Dhoni (c), Kieron Pollard, Rashid Khan, Jasprit Bumrah, and Lasith Malinga.
ICC ODI Team of the Decade: Rohit Sharma, David Warner, Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Shakib Al Hasan, MS Dhoni (c), Ben Stokes, Mitchell Starc, Trent Boult, Imran Tahir and Lasith Malinga.
ICC Test Team of the Decade: Alistair Cook, David Warner, Kane Williamson, Virat Kohli (c), Steve Smith, Kumar Sangakkara, Ben Stokes, Ravichandran Ashwin, Dale Steyn, Stuart Broad, James Anderson.
ICC Women's T20I Team of the Decade: Alyssa Healy, Sophie Devine, Suzie Bates, Meg Lanning, Harmanpreet Kaur, Stafanie Taylor, Deandra Dottin, Ellyse Perry, Anya Shrubsole, Megan Schutt, Poonam Yadav.