ICC announces T20I and ODI Teams of the Decade
The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Sunday announced the men's and women's ODI and T20I teams of the decade. Former India captain MS Dhoni has been named the captain of both the men's ODI and T20I Team of the Decade which also features the likes of Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma. Here we present the complete details.
The batting of the T20I side boasts of all the stalwarts of the game. The top-two run-scorers in T20Is, Rohit and Kohli lead the batting show. Universe Boss Chris Gayle makes his presence felt. Meanwhile, AB de Villiers, who was a consistent force for SA has got the nod. Australian skipper and the side's leading scorer, Aaron Finch, has been included as well.
Malinga, the highest wicket-taker in T20Is is the leader of the bowling attack. The Sri Lankan ace is joined by his Mumbai Indians team-mate Jasprit Bumrah, who has impressed largely of late. Afghanistan spinner Rashid Khan leads the spin attack. Rashid has claimed a plethora of wickets everywhere he has bowled. Maxwell and West Indian skipper Pollard are the two all-rounders.
A look at ICC Men's 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 Men's ODI Team of the Decade: Rohit Sharma, David Warner, Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, MS Dhoni (c and wk), Ben Stokes, Shakib Al Hasan, Mitchell Starc, Trent Boult, Imran Tahir, Lasith Malinga.
A scorer of three ODI double hundreds, Rohit is a natural selection in the 50-over Team of the Decade. The 2019 World Cup hero gets company from Australian southpaw David Warner, who has taken the game to a new level. Kohli, who has been the most successful in ODIs, champions the batting unit. ABD makes the cut alongside MSD, who is the captain.
The ICC Men's T20I Team of the Decade. And what a team it is! ⭐— ICC (@ICC) December 27, 2020
A whole lot of 6️⃣-hitters in that XI! pic.twitter.com/AyNDlHtV71