#ThatWas2018: Who all would feature in ODI XI of 2018?
We are all set to welcome 2019.
In 2018, fans witnessed a fascinating year of cricket, as they enjoyed some breathtaking moments in ODI cricket throughout the year.
Several cricketers performed well in the 50-over format.
From individual records to complimenting teams through immense performances, cricketers had a big say.
Here we list the ODI XI of 2018.
Kohli to lead the best ODI XI of 2018
Indian captain, Virat Kohli is our choice to lead the best ODI XI of 2018. The 30-year-old managed to amass the most number of runs in this format this year. We have picked Indian vice-captain, Rohit Sharma as his deputy.
A brilliant opening combination on offer
Rohit Sharma is the ideal opening choice.
The Indian cricketer smashed 1,030 runs in 2018 and hit an impressive five centuries.
Rohit is known for clearing the ropes and his 39 sixes are a testament to his prowess.
England opening batsman Jonny Bairstow fits in as Rohit's partner.
Bairstow was the first to achieve 1,000+ ODI runs this year (1,025).
He hit four tons.
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Kohli, Root add firepower in middle order
Kohli comes in at number three and is the fulcrum of this playing XI.
The 30-year-old notched 1,202 runs in the calendar year.
Kohli smashed the most number of hundreds in 2018 (6).
England's Joe Root follows Kohli next.
Root, who hit 946 runs, adds a lot of composure.
He played a crucial role in helping England beat India 2-1 in ODI series.
Space for Taylor and Hope in the side
Zimbabwe's Brendan Taylor had a breakthrough year for the minnows.
The 32-year-old hit an impressive 898 runs to show his authority.
He is also the side's wicket-keeper.
West Indian Shai Hope is another player that seals a spot in this ODI XI.
The right-handed batsman amassed 875 runs in 18 ODIs.
He struck three tons this year.
Sikandar Raza is the side's all-rounder
Sikandar Raza fills in as the all-rounder of this playing XI. The Zimbabwe senior player contributed immensely with both bat and ball. In 18 matches, Raza amassed 633 runs. He also chipped in with 22 wickets.
A look at the four-man bowling attack
Rashid finished as the top wicket-taker this year (48).
Kuldeep played a strong hand for India throughout the season.
He chipped in with 45 ODI wickets.
Bangladesh fast bowler Mustafizur Rahman leads the pace attack.
He picked 29 wickets.
South African pacer Lungi Ngidi fills in the final spot.
Most asked questions
Who gets to lead the ODI XI of the year?
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Who was the top run-getter of 2018 in ODIs?
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Which two players are the ace spinners of this team?
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How many Indians fill up the playing XI?
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