Virat Kohli named ICC player of the decade and cricketer of the decade
India captain Virat Kohli has been named the ICC ODI player of the decade and cricketer of the decade. Earlier, was chosen as the captain of the Test team of the decade by the International Cricket Council. The RCB skipper also made it to the ODI and T20I teams of the decade, led by former India skipper MS Dhoni. Australia and RCB opener Aaron Finch and South Africa’s AB de Villiers also feature in the T20I team of the decade.
The T20I side comprised of two other Indian cricketers – Rohit Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah. The list has four cricketers from India, two from West Indies, two from Australia and one each from Sri Lanka, South Africa, and Afghanistan.
The ICC’s ODI team of the decade led by MS Dhoni includes Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli. Another RCBian to make the list is South Africa’s AB de Villiers.
The Test XI led by Virat Kohli too features another RCB star in the form of Dale Steyn. While off-spinner R Ashwin is the only India bowler to have made the list.
Indian women too feature in the lists announced by the ICC. Mithali Raj and Jhulan Goswami are a part of the ODI team while Harmanpreet Kaur and Poonam Yadav make it to the T20I team.
Here are the teams
ICC’s 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’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’s Test Team of the Decade: Alastair Cook, David Warner, Kane Williamson, Virat Kohli (c), Steve Smith, Kumar Sangakkara, Ben Stokes, Ravichandran Ashwin, Dale Steyn, Stuart Broad, James Anderson
ICC’s 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
ICC Women’s ODI Team of the Decade: Alyssa Healy, Suzie Bates, Mithali Raj, Meg Lanning (c), Stafanie Taylor, Sarah Taylor, Ellyse Perry, Dane Van Niekerk, Marizanne Kapp, Jhulan Goswami, and Anisha Mohammed.