As another decade has come to end in the game of cricket, International Cricket Council (ICC) announced the T20I team of the decade led on Sunday (December 27). The team has four Indian players, two Australians, two West Indies players, one player each from South Africa, Afghanistan and Sri Lanka. But no player from India’s rival nation Pakistan has found a place in ICC’s T20I team of the decade.
MS Dhoni, who has retired from international cricket in August earlier this year, has been named the captain of the team with the big names. He is also the wicketkeeper of this team.
The West Indies legend Chris Gayle and India’s batting mainstay Rohit Sharma are the openers of the T20I team. Virat Kohli has been demoted to number four position to give place to Australian captain Aaron Finch. Unarguably, AB de Villiers, who has proven his mettle with the bat, around the world has been placed at number five.
Glenn Maxwell, who is the powerhouse of the Australian team, has got the number six position. Apart from his batting, his bowling has been effective for the teams he has played for.
At number seven, MS Dhoni will be doing the finisher’s job alongside West Indies captain Kieron Pollard, who is placed at number eight.
Jasprit Bumrah only Indian in the bowling department of the T20I team of the decade:
In the bowling department, Rashid Khan -the current best spinner of the world- is the only spinner in the team while Jasprit Bumrah and Lasith Malinga, who regarded as the yorker kings, are the two pacers placed in the XI.
The ICC Men's T20I Team of the Decade. And what a team it is! ⭐
A whole lot of 6️⃣-hitters in that XI! pic.twitter.com/AyNDlHtV71
— ICC (@ICC) December 27, 2020