ICC Announces ODI Team Of The Decade
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ICC Announces ODI Team Of The Decade

ODI Team

International Cricket Council (ICC) announced the Men’s ODI team of the decade on Sunday and named former India captain MS Dhoni as the leader of ODI side.

Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, AB De Villiers are some of the prominent batsmen in International Cricket Council’s ODI team of the decade which also includes all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan and Ben Stokes. Trent Boult and Mitchell Starc are some of the bowlers.

International Cricket Council's Team Features Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni.
Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni. Image Credit: Getty Images.

ICC Men’s ODI Team Of The Decade Has Likes Of Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli And Ben Stokes As Some Of The Batsmen And All-Rounders

Rohit Sharma has opened for India in 2015 and 2019 World Cups. In 2019 World Cup he hit 4 centuries. David Warner of Australia has been a dashing left-handed opening batsman of Australia. Virat Kohli who averages more than 50 in each format also captains India and is the only cricketer to score above 10,000 international runs in the decade.

AB De Villiers, who is reputed for hitting cricketing shots all around the ground and is known as Mr 360 can be a wicket-keeper too. Bangladesh’s Shakib Al Hasan and Ben Stokes are all-rounders. Ben Stokes plays for England and played an important role in England’s 2019 World Cup-winning campaign where he was Man of Match.

Shakib Al Hasan is a Bangladeshi international cricketer who was International Cricket Council’s no.1 all-rounder in all three formats of the game in 2016. At the 2019 Cricket World Cup, he became the first cricketer to score 600 runs and take 10 wickets in a single World Cup.

Ben Stokes
Ben Stokes.Image Credits: Getty Images

MS Dhoni who is a wicket-keeper batsman has given India two World Cup wins- 2007 T20 and 2011 50 overs World Cup as captain and he plays the role of finisher perfectly till his retirement in 2020 Independence Day 15th August.

 

 

International Cricket Council has named T20I and Test teams of the decade also and the Test team contains likes of Steve Smith, Dale Steyn, Stuart Broad, James Anderson and Ravichandran Ashwin. The T20I team of decade announced by International Cricket Council has Chris Gayle, Aaron Finch, Glenn Maxwell, Kieron Pollard, Rashid Khan and Jasprit Bumrah.

ICC ODI Team Of The Decade Stars Mitchell Starc, Trent Boult and Lasith Malinga As Pacers While Imran Tahir Is The Sole Spinner

Imran Tahir is the sole spinner playing for South Africa despite representing Pakistan in U19 while Lasith Malinga, the highest wicket-taker in IPL history, New Zealand’s Trent Boult and Australia’s Mitchell Starc are the pacers.

Mitchell Starc was a prominent member of the victorious Australian squad that won the 2015 Cricket World Cup and was even declared Player of the Tournament as a result of his consistent performances.

Lasith Malinga is a right-arm fast bowler that is commonly used as a specialist death bowler and is well known for his distinctive round-arm action or a sling action. He is the only bowler in the world to have two World Cup hat-tricks, the only bowler to have taken three hat-tricks in ODIs and one of only two players to have taken four wickets in four consecutive balls in any form of international cricket, which he alone has done twice.

He is one of the prominent bowlers in the ICC’s ODI team of the decade.

Lasith Malinga, ICC World Cup 2019
Lasith Malinga-Photo Credit: Getty Images.

Trent Boult was the joint leading wicket-taker at the 2015 Cricket World Cup. In November 2018, he became the third bowler for New Zealand to take a hat-trick in ODIs. In June 2019, he became the first bowler for New Zealand to take a hat-trick in the Cricket World Cup.

On 4 March 2017, against New Zealand Imran Tahir recorded the most economical figures by a South African spinner in an ODI, with 2 wickets for 14 runs from 10 overs. On 3 October 2018, he became the fourth bowler for South Africa to take a hat-trick in ODIs. In March 2019, he announced that he would quit ODI cricket following the 2019 Cricket World Cup.