The International Cricket Council (ICC) announced the Men’s T20I and ODI teams of the decade on Sunday and named former India captain MS Dhoni as the leader of both sides.
Dhoni won the 50-over World Cup in 2011 playing a crucial knock of 91* in the final against Sri Lanka and also won the Champions Trophy two years later in England. The former Indian skipper took retirement from international cricket earlier this year on August 15.
Apart from Dhoni, the T20I team also comprises current India captain Virat Kohli, opener Rohit Sharma. Chris Gayle has been slotted as the second opener alongside Rohit while Aaron Finch and AB de Villiers are with Kohli to bolster the middle order.
Glenn Maxwell and Kieron Pollard are the two all-rounders in the team while the bowling attack comprised of Lasith Malinga and Rashid Khan alongside Jasprit Bumrah.
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 ODI Team of The Decade
As long as ODI team is concerned, the MS Dhoni-led side has Rohit and David Warner as two openers, followed by Kohli and de Villiers at No.3 and No.4 respectively. Bangladesh’s Shakib Al Hasan and England’s Ben Stokes have been named as two all-rounders of the side. Malinga has also been picked in the ODI team along with Australia’s Mitchell Starc and New Zealand’s Trent Boult. Imran Tahir is the lone tweaker in the ODI Team of the Decade.
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 Test Team Of The Decade:
At the same time, ICC also announced Test Team of the Decade where Kohli has been assigned the leadership. The red-ball side consists of notable names like Alastair Cook, Kane Williamson, Kumar Sangakkara and Steve Smith. Along with Kohli, Ravichandran Ashwin is the second Indian in the Test set-up. The three pacers of Test XI are South Africa’s Dale Steyn, England’s Stuart Broad and James Anderson.
ICC’s Test Team of the Decade:
Alistair Cook, David Warner, Kane Williamson, Virat Kohli (c), Steve Smith, Kumar Sangakkara, Ben Stokes, Ravi Ashwin, Dale Steyn, Stuart Broad, James Anderson.