Seven Asian players included in ICC One Day Team of the Year

Print Friendly and PDF

Colombo: Seven Asian players including Pakistani off-spinner world’s top ranked bowler in One Day International and T20 Saeed Ajmal,  India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Sri Lanka’s wicketkeeper-batsman Kumar Sangakkara were selected in the International Cricket Council’s one-day team of the year on Friday.       

Dhoni, who was included in the team for a fifth year in succession, was named captain.

India’s Virat Kohli and Gautam Gambhir, Sri Lankan fast bowler Lasith Malinga, Pakistan spinner Saeed Ajmal and all rounder Shahid Afridi were also named in the team.

England captain Alastair Cook and paceman Steven Finn, Australian skipper Michael Clarke and South African fast bowler Morne Morkel completed the line-up.

“This team, along with the test team of the year was extremely difficult to decide upon, but we feel the side has strength to bat well down the order while also having a good variety for any type of conditions when it comes to its bowling attack,” former West Indies captain Clive Lloyd, the chairman of the ICC Awards selection panel, said.

“With six countries represented and a vast expanse of talent the team would be a challenge to beat for any number of opposition sides.”

ICC one-day team of the Year (in batting order): Gautam Gambhir (India), Alastair Cook (England), Kumar Sangakkara (Sri Lanka), Virat Kohli (India), Mahendra Singh Dhoni (India, wicketkeeper/captain), Michael Clarke (Australia), Shahid Afridi (Pakistan), Morne Morkel (South Africa), Steven Finn (England), Lasith Malinga (Sri Lanka), Saeed Ajmal (Pakistan). 12th Man – Shane Watson (Australia)

Abu Dhabi: England finish off Pakistan for 257 runs in first innings
England win toss; choose to field first in 1st T20
Bangladesh need 237 runs against Pakistan to win Asia Cup title
Australia vs West Indies: 2nd T20 to be played today
India vs Pakistan: Ishant, Jadeja lead India to fightback
Australia Test team in crisis after axings
New Zealand, West Indies and Bangladesh get into ‘Big 3’ side
Sri Lanka clinches T20 World Cup from India







1 Response to " Seven Asian players included in ICC One Day Team of the Year "

  1. Hilalcatu says:

    i thing dhoni is not a captain  cap is k sanga kara   hafeez also include icc odi tean

Leave a comment