Virat Kohli to lead ICC ODI team of the Year

Virat Kohli was ignored from the ICC Test team of the year even though he was named skipper of the ODI all-star XI.

By: PTI | Dubai | Updated: December 22, 2016 7:54 pm
Virat Kohli, Kohli, Virat Kohli India, ICC ODI team of 2016, Virat Kohli captain of ICC ODI team of 2016, ICC Test team of the year, Cricket news, Cricket Virat Kohli is on an 18-match unbeaten streak as India’s Test captain. (Source: PTI)

He might be on an 18-match unbeaten streak as India’s Test captain but Virat Kohli was ignored from the ICC Test team of the year even though he was named skipper of the ODI all-star XI which also featured Rohit Sharma and Ravindra Jadeja.

Kohli, who is the vice-captain of India’s ODI and T20 teams, has been named as leader of the 12-member side which features four South Africans and three Australian cricketers besides one each from England and West Indies.

Explosive batsman AB de Villiers, wicket-keeper Quinton de Kock, pacer Kagiso Rabada and leg-spinner Imran Tahir are the South African cricketers, while David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Mitchell Starc represent Australia in the ICC ODI team of the year.

Englishman Jos Buttler and wily West Indian spinner Sunil Narine are the other two players in the side.

But despite becoming man-of-the-series with 655 runs while leading India to the 4-0 drubbing of England recently, Kohli surprisingly missed a berth in the ICC Test team of the year 2016.

Star off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin is the lone Indian in the Test side, which surprisingly will be led by Alastair Cook, who faces an uncertain future as England’s captain.

Warner and Starc are two cricketers who have found out a place in both the teams.

The other selected cricketers in ICC Test team of the Year 2016 are New Zealand’s Kane Williamson, England’s Joe Root, Jonny Bairstow (wicket-keeper) and Ben Stokes, Australia’s Steven Smith and Adam Voges, South African
speedster Dale Steyn, New Zealand’s Kane Williamson and Sri Lankan left-arm spinner Rangana Herath.

Besides, South Africa’s Marais Erasmus has been honoured with the David Shepherd Trophy for ICC Umpire of the Year, while Pakistan captain, Misbah-ul-Haq won the ICC Spirit of Cricket Award.

ICC ODI team of the year 2016: Virat Kohli (captain), David Warner, Quinton de Kock (wk), Rohit Sharma, AB de Villiers, Jos Buttler, Mitchell Marsh, Ravindra Jadeja, Mitchell Starc, Kagiso Rabada, Sunil Narine, Imran Tahir.

ICC Test team of the year 2016: Alastair Cook (captain), David Warner, Kane Williamson, Joe Root, Adam Voges, Jonny Bairstow, Ben Stokes, Ravichandran Ashwin, Rangana Herath, Mitchell Starc, Dale Steyn, Steve Smith.

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  1. K
    kohli karma
    Dec 23, 2016 at 12:02 am
    ICC, bunch of charlies, typical colonial fellas with ignorant and racial;br/gt;Cook getting a award is a utterly nonsense and his future place in the team is no gurantee including Australian coach backstabber Baylisslt;br/gt;No Kohli and Cook captain of the year for losing EIGHT Tests - what a joke!
    1. S
      Dec 22, 2016 at 9:56 am
      Check the facts before publishing fake news based on wrong umptions!!lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;The teams were selected by taking into consideration the matches pla between 14th September 2015 and 20th September 2016. Kohli was 30th among batsman for most runs during that period. Do you still expect ICC to overlook others and just select Kohli in every team? Stop making up news, spreading rumours and be a responsible media.
      1. L
        Dec 22, 2016 at 5:57 pm
        who wrote this article . he even didn't know the time frame of this selection.
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