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Shakib in ICC ODI team of decade

  • Published at 06:22 pm December 27th, 2020

To consider a player for this team, ICC evaluated their performance from January 1, 2011, to October 7, 2020

Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib al Hasan has been named in the ICC ODI team of the decade as the only Bangladeshi.

The team, which is captained by India wicketkeeper-batsman MS Dhoni, have Indian batsman Rohit Sharma and Australian hard-hitter David Warner as openers.

Indian captain Virat Kohli and former South African batsman AB de Villiers come in at No 3 and 4 respectively, ahead of Shakib at No 5.

Dhoni at No 6 is followed by English all-rounder Ben Stokes at No 7, followed by three fast bowlers in the form of Australia’s Mitchell Starc, Sri Lanka’s Lasith Malinga and New Zealand’s Trent Boult, and South African leg-spinner Imran Tahir.

To consider a player for this team, ICC evaluated their performance from January 1, 2011, to October 7, 2020. 

During this period, Shakib scored 3,489 runs in 96 innings and scalped 131 wickets in 102 innings, which was unarguably the best all-round performance in ODI cricket during this period.

During the same period of time, a total of 35 bowlers bagged more than 100 wickets, but none could score runs like Shakib.

The second man in the list is Mohammad Nabi who scored 2,458 runs in this period along with taking more than 100 wickets. 

And during the same period, a total of 54 batsmen amassed at least 2,500 runs, but none could take wickets more than Shakib.

Mohammad Hafeez of Pakistan is second in the list taking 94 wickets along with accumulating at least 2,500 runs during this period of time. 

ICC has also announced men’s Test and T20 teams of the decade, but there is no Bangladeshi member in these teams.

The Test team: Alistair Cook, David Warner, Kane Williamson, Virat Kohli (c), Steve Smith, Kumar Sangakkara, Ben Stokes, Ravi Ashwin, Dale Steyn, Stuart Broad, James Anderson.

The T20I team: 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