Shakib not in ICC Test and ODI teams of the year
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Though Bangladesh’s ace all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan secured spot in the Wisden's Men's ODI team of the decade and Cricinfo’s ODI team, he, however, was not selected for neither ICC’s Test team nor ODI.
Shakib was in talks by dint of his remarkable performance in last ICC World Cup. He smashed a total of 606 runs and 11 wickets.
Last year, he scored 746 runs with 93 batting average in 11 innings and smashed 13 wickets.
But he lost his position in ICC ODI team for England all-rounder Ben Stokes.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) announced One Day International (ODI) team of the year. Four Indians have made it into the team – the most from any nation.
Rohit Sharma, who also won the ‘ICC ODI Cricketer of the year,’ is the first opener in ICC’s ODI team.
West Indies’ left-handed batsman Shai Hope had an impressive 2019, and therefore, he has been picked as Rohit’s partner.
The Apex cricketing body also announced the final XI of the Tests which features two Indian players while five Australians made the cut for the Test team.
Apart from Australia and India, three players have made it to the Test side from New Zealand while Ben Stokes remains the only one from England.
ICC’s ODI Team of the Year:
Rohit Sharma, Shai Hope, Virat Kohli (c), Babar Azam, Kane Williamson, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler (wk), Mitchell Starc, Trent Boult, Mohammed Shami, Kuldeep Yadav.
ICC’s Test XI of the year 2019:
Mayank Agarwal, Tom Latham, Marnus Labuschagne, Virat Kohli (c), Steve Smith, Ben Stokes, BJ Watling (wk), Pat Cummings, Neil Wagner, Nathan Lyon.