Cricket Australia on Tuesday announced their ODI XI of the decade and list features 3 Indians. With the likes of Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli in the team, the ruling body for Cricket in Australia has announced former Indian skipper, MS Dhoni, as the captain of CA’s ODI XI of the decade.
“The input of MS Dhoni with the bat did tail off during the latter part of the decade, but he was a dominant force in a golden period for India’s one-day side. Having assured his greatness by guiding his nation to World Cup glory on home soil in 2011, the right-hander became India’s ultimate finisher with the bat,” said Cricket Australia whilst talking about Dhoni.
“Dhoni’s average of more than 50 is undoubtedly boosted by the fact 49 of his innings were unbeaten. But on the 28 occasions, he has been not out in a run chase this decade, India have lost only three times. And his work behind the stumps has rarely let him or his bowlers down,” it further added.
The other big names included in the ODI XI of the decade are Hashim Amla, AB de Villiers, Shakib al Hasan, Jos Buttler, Rashid Khan, Mitchell Starc, Trent Boult and Lasith Malinga
Cricket Australia’s ODI XI of the decade: Rohit Sharma, Hashim Amla, Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Shakib al Hasan, Jos Buttler, MS Dhoni, Rashid Khan, Mitchell Starc, Trent Boult, Lasith Malinga.
Prior to this, the Cricket Australia had announced their Test team of the Decade wherein they mentioned, current Indian skipper Virat Kohli as the team’s captain.
Cricket Australia’s Test team of the decade: Alastair Cook, David Warner, Kane Williamson, Steve Smith, Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Ben Stokes, Dale Steyn, Nathan Lyon, James Anderson.