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bdcrictime’s ODI team of the year


Calender year 2018 is set to see its end as we bring you the best teams of each format from this year. bdcrictime.com brings you their selected best ODI team of the year.

bdcrictime's ODI team of the year

The ODI XI includes four Bangladeshis, three Indians, and one English, New Zealander, Afghanistani and South African player each. Virat Kohli has been selected as the captain of the side.

Our ODI team of the year-

Tamim Iqbal (Bangladesh)

Matches: 12 | Runs: 684 | Fifties: 6 | Hundreds: 2 | SR: 76.33 | Avg: 85.50 | HS: 130*

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Tamim has had a prolific year with the bat. He was Player of the Series during Windies tour where he scored two tons. He carries a high average of 85.50.

Rohit Sharma (India)

Matches: 19 | Runs: 1030 | Fifties: 3 | Hundreds: 5 | SR: 100.09 | Avg: 73.57 | HS: 162

Rohit is one of three players to score thounsand ODI runs in 2018. Besides he hit two 150+ scores, both against Windies. He also led India to Asia Cup 2018 title championship.

Jonny Bairstow (England)

Matches: 22 | Runs: 1025 | Fifties: 2 | Hundreds: 4 | SR: 118.22 | Avg: 46.59 | HS: 139

Bairstow transformed himself into a top one-day player. He slammed three consecutive hundreds this year – two against New Zealand and one against Scotland. He carried a strike rate of 118.22.

Virat Kohli (India) (captain)

Matches: 14 | Runs: 1202 | Fifties: 3 | Hundreds: 6 | SR: 102.55 | Avg: 133.55 | HS: 160*

Top-scorer Kohli had an astonishing year in ODIs. He amassed 1000+ runs at an average and strike of 100+ respectively. He slammed three back-to-back tons against Windies. He led India to 5-1 series victory in South Africa where he scored three centuries.

Ross Taylor (New Zealand)

Matches: 11 | Runs: 639 | Fifties: 4 | Hundreds: 2 | SR: 88.87 | Avg: 91.28 | HS: 181*

Like Kohli and Tamim, the sole Kiwi player Ross Taylor also had a high average. He carried an average of 91.28 in ODIs this year. Taylor smashed career-best 181* against England in Dunedin.

Mushfiqur Rahim (Bangladesh) (wk)

Matches: 19 | Runs: 770 | Fifties: 5 | Hundreds: 1 | SR: 82.35 | Avg: 55.00 | HS: 144 | Catches: 21 | Stumpings: 2

Mushfiqur Rahim ended up as Bangladesh’s leading batsman this year. In Asia Cup, he played match-winning knocks of 144 and 99 against Sri Lanka and Pakistan respectively.

Shakib Al Hasan (Bangladesh)

Matches: 15 | Runs: 497 | Fifties: 5 | SR: 83.95 | Bat Avg: 38.23 | HS: 97 | Wickets: 21 | 5-fors: 0 | Eco: 4.48 | Bowl Avg: 26.80 | BBI: 4/42

World no.2 all-rounder Shakib is one of only few all-rounders who contributed with both bat and ball this year. He played vital role in getting his team to the finals of tri-series against Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe this year.

Rashid Khan (Afghanistan)

Matches: 20 | Wickets: 48 | 5-fors: 2 | Eco: 3.89 | Avg: 14.45 | BBI: 5/24

Rashid Khan is the leading ODI wicket-taker of 2018. He helped his side bag a place in the World Cup after winning the World Cup Qualifiers tournament.

Mustafizur Rahman (Bangladesh)

Matches: 18 | Wickets: 29 | 5-fors: 0 | Eco: 4.20 | Avg: 21.72 | BBI: 4/43

World no.5 Mustafizur is the second-highest wicket-taker among the pace bowlers. He had a economy of 4.20 this year.

Lungi Ngidi (South Africa)

Matches: 13 | Wickets: 26 | 5-fors: 0 | Eco: 5.56 | Avg: 23.03 | BBI: 4/51

Ngidi turned out to be South Africa’s key bowler straightaway after his debut this year. He is the joint-tenth leading wicket-taker of 2018.

Jasprit Bumrah (India)

Matches: 13 | Wickets: 22 | 5-fors: 0 | Eco: 3.62 | Avg: 16.63 | BBI: 4/35

World no.1 bowler Bumrah had a satisfying year in ODIs. He picked up 22 wickets at an average of 16.63 and economy of just 3.62.

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