ICC names Shakib in ODI XI of the decade

World No.1 ODI all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan has been named in ICC’s Men’s ODI team of the decade. He is the only Bangladeshi in the XI.

On Sunday, the International Cricket Council (ICC) announced its teams of the decade, starting from 2011.

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The best ODI XI has three Indians – Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni, two Australians – David Warner and Mitchell Starc, two South Africans – AB de Villiers and Imran Tahir, and one from Sri Lanka (Lasith Malinga), England (Ben Stokes), New Zealand (Trent Boult) and Bangladesh (Shakib).

Shakib has been the number all-rounder several times. He was the captain when Bangladesh co-hosted the 2011 World Cup. In the 2019 World Cup in England and Wales, Shakib amassed 606 runs with the bat and took 11 wickets.

However, Shakib was left out of the Men’s T20I XI of the decade despite being the second-highest wicket-taker in that period. The Men’s T20I XI has all-rounders Glenn Maxwell and Kieron Pollard as well as Afghan sensation Rashid Khan.

India’s MS Dhoni is the captain in both ODI and T20I teams.   

ICC Men’s ODI XI of the decade: Rohit Sharma (India), David Warner (Australia), Virat Kohli (India), AB de Villiers (South Africa), Shakib Al Hasan (Bangladesh),  MS Dhoni (captain & wk) (India), Ben Stokes (England) , Mitchell Starc (Australia), Trent Boult (New Zealand), Imran Tahir (South Africa), Lasith Malinga (Sri Lanka).

ICC Men’s T20I XI of the decade: Rohit Sharma (India), Chris Gayle (West Indies), Aaron Finch (Australia), Virat Kohli (India), AB de Villiers (South Africa), Glenn Maxwell (Australia), MS Dhoni (captain & wk) (India), Kieron Pollard (West Indies), Rashid Khan (Afghanistan), Jasprit Bumrah (India), Lasith Malinga (Sri Lanka).

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