Cricket Australia has chosen the best Test and ODI XI of this decade. Indian captain Virat Kohli has been included in both teams. He is the only Indian player to be selected in both teams. Kohli has also been selected as the captain of the Test team.
On the other hand, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who has been away from international cricket for the last six months, has been selected as the captain and wicketkeeper of the ODI team. Former South African player AB de Villiers has also been named in both teams, he has been selected as the Test wicketkeeper.
Rohit Sharma along with Hashim Amla has been selected as the opener in the ODI team. Rohit has scored 2442 runs in all three formats this year. At the same time, Australia’s Steve Smith failed to make it to the ODI team.
He has been selected for fourth place in the Test team. Kohli plays at this position in the Indian Test team, but he has been selected for fifth place by Cricket Australia. Whereas, Kohli will play third place in the ODI team.
Australia has three players in Tests, but only one player in ODIs
Three players from Australia have been included in Test XI. David Warner opener, Smith fourth place, and Nathan Lyon were included as spinners. On the other hand, only Mitchell Starc was included in the ODI squad. Surprisingly, Warner and Mitchell Johnson were not included in the ODI squad. Both were members of the 2015 World Cup-winning team.
Afghanistan and Bangladesh players also elected
Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan has been placed fifth in the ODI team. He has scored 4276 runs in 131 matches and has also taken 177 wickets. On the other hand, Afghan bowler Rashid Khan was also included in the ODI team as a spinner. Rashid took 133 wickets in 71 matches. No players from the West Indies and Pakistan have been named in any team.
Rohit Sharma – India
Hashim Amla – South Africa
Virat Kohli – India
AB de Villiers – South Africa
Shakib al Hasan – Bangladesh
Jose butler – England
Mahendra Singh Dhoni (captain, wicketkeeper) – India
Rashid Khan – Afghanistan
Michelle Starc – Australia
Trent Bolt – New Zealand
Lasith Malinga – Sri Lanka
Alister Cook – England
David Warner – Australia
Kane Williamson – New Zealand
Steve Smith – Australia
Virat Kohli (Captain) – India
AB de Villiers (wicketkeeper) – South Africa
Ben stokes – England
Dale Steyn – South Africa
Stuart Broad – England
Nathan Lyon – Australia
James Anderson – England