ICC Men’s ODI Team : Rohit Sharma named as Captain, 6 Indians in the List

Tuesday ICC announced their Men’s ODI Team of the Year. Rohit Sharma named as captain of that team. Other than him five other Indian players included in the list. Virat Kohli and the pace duo of Mohammed Shami and Mohammed Siraj are also in the team. The team mostly included the World Cup finalists – runner-up India and finalist Australia.

The top order of the team includes openers Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill. Indian captain scored 1,255 runs at an average of 52 last year. Shubman Gill finished as highest run scorer of the format with 1,584 runs. Also smashed a wonderful 208 from just 149 deliveries against New Zealand in Hyderabad. At number three was Travis Head (Australia). Head smashed a half-century and claimed two wickets in a Player of the Match performance in the World Cup semi-final victory over South Africa. He also scored 137 against India in the finals.

In middle order there is Virat Kohli. Kohli finished as the second-highest run-scorer of the year in ODIs (1,337) and slammed six centuries during the year. He surpassed Sachin Tendulkar’s record of most international tons in ODIs, besides winning the Player of the Tournament award during the World Cup. Then it is Daryl Mitchell (New Zealand). He scored an impressive five centuries and reached to a total of 1204 runs at an imposing average of 52.34. After that Heinrich Klaasen (WK) of South Africa.

The bowling attack was made up of Australian Adam Zampa along with the Indian trio of Mohammed Siraj, Kuldeep Yadav and Mohammed Shami. Zampa took 38 wickets in the entire year at an average of 26.31. Siraj took 44 wickets in the year. Kuldeep captured 49 ODI wickets last year. Shami was dominant throughout the year. He claimed four five wickets haul in 2023. His best figures were 7 for 57 against New Zealand during the World Cup semi-final in Mumbai.

ICC Men’s ODI Team of the Year: Rohit Sharma (C), Shubman Gill, Travis Head, Virat Kohli, Daryl Mitchell, Heinrich Klassen (WK), Marco Jansen, Adam Zampa, Mohammed Siraj, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami

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