ICC Awards of the Decade: MS Dhoni named captain of the T20I team of the decade as other Indian cricketers in the XI include Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, and Jasprit Bumrah.
MS Dhoni named captain of ICC Men’s T20I Team of the Decade. (Reuters Photo)
- MS Dhoni named captain of the ICC Men’s T20I team of the decade
- Kohli, Rohit, Bumrah other Indian cricketers in the T20I list
- Rashid Khan, Jasprit Bumrah make it to the list with sheer quality
The ICC, on Sunday, announced the T20I Team of the Decade on its much-awaited awards show. India’s World Cup-winning captain MS Dhoni has been named the leader and wicketkeeper of the XI while Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah are the other Indian cricketers who have found a place in the renowned list.
The ICC-named team showcases a lot of big six hitters including Chris Gayle, AB de Villiers, Glenn Maxwell, Kieron Pollard. Afghanistan legspinner Rashid Khan, who made his debut in 2015 and has 89 wickets in 48 matches, has found a place in the list as he can arguably qualify as the best contemporary T20I bowler.
The ICC Men’s T20I Team of the Decade. And what a team it is!
A whole lot of 6-hitters in that XI! pic.twitter.com/AyNDlHtV71
— ICC (@ICC) December 27, 2020
Even India’s Jasprit Bumrah made his debut in 2016 but in 4 years of international career has found a place in the ICC Men’s T20I team of the decade due to pure quality and 59 wickets in 50 matches.
The T20I format became a sensation in the latter years of the last decade with India lifting the first ever World T20 in 2007, under the captaincy of former captain MS Dhoni. India have since made a strong T20I unit and 4 Indian cricketers appearing the 11-man list shows how big the team is in the format.
ICC Men’s T20I team of the decade: Rohit Sharma, Chris Gayle, Aaron Finch, Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Glenn Maxwell, MS Dhoni (capt, wk), Kieron Pollard, Rashid Khan, Jasprit Bumrah, Lasith Malinga