ICC Awards: Virat Kohli named captain of star-studded Team of the Decade, Ashwin also in ICC's XI

Virat Kohli has been one of the leading run grosser over the past decade. Run Machine Kohli has dominated the world of cricket with his technical, immaculate, and clinical batting performances decade long.

By Mohit Sindhu, Updated : Dec 27, 2020 18:31 IST
ICC Awards: Virat Kohli named captain of star-studded Team of the Decade, Ashwin also in ICC's XI
Indian Team skipper Virat Kohli found his name as Captain in Test team of the decade

ICC Awards 2020: The International Cricket Council (ICC) has announced the ICC Men's Test Team of the Decade in which Indian team skipper Virat Kohli is named the skipper of the star-studded playing XI. Virat Kohli, who has been one of the leading run grosser over the past decade. Run Machine Kohli has dominated the world of cricket with his technical, immaculate, and clinical batting performances and led the Indian team from the front. Take a look at the ICC Men's Test Team of the Decade as stated below.

Former England cricket team captain Alastair Cook and Australia talisman David Warner have been picked as the openers in the ICC's XI. The middle-order fills up with the Kiwi skipper Mr. perfectionist Kane Williamson. Kohli is placed at the number 4 spot while Australia's star batsman Steve Smith has been put at number 5.

Sri Lankan veteran Kumar Sangakkara has been picked as the lone wicket-keeper of the ICC's playing XI. While Englishmen Ben Stokes has been placed in the all-rounder category.

India's pivotal spinner Ravichandran Ashwin is the only other player from India to make it to the team. The speedster comprising South Africa pacer Dale Steyn, and the England pace duo of Stuart Broad and Jimmy Anderson. 

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ICC Men's Test Team of the Decade:

  • Alastair Cook
  • David Warner
  • Kane Williamson
  • Virat Kohli (Captain)
  • Steve Smith
  • Kumar Sangakkara (Wicket-keeper)
  • Ben Stokes
  • Ravichandran Ashwin
  • Dale Steyn
  • Stuart Broad
  • James Anderson

The ICC Awards of The Decade that recognize the top players across Cricket over the past decade, invited fans to vote for the first time by selecting the winners among all categories including the Sir Garfield Sobers and Rachael Heyhoe Flint Awards, which celebrate the best overall player from the men's and women's game over the past 10 years.