Virat Kohli named Captain of ICC’s Test, ODI teams of Year
The International Cricket Council today announced the men’s Test and ODI teams of the year. Virat Kohli has been named captain of both sides following a remarkable 2018 as batsman and skipper. Three players, each from India and New Zealand, were named in Test team while four players, each from India and England, were named in ODI squad.
The awards, which honour performances during a calendar year, saw the India captain Kohli walk into both sides which were selected by the ICC Voting Academy comprising former players, members of the media and broadcasters.
In the last calender year, skipper Kohli scored more than 2,500 runs in both formats of the game combined with 11 centuries.Kohli also ended 2018 as the top-ranked Test and ODI batsman in the ICC Player Rankings while his side finished the year as the top-ranked side in Tests and number two in ODIs, behind England.
The Test team also features his compatriots, wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant and fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah, who is the only player apart from Kohli to feature in both sides. The ODI team has opener Rohit Sharma, spinner Kuldeep Yadav and Bumrah from India side.