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ICC T20I Team of the Decade: MS Dhoni Named Captain, No Player from England, NZ and Pakistan

Surprisingly, the ICC Men's T20I Team of the Decade has only three frontline bowlers in Malinga, Bumrah and Rashid

ICC T20I Team of the Decade: MS Dhoni Named Captain, No Player from England, NZ and Pakistan

The International Cricket Council on Sunday announced a men's T20I team of the decade, led by MS Dhoni and with three other Indian players. The team has two Australians (Aaron Finch and Glenn Maxwell), two West Indians (Chris Gayle and Kieron Pollard), one South African (AB de Villiers) and one player each from Afghanistan (Rashid Khan) and Sri Lanka (Lasith Malinga).

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Notably, the team has no representation from England, New Zealand and Pakistan. England are currently ranked No. 1 in the format by ICC while Pakistan were at the top not too long ago. England were also runner up in the most recent ICC T20 World Cup, in 2016.

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Surprisingly, the team has only three frontline bowlers in Malinga, Bumrah and Rashid. Part-time bowlers Pollard and Maxwell are the other bowlers in the side.

Over the decade, MS Dhoni has led India to the final of the T20 World Cup in 2014 and semi final in 2016. Overall, he has played 98 T20Is for 1617 runs at a strike rate of 126.13, with only two half-centuries in 85 innings.

MS Dhoni was also named captain of the ODI team of the decade.

ICC Men's T20I Team of the Decade: Rohit Sharma, Chris Gayle, Aaron Finch, Virat Kohli, AB De Villiers, Glenn Maxwell, MS Dhoni (c, wk), Kieron Pollard, Rashid Khan, Jasprit Bumrah, Lasith Malinga

ICC Men's ODI Team of the Decade: Rohit Sharma, David Warner, Virat Kohli, AB De Villiers, Shakib al Hasan, MS Dhoni (c), Ben Stokes, Mitchell Starc, Trent Boult, Imran Tahir, Lasith Malinga

ICC Men's Test Team of the Decade: Alastair Cook, David Warner, Kane Williamson, Virat Kohli (c), Steve Smith, Kumar Sangakkara, Ben Stokes, R Ashwin, Dale Steyn, Stuart Broad, James Anderson.

Meg Lanning leads Women's T20I Team of the decade

Australia's Meg Lanning was named captain of the women's T20I team of the decade, which has Harmapreet Kaur and Poonam Yadav as the two Indians.

ICC Women's T20I Team of the decade: Alyssa Healy, Sophie Devine, Suzie Bates, Meg Lanning (c), Harmanpreet Kaur, Stafanie Taylor, Deandra Dottin, Ellyse Perry, Anya Shrubsole, Megan Schutt, Poonam Yadav.



Team Rankings

RankTeamPointsRating
1 Australia 3028 116
2 New Zealand 2406 115
3 India 3085 114
4 England 4326 106
5 Sri Lanka 2454 91
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RankTeamPointsRating
1 England 5405 123
2 India 6102 117
3 New Zealand 3716 116
4 Australia 4344 111
5 South Africa 3345 108
FULL Ranking
RankTeamPointsRating
1 England 6877 275
2 Australia 6800 272
3 India 10186 268
4 Pakistan 7516 259
5 South Africa 5047 252
FULL Ranking