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Mohammad Shami selected as lone Indian in ICC ODI team of the year

News Agencies | Updated on: 2 December 2015, 17:33 IST

Fast bowler Mohammed Shami has been named as the only Indian in the ICC ODI team of the year for the second year in a row, while swashbuckling South African batsman AB de Villiers has been selected in the list for the first time as captain.

This is also De Villiers' fourth selection in the ODI team of the year in five years. He is one of the three Proteas players selected, alongside Hashim Amla (also selected in 2013) and Imran Tahir.

Kumar Sangakarra, who recently retired from international cricket, has been selected as wicket-keeper and earned his fourth nomination (2011, 2012 and 2013). He has been named alongside Sri Lanka team-mate Tillakaratne Dilshan, who was also selected in 2009, 2011 and 2013. Steven Smith earned his inaugural ODI nomination after playing a crucial role in helping Australia seal their fifth ICC Cricket World Cup and is named alongside the player of the tournament Mitchell Starc.

Trent Boult gains his debut nomination in the ODI Team of the Year alongside his New Zealand team-mate Ross Taylor.

Bangladesh's 20-year-old left-arm pace bowler Mustafizur Rahman, who burst on to the scene over the last year has become the first ever player from his country to make the ODI Team of the Year (Shakib Al Hasan having been previously named in the 2009 Test Team of the Year), which is indicative of Bangladesh's progress over the last 18 months.

The ICC on Wednesday announced its Test team of the year, as chosen by a specially appointed selection panel chaired by its Cricket Committee chairman and former India captain Anil Kumble.

ANI

First published: 2 December 2015, 17:33 IST
 
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