The International Cricket Council (ICC) announced the ICC ODI team of the year. It may be shocking to the fans that the top players of the world like Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma haven’t been named in the team. Only two Indians, Mohammad Siraj, and Shreyas Iyer have made it to the list.
Iyer has been one of the most consistent performers of the ODI. He also mustered the highest runs in 2022. He generally bats at No.4 and he played a total of 17 games last year. On the other hand, India has seen a lot of players getting injured in 2022. Senior players like Jasprit Bumrah and Ravindra Jadeja got ruled out and Siraj stepped in to fill the void. In the last year, he played 15 matches and scalped 24 wickets at an average of 23.50 with a figure of 3/29.
On the other hand, Babar Azam has been named the skipper of the team. Here is the list of all the 11 players
Playing 11 selected for the ICC ODI team
- Babar Azam (Pakistan)– He played nine matches in this year and he registered half-centuries more than eight times and three centuries. In this year, he scored a total of 679 runs at an average of 84.87.
- Shai Hope (West Indies)- He didn’t have a good start to the year but as the year progressed he mustered 709 runs with three hundred and two fifties at an average of 35.45.
- Shreyas Iyer (India)– He comes to bat at No.4 and played 17 games in this year mustering a total of 724 runs at an average of 55.69 with a strike rate of 91.52.
- Travis Head (Australia)– He is one of the most consistent batters of Australia in the ODI format who piled up 550 runs in just nine games at a strike rate of 112.24.
- Tom Lathan (New Zealand)- He scored 558 runs in 15 matches at an average of 55.80 and a strike rate of 101.27, which makes him an absolute fir for the team.
- Sikandar Raza (Zimbabwe)- The Pakistani-born Zimbabwe player amassed 645 runs at an average of 49.61 and at a strike rate of 87.16. He scored two fifties and three centuries.
- Mehidy Hasan (Bangladesh)- He picked 24 wickets in 15 games at an average of 18.20 and his best performance was 4/29. Nesides his outstanding bowling performance, he scored 330 runs at an average of 66.
- Alzarri Joseph (West Indies)– The west Indies batter scalped 27 wickets at an average of 25.70, with ann economy of 4.61. His best figure in ODI this year was 3/36.
- Mohammad Siraj (India)- The Indian bowler played 15 matches and scalped 24 wickets at an economy of 4.62 and an average of 23.50. His best figures were 3/29.
- Trent Boult (New Zealand)– the kiwi player has been consistent for almost a year. He picked 18 wickets at an average of 12.38 and an economy of 3.98.
- Adam Zampa (Australia)– He had given a good performance last year as he scalped a total of 30 wickets in just 12 matches out of which nine were played at home.