Dhoni, Virat, Shami make it into ICC ODI Team 2014, no Indian in Test teamNew Delhi: Team India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, dashing batsman Virat Kohli and pacer Mohammad Shami have made it to the ICC ODI Team of the Year 2014 though no Indian could find a place
New Delhi: Team India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, dashing batsman Virat Kohli and pacer Mohammad Shami have made it to the ICC ODI Team of the Year 2014 though no Indian could find a place in ICC's Test squad. Rohit Sharma too comes in as a 12th man in the ODI team.
The ICC today announced its Test Team of the Year chosen by a specially appointed selection panel chaired by the ICC's Cricket Committee chairman and former India captain Anil Kumble.
As per the team announced by the committee, India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has been selected in the ICC ODI Team of the Year for the eighth time (seventh year in a row) and he has also been appointed captain fifth time.
While Virat Kohli and Mohammad Shami too made it to the test team, Mumbai batsman Rohit Sharma finds himself as 12th man in the team.
However On Indian player could find a place in ICC's ODI team of 2014.
This year's winners of LG ICC awards will be announced on 14 November, while a special TV show, which will recap the last year in world cricket and also include interviews with many nominees and winners, will be broadcast on 15 November.
Anil Kumble, The Chairman of the LG ICC Awards Selection Panel, said: “I would like to congratulate all the players for their selection in the teams of the year. It is an achievement to be proud of and a recognition for their good performances in the qualifying period.
“Team selection is one of the toughest jobs and when you have a large pool of outstanding players to select from in a 12-month period between 26 August 2013 and 17 September 2014, then it becomes even more difficult.
“However, we think we have selected the best possible sides, which are well balanced and capable of beating any side on any given day in any given conditions. While selecting these squads, the selectors discussed various combinations and took into account several scenarios like opposition, pitch conditions and match situations.”
Kumble was joined on the panel by Jonathan Agnew, a former England international and now a respected broadcaster/journalist, ex-Sri Lanka opener Russel Arnold, former New Zealand captain Stephen Fleming, and Betty Timmer, former Chair of the ICC Women's Committee.
Sri Lanka's Angelo Mathews has been named as the captain of the ICC test team that also includes two more Sri Lankans in Kumar Sangakkara and Rangana Herath. This is the seventh time since 2006 that Sangakkara has been selected in the ICC Test Team of the Year.
Dale Steyn has also been selected for a record seventh successive year in the ICC Test Team of the Year, while his team-mate AB de Villiers has been selected for the fifth time (2009, 2010, 2011, 2013 and 2014).
ICC ODI Team of the Year 2014 (in batting order):
Mohammad Hafeez (Pak)
Quinton de Kock (SA)
Virat Kohli (Ind)
George Bailey (Aus)
AB de Villiers (SA)
MS Dhoni (wicketkeeper) (captain)
Dwayne Bravo (WI)
James Faulkner (Aus)
Dale Steyn (SA)
Mohammad Shami (Ind)
Ajantha Mendis (SL)
Rohit Sharma (Ind) (12th man)
ICC Test Team of the Year 2014 (in batting order):
David Warner (Aus)
Kane Williamson (NZ)
Kumar Sangakkara (SL)
AB de Villiers (SA)
Joe Root (Eng)
Angelo Mathews (SL) (captain)
Mitchell Johnson (Aus)
Stuart Broad (Eng)
Dale Steyn (SA)
Rangana Herath (SL)
Tim Southee (NZ)
Ross Taylor (NZ) (12th man)