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Kohli named captain of ICC ODI Team of the Year; three other Indians in the team


After historic victory over Australia, India has been dominating the cricketing world and in the midsts of this, batting sensation Virat Kohli was named skipper of the ICC ODI team of the year 2018. Indian and English players dominated the ODI team of the year with four each from the two nations.

Along with Kohli, from the Indian dressing room, Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah and Kuldeep Yadav were also named in the ODI XI of the year. Kohli, who led India to nine wins in 14 games as captain was a perfect fit to lead the illustrious XI.

Rohit Sharma: 1030 runs from 19 innings at an average of 73.57 and strike-rate of 100.09.

Jonathan Bairstow: 1025 runs in 22 innings at an average of 46.59 and strike-rate of 118.22.

Virat Kohli: 1202 runs in 14 ODIs, scoring 1202 runs – including six centuries and three fifties at an average of 133.55.

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Joe Root: 946 runs from 24 innings at an average of 59.12 and a strike-rate of 83.93, including three centuries and five fifties.

Ross Taylor: 639 runs from just 10 innings at an average of 91.28 while striking at 88.87.

Jos Buttler: 671 runs at an average of 51.61 and a strike-rate of 113.53.

Ben Stokes: 313 runs at an average of 44.71, including three fifties from just 10 innings. He also took 5 wickets in 11 innings at an economy rate of 5.91.

Mustafizur Rahman: Picked up 29 wickets at an average of 21.72, including the 10 wickets he bagged in the Asia Cup 2018 at the rate of 18.50.

Rashid Khan: He ended 2018 as the leading wicket-taker in ODIs, with a total of 48 scalps at 14.45. His excellence can be understood with the fact that he conceded runs at an economy rate of only 3.89.

Kuldeep Yadav: He picked up 45 wickets from his 19 matches at 17.77, finishing only behind Rashid in the list of top wicket-takers in the format.

Jasprit Bumrah: Fourth Indian in the list, his 13 innings in the year earned him a rich haul of 22 wickets at 16.63. His economy rate of 3.62 is the lowest for a bowler with at least 20 scalps.

Here’s the ICC ODI XI of the year 2018:

Rohit Sharma, Jonny Bairstow, Virat Kohli, Joe Root, Ross Taylor, Jos Buttler, Ben Stokes, Mustafizur Rahman, Rashid Khan, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah

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