Dhoni chose the captain of the ESPNCricinfo ODI and T20 teams of the last decade
New Delhi, January 1 () The charismatic former captain of India, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, was elected Wednesday as captain of the ODI and Twenty20 teams of the ESPNCricinfo decade, while Virat Kohli was named leader in the tests.
The criteria, established by the panel of 23 members, for the selection was a minimum of 50 Tests or six active years in the traditional format, while it was 75 ODI and 100 T20 for the limited teams.
R Ashwin, out of the spinner, sidelined since the emergence of the Kuldeep Yadav wrist spinner, and Yuzvendra Chahal, were the only other Indians who took the XI Test, which also featured the English Alastair Cook and the New Zealand Kane Williamson.
Kohli scored 7202 runs in this period at an impressive average of 54.97, while Ashwin took 362 wickets at 25.36.
While Kohli was the only Indian to appear on teams in all formats, his deputy Rohit Sharma (7991 races) was also named in ODI XI.
Jasprit Bumrah found a place, alongside Kohli and Dhoni in T20 XI, dominated by Caribbean players.
Up to five West Indies players were named on the team, including universe boss Chris Gayle, Dwayne Bravo, Sunil Narine, Kieron Pollard and Andre Russell.
Former captain Mithali Raj and fast bowler Jhulan Goswami were named on the same female team chosen for the ODI and T20. The inspiring cricketer from Australia, Meg Lanning, was named the team captain. AT PM PM