ICC awards 2012

Dhoni leads ICC's one-day Team of the Year

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September 14, 2012

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India's MS Dhoni has been named captain of the ICC's ODI Team of the Year for 2011-12. This is the fifth year in a row that Dhoni has made the team.

ICC one-day Team of the Year

  • Gautam Gambhir, Alastair Cook, Kumar Sangakkara, Virat Kohli, MS Dhoni (capt & wk), Michael Clarke, Shahid Afridi, Morne Morkel, Steven Finn, Lasith Malinga, Saeed Ajmal, Shane Watson (12th man)

His India team-mates, Virat Kohli and Gautam Gambhir, are also in, with Alastair Cook, Kumar Sangakkara and Michael Clarke making up the rest of the batting. The bowlers include Morne Morkel, Steven Finn, Lasith Malinga and Saeed Ajmal, with Shahid Afridi filling the allrounder's spot. Shane Watson was named 12th man.

Cook, Sangakkara, Clarke and Ajmal were also named in the ICC's Test Team of the Year for 2011-12. It is the first time that Ajmal, Kohli and Finn are featuring in the one-day team.

Several South African batsmen who are near the top of the ODI rankings - such as Hashim Amla (currently No. 1) and AB de Villiers (No. 3) - are likely to have missed out because South Africa played very few ODIs between August 4, 2011 and August 6, 2012, the assessment period for picking the team.*

The team was announced on the eve of the ICC's annual awards function that will be held in Colombo on Saturday. It was picked by a panel consisting of former players: West Indies batsmen Clive Lloyd and Carl Hooper, Sri Lanka opener Marvan Attapatu, Australia allrounder Tom Moody and England Women's captain Clare Connor. The same panel had picked the Test Team of the Year last month.

Lloyd, who was the chairman of the selection panel, said: "This team, along with the Test Team of the Year was extremely difficult to decide upon. We feel the side has strength to bat well down the order, while also having a good variety for any type of conditions when it comes to its bowling attack."

Dave Richardson, the ICC's chief executive, emphasised the team's strength. "I think we can safely say that this is one of the strongest ODI Team of the Year selections ever in the awards history," Richardson said.

* September 14 17.20GMT: This story has been updated to include details on South Africa's batsmen

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Posted by AllroundCricketFan on (September 16, 2012, 19:13 GMT)

Amla not here? Hashim has been the best cricketer in all formats this past 2 years? Whats up ICC?

Posted by   on (September 16, 2012, 17:07 GMT)

where is shakib ????? isnt he the worlds number one allrounder or has icc forgotten that

Posted by The_Aeroboy on (September 16, 2012, 11:17 GMT)

how could shakib miss the odi squad... doesnt comes in my mind... can anyone tell?

Posted by   on (September 16, 2012, 9:27 GMT)

@Md Layek Zaman Layek : where is kohli in ur selection dude....

Posted by Prabhash1985 on (September 16, 2012, 4:21 GMT)

Oh where is Dayle Stane???

Posted by   on (September 16, 2012, 3:07 GMT)

2012 One days Records... MS Dhoni : 15M 13I 5N 411TR 58*HS 51.37Av 86.89SR A Cook : 15M 15I 1N 663TR 137 HS 47.35Av 79.97SR

-- Eng Played 17 Odis under cook and Won 12 Matches.... -- India Played 16 Odis under Dhoni and Won 9Matches....

-- How can MS Dhoni can Lead the ICC ODI Team Of the Year.........

Posted by   on (September 16, 2012, 0:33 GMT)

Hashim Amla missed in ODI team?? Saeed Ajmal missed is ICC shorlist??? Aleem Dar missed Best umipre?? What is Wrong with ICC

Posted by   on (September 15, 2012, 22:38 GMT)

ICC one-day Team of the Year: Gautam Gambhir, Alastair Cook, Kumar Sangakkara, Virat Kohli, MS Dhoni (capt & wk), Michael Clarke, Shahid Afridi, Morne Morkel, Steven Finn, Lasith Malinga, Saeed Ajmal, Shane Watson (12th man)

Rest of the world (My own opposite 11):- 1. Chris Gayle (Allrounder) 2. Hashim Amla 3. Brendon McCullum (wc) 4. Jacques Kallis (Allrounder) 5. Mahela Jayawardene (c) 6. Mike Hussy 7. Sakib al hasan (Allrounder) 8. Stuart Broad 9. Dale Steyn 10. (Btett Lee) Mitchell Starc 11. Ravichandran Ashwin (12th man: Angelo Mathews (Allrounder) What do you think, which team would be stronger?

Posted by   on (September 15, 2012, 21:28 GMT)

Where is AMLA ..?? are you crazy .?

Posted by Ozcricketwriter on (September 15, 2012, 15:42 GMT)

Hashim Amla was the 2nd best player, only behind Kohli, in the ODI format. There is no way that either Cook or Gambhir can be ranked ahead of him. Amla should have opened with Shane Watson. The rest are probably reasonable. Cook shouldn't be in the side at all and Gambhir can be 12th man.

Posted by AMAZINGFAN on (September 15, 2012, 13:55 GMT)

dhoni is the modern day great.he is the greatest finisher in the world and for me he is the best Limited overs player.i feel ab devilliers shud be there instead of sangakara and watson shud be there instead of afridi.people who r questioning dhoni's inclusion should look at his stats for last one year.he was the man of the series in eng and he averaged 51 in aus..i'm proud to be dhoni fan.cricinfo pls publish.....

Posted by   on (September 15, 2012, 13:30 GMT)

afridi Rocks.........!!!!!!!!

Posted by YUKY on (September 15, 2012, 13:27 GMT)

Hashim Amla, Alastair Cook, Kumar Sangakkara, Virat Kohli, MS Dhoni (capt & wk), Micke Hussey, Shahid Afridi, Morne Morkel, Shane Watson, Lasith Malinga, Saeed Ajmal, Steven Finn (12th man)

Posted by   on (September 15, 2012, 13:19 GMT)

MY TEAM: 1: H.Amla 2: S.Watson 3:Sangarkara(Keeper) 4: Clarke(Captain) 5: Kohli 5:AB devillers 6: I.Bell 7: Mackay 8: Styen 9: Ajmal 10: S.Fin

Posted by   on (September 15, 2012, 13:17 GMT)

How Shakib did not beat Afridi to the all rounder's spot I will never know. He is the #1 all rounder so he surely he could not have been forgotten.

Here are the stats against the top 8 sides:

Shakib scored 374 runs with 46.75 avg and took 16 wickets in 10 matches avg 24.06

Afridi scored 266 runs with 22.16 avg and took 19 wickets in 16 matches avg 33.36

ICC selection? What a joke.

Posted by joseyesu on (September 15, 2012, 13:07 GMT)

Ii don't remember any good inning's of Clarke. To me Amla should be there as he a par with Kohli in scoring

Posted by YUKY on (September 15, 2012, 13:04 GMT)

**** ICC's one-day Team of the Year *** 1. Hashim Amla ,2. Alastair Cook, 3.Kumar Sangakkara, 4.Virat Kohli, 5.MS Dhoni (capt & wk), 6.Mike Hussey, 7.Shahid Afridi, 8.Morne Morkel, 9.Shane Watson, 10.Lasith Malinga,11. Saeed Ajmal, & Steven Finn (12th man)

Posted by   on (September 15, 2012, 12:58 GMT)

Best decision in the ICC , For 5 yrs the best captian of world team is Dhoni

Posted by   on (September 15, 2012, 12:54 GMT)

No Amla? Not Agreed At all With Team. Poor Selection. Amla Should Be in team.

Posted by PakFan1209 on (September 15, 2012, 12:53 GMT)


Posted by   on (September 15, 2012, 12:51 GMT)

Every one is bound to have favourites, and find flaws in the team. The panel has done a fine job.

Posted by PakFan1209 on (September 15, 2012, 12:50 GMT)

rlly happy to see ajmal and afridi they shpuld have selected hashim amla and de villiers

Posted by PakFan1209 on (September 15, 2012, 12:32 GMT)

my XI 1) Amla 2) Gambir 3) Sangakkara 4)kohli 5)de villiers ( WK ) 6) michael Clarke 7) Afridi (captain) 8)M.Morkel 9) steven finn 10) Lasith Malinga 11) Ajmal 12th man Shakib al hassan

Posted by hasnain1212 on (September 15, 2012, 12:13 GMT)

Afridi is the best... :)

Posted by sacnit11 on (September 15, 2012, 12:09 GMT)

Team should be: 1. Amla 2. Gayle 3. Kohli 4. Sangakkara 5. Mike Hussey 6. Dhoni 7. Watson 8. Shakib 9. Morkel 10. Ajmal 11. Steyn

Posted by SagarChordia on (September 15, 2012, 11:32 GMT)

I am an Indian but i would have loved AMLA there instead of Gambhir, DE ViLLERS instead of Clarke.. come on common sense should have prevailed here, SHAHID AFRIDI???, U have to be kidding, he has retired from ODIs, I wuould suggest Jacques KALLIS any day, LASITH MALINGA again he goes fpr plenty when playing against India DALE STEYN should have been picked instead, so how can this team be the strongest ODI team ever.. Some real howlers there by Mr Clive Lloyd..

Posted by CrICkeeet on (September 15, 2012, 11:06 GMT)

ICC SELECTION PANEL is fully DISGUSTING...how can FINN, MORKEL, CLARKE entered in ODI BEST TEAM i cant understand where there is NO AMLA, SHAKIB, ANDERSON, DE VILLIARS.....

Posted by   on (September 15, 2012, 10:52 GMT)

Amla and AB de Villiers should be in this team without question. Even with the limited ODI's that SA played!! Have a look at the stats. These selection committees are making more and more ludicrous choices!? First the exclusion of Ajmal and now this..

Posted by   on (September 15, 2012, 10:45 GMT)

MY Team 1- Amla 2 -Watson 3- Sangakkara (wk) 4- Kohli 5- Clarke 6- Dhoni (c) 7- Shakib 8- Morkel 9- Malinga 10-Ajmal 11-Steyn

Posted by   on (September 15, 2012, 10:44 GMT)

without amla team is emty

Posted by   on (September 15, 2012, 10:41 GMT)

Thats MSD for you.will surely bring this cup back this time

Posted by sweetspot on (September 15, 2012, 9:40 GMT)


Give it up Dhoni bashers! It doesn't matter how many times you nitpick his few failures. His list of successes is mind boggling. Seriously, how do you keep a guy with a strike rate of 90 and an average of 50 out of any team? More than anything, he would be the right person to keep this team cool and respectful, too!

Posted by   on (September 15, 2012, 9:39 GMT)

Hasin Amla its not completed Icc oneday team.....(Highest Avg. Rate and Fullsss Selection Comitte )

Posted by veerakannadiga on (September 15, 2012, 9:31 GMT)

Shane Watson instead of Afridi please.

Posted by khan_fahim on (September 15, 2012, 9:30 GMT)

wheres amla?clive lyod is old now..not even AB

Posted by Sinhabahu on (September 15, 2012, 9:29 GMT)

What really is the point of this childish exercise?

Posted by   on (September 15, 2012, 9:23 GMT)

yes bros who is the selector comittee, i thought he should not see the odi cricket.....

Posted by beeran on (September 15, 2012, 9:08 GMT)

really feel for shakib al hassan.howcome afridi is an allrounder?he's a parttime bowler who cannot bat.!!!

Posted by   on (September 15, 2012, 8:47 GMT)

What a funny selection. Batsman who have score scored consistently throughout the year, have scored fastest 2000 and 3000 runs by a big margin, have an average of 60+ is not in the team.Who is running this show?

Posted by   on (September 15, 2012, 8:29 GMT)

what is the meaning of this team...

Posted by dariuscorny on (September 15, 2012, 8:22 GMT)

Amla should have been there in place of Cook,people questioning about Finn's inclusion is totally useless as Finn has done quite good in odis.Dhoni as captain is justified.....

Posted by   on (September 15, 2012, 8:13 GMT)

Amla should be there instead of Gambhir, period.

Posted by   on (September 15, 2012, 8:11 GMT)

my odi xi -1) Gambhir 2)Amla 3)Kohli 4)Sangakara 5)Dhoni 6)Shakib al hasan 7) Irfan 8)Narine 9)Malinga 10)Morkel 11)R.Aswin

Posted by   on (September 15, 2012, 7:57 GMT)

Joke of year, Absence of AB, even he played only fewer match but look at the stats 4 times out of the 8 he went out to bat he scored more than 50, an average of 158 and strike rate of more than hundred. How can you neglect such a performance.


Posted by sabir1054 on (September 15, 2012, 7:47 GMT)

Seems to be a balance team.

Posted by Shaikhzaid on (September 15, 2012, 7:31 GMT)

Where is Hasim amla remove A.cook and take Amla as opener

Posted by   on (September 15, 2012, 7:28 GMT)

It is funny to see Hashim Amla (currently No. 1) and AB de Villiers (No. 3) missed out the team. I think currently Afridi has no such all-rounding form to take place in the team. The process of selection should be replaced by election process to get proper outcome. In election process cricket related personnel allover the world may participate.

Posted by Bay-Lagaam on (September 15, 2012, 7:25 GMT)

Poor selection again by ICC.... Hashim Amla must be in the team

Posted by   on (September 15, 2012, 7:19 GMT)

What is the point of this team? Does it have any significance?

Posted by snbirdi on (September 15, 2012, 7:13 GMT)

Afridi's selection is LAUGHABLE! He's barely a batsman, who clicks once in 25 matches and if he's only in the team because he can turn his arm over, there's much better all-rounders than him. Picture this, the exact same team, except for Shakib instead of Afridi. Much better isn't it?

Posted by   on (September 15, 2012, 6:57 GMT)

BOOM BOOM AFRIDI.........still he is able to make a diff....

Posted by naeemqamar on (September 15, 2012, 6:25 GMT)

Where is Hashim Amla who is averaging 50+ as an ODI opener?

Posted by   on (September 15, 2012, 5:31 GMT)

msd,captain for the fifth time in a row....the king is here to stay..

Posted by himohan007 on (September 15, 2012, 5:30 GMT)

@Masud_BITK simply the best comment in this thread....Also agreed with most others that Amala should be there replacing either openers..........

Posted by   on (September 15, 2012, 5:19 GMT)

Seriously? Dave Richardson, I think it is safe to say that if you leave out your #1 and #3 ranked batsmen at your peril... But then to call it "one of the strongest" is a little "PR spinning"...

I'd like to see that team put by The_Ashes play this team...

Posted by tashan329 on (September 15, 2012, 5:04 GMT)

Gambhir during this period: 25 Matches, 1005 runs, 41.87 Average, 84.95 Strike rate, 2 hundreds, 8 fifties, 3 zeros. I think he deserves place in the team.

Posted by Porky_PigTheToon on (September 15, 2012, 4:26 GMT)

My team against this team :- 1) Gayle 2) Amla 3) Kallis 4) Mahela 5) AB (wk) 6) M. Hussey 7) Shakib 8) Swann 9) Steyn 10) Pattinson 11) Zaheer

Posted by Porky_PigTheToon on (September 15, 2012, 4:20 GMT)

Shahid Afridi ? Hahahaha ! Joke of the Year. Shakib is way better. And Amla should have been included in place of Cook. Rest of the team is okay.

Posted by tambolisamir on (September 15, 2012, 3:49 GMT)

Why malinga is in team ? i dont think he deserve place in worlds best ODI team aleast for this year...

Posted by Vnott on (September 15, 2012, 3:41 GMT)

Amla for Cook, Kallis for Sangakkara will make it a much stronger team. Rest of the team looks great..... Afridi vs Watson is a close call. Afridi has become a star bowler- batting is still quite bad.... Depending on the pitch go for either Watson or Afridi in the 11....

Posted by   on (September 15, 2012, 3:34 GMT)

@ The_Ashes u r funny mann... hafeez, Raina,Ashwin and Anderson... were u watching cricket last year ... ? btw Keeping Gautam and Afridi is just ridiculous ... I would pick Amla and Watson and Dilshan insted of Afridi..

Posted by Al_Bundy1 on (September 15, 2012, 3:25 GMT)

Dhoni is the best cricket captain India ever had, especially for the shorter formats. Our 2007 and 2011 ODI team were nearly identical. While Dhoni won the World Cup with that team in 2011, our 2007 team could not even make it to the 2nd round.

Posted by shah_nawaj on (September 15, 2012, 3:21 GMT)

Amla the no 1 in ODI ranking is out of the this team. Nobody knows why? What Dhoni, Cook has done this year? I think Sakib, Hafeez played much better than Afridi......that means Sangakara is going to win the Cricketer of the year...not Amla

Posted by   on (September 15, 2012, 3:16 GMT)

Gautam , dhoni include Amla ,AB exclude.what a joke ?

Posted by ashish514 on (September 15, 2012, 2:57 GMT)

Well ppl it's already said in the article that Amla and De-Villiers are not their because they haven't played enough ODIs to be under consideration. Otherwise I'm sure Amla wud have replaced Gambhir. But give a thought to Shakib Al Hasan. Shouldn't he replace Afridi here. He's not as good a bowler but we are talking about allrounders here and he surely is a better allrounder.

Posted by   on (September 15, 2012, 2:20 GMT)

@ sunny1307 sorry but I question quite a few of the less well knowns you have included there, but I mostly agree. I'd go with 1. Gayle, 2. Gilly (keeper), 3. Ponting (Capt), 4. Kallis, 5. Sachin/Lara/Sanga 6. Dhoni 7. Vettori/Hussy 8, Akram 9. Steyn 10. McGrath, 11. Murali Murali over Warne, no question in ODIs. Take a look at Warne's ODI achievements. Id go with Murali in Tests as well, unless game happens in Aus. Ganguly is excellent captain but not good enough as batsman to make it, plus Ponting has been highly successful. Vettori is a top class ODI container, but batting pitch might call for Huss. Steyn is currently best bowler. Dhoni has done the most remarkable things in ODI, his average and consistency are sublime.

Posted by   on (September 15, 2012, 2:06 GMT)

shahid agridi,hafeez ajmal should be in one day and t20 +testso all formats the 3 kings of any team. Javed USA.

Posted by Cricfan_99 on (September 15, 2012, 2:03 GMT)

@ bubbyalla - and how many ODI world cups has the "Best" captain/WK sanga lifted??? Dhoni is present @ 7 because he's considered the best finisher in ODI's Averaging in the 50+ at 6/7 in this whole period....@ agam99 - well said mate - i was coming to that point.... Malinga should be GLAD that KOHLI is playing in the same team.... :) :) :) Else he would've been smacked to all parts of the ground... And Seriously Afridi??? i bet even a little known samit patel would've done a better job than him... Hussey in Place of Clark would've been nice!

Posted by   on (September 15, 2012, 1:59 GMT)

hm....better 2 have an indian 2 b as a skeeper f world's odi xi........

Posted by   on (September 15, 2012, 1:57 GMT)

Jai Dhoni!! Captain Amazing.....

Posted by Overthebowlershead on (September 15, 2012, 1:49 GMT)

7 players from Pak, Ind & Sri...extraordinary.....As far selection is concerned I would only make 1 change thats Amla instead of Cook....

Posted by   on (September 15, 2012, 1:09 GMT)

What is this meaning of selecting this, there are more things ICC can do.

Posted by   on (September 15, 2012, 1:04 GMT)

Morkel only played 2 games more than AB and Amla. AB averaged 158.33 at a strikerate of 116 during the period required. Kinda hard to leave him out in my opinion.

Posted by Dashgar on (September 15, 2012, 0:47 GMT)

Where is Shakib Al Hassan? Number 1 all rounder in the world and led Bangladesh to the Asia cup final. Not sure what Gambhir, Afridi or Dhoni did apart from their weight of appearances.

Posted by   on (September 15, 2012, 0:31 GMT)

As quoted above, ""Several South African batsmen who are near the top of the ODI rankings - such as Hashim Amla (currently No. 1) and AB de Villiers (No. 3) - are likely to have missed out because South Africa played very few ODIs between August 4, 2011 and August 6, 2012, the assessment period for picking the team.* "", How come Morne make it thru?? Cuz he a bowler or is he not from CSA??? Amla, Steyn, AB, KP(did well in ODIs when he played), Shakib. Kane Williamson deserves a 12th man spot at the least. Dhoni, Afridi, Gambhir,Malinga??? Jokinggggggg....

Posted by xylo on (September 15, 2012, 0:31 GMT)

Hussey for Clarke, Amla for Cook, Gul for Finn in my book.

Posted by mohammed147 on (September 15, 2012, 0:23 GMT)

i think people who say dat hashim amla dont deserve place in best 11 only bcoz south africa played few games are either mad,biggest fools on earth,ignorant and dey lack proper knowledge abt cricket.even many players listed in 11 played more games but scored not even half of wat amla scored in the last few games.the panel decided the 11 best are no doubt the biggest mindless and foolish brains in icc.how can u include afridi and gambir.this is ridiculous.judge by the class not by the more number of games.

Posted by Jaggadaaku on (September 15, 2012, 0:23 GMT)

Michael Clarke and Sangakkara in ODIs? Seriously? Look at their batting strike rate in ODIs. Amla also should be selected in this team for his extra ordinary batting with exceptional strike rate. These days 2 batsmen constantly making runs in every short format games as Kohli and Amla. Both (Kohli-Amla) batsmen brought up their batting average over 50 in just 1 year.

Posted by   on (September 15, 2012, 0:16 GMT)

why no Hashim Amla,who has been the most consistent batsman,even better than Kohli..he must replace michael clarke..

Posted by sifter132 on (September 14, 2012, 23:39 GMT)

I picked 8 of those 12. I'd have included Brendan Taylor and AB de Villiers. Sure they made less runs, but they did it as a great average and strike rate. Take out Sangakkara and Dhoni for those 2 - harsh on Dhoni perhaps, but I don't think Sanga was overly special this last 12mths.

Then for bowlers I'd have included Irfan Pathan instead of Afridi as the bowling all-rounder, and then put in Sunil Narine instead of Malinga. Malinga got smashed a lot, very high economy rate over the year.

Posted by   on (September 14, 2012, 23:22 GMT)

So no Amla? No Hussey? No Watson? But Cook and Afridi are in? I know which allrounder I'd prefer out of Watson and Afridi and I know I'd prefer Amla and Hussey over Cook!

Posted by The_Ashes on (September 14, 2012, 23:17 GMT)

Afridi is a very good bowler but his batting is poor especially when people give him the nickname of "boom boom" :)

Posted by cricarch on (September 14, 2012, 23:12 GMT)

Is this a team of captains? Dhoni, Cook, Sanga, Afridi, Clarke.. And I agree with most comments, that Amla should have replaced Gambhir here.

Posted by nazymuhseen768 on (September 14, 2012, 22:45 GMT)

I am a crazy srilankan fan, and i hate dhoni to max because he is a nightmare to all srilankan bowlers. i 100% agree he is one of the best captain and best finisher i have ever seen.

Posted by Zahidsaltin on (September 14, 2012, 22:36 GMT)


Posted by abmughal on (September 14, 2012, 22:24 GMT)

selection of ajmal in boht tests and odis ? not selected for any award? this is sth which icc can solve.....

Posted by The_Ashes on (September 14, 2012, 22:20 GMT)

This is who the opponent against this so called "ODI Team of the year" should be so we can see who's right and wrong but this is just my view - 01.Hafeez, 02.Amla, 03.Kallis, 04.Jayawardene, 05.AB, 06.Shakib, 07.Raina, 08.Ashwin, 09.Gul, 10.Steyn, 11.Anderson.

Posted by Masud_BITK on (September 14, 2012, 21:34 GMT)

There is NO parallel captain than MS Dhoni right now. You can't make even a Dhoni (echo) who will be similar to him now. Just observe him carefully and how he manages the team. Note that he got NO Malinga or Ajmal in his team. Only he got some few great batters. The history says only one sided batters would not help you much for winning big trophies, but he did. No further comments about captain selection.

Posted by DaGameChanger on (September 14, 2012, 21:26 GMT)

Shahid Afridi seriously??

Posted by   on (September 14, 2012, 21:23 GMT)

@thenoostar...You're not making much sense because he's the Number 1 all-rounder in ODIs infact just look at the rating points and see how he's running away with it now. Also he's still Number 1 at tests even though he hasn't even played a test match this year meaning that the other all-rounders of the other teams had a chance of toppling him but still couldn't do it just shows how good of a player Shakib is mind you he's still a young man. About the IPL well all I can say is that the amount of star foreign players playing for KKR was mind boggling and also the limit of upto 4 foreign players so you can see why he wasn't selected for every game. But doesn't change anything because in the limited games he has played for KKR this year, he has picked up 2 man of the match awards so that speaks volumes for itself.

Posted by omar.choudhary on (September 14, 2012, 21:22 GMT)

I think there should have been another solid all rounder in the One Day XI, Shakib, Kallis or Gayle as Afridi should be selected on basis of his bowling.Those questioning him in the team should know his a bowler predominantly who can bat, he is currently the leading bowler in the world in terms of number of wickets in one dayers.

Posted by TORRETTO on (September 14, 2012, 21:18 GMT)

This should be the One Day International Team of the year: Shane Warson, Alasitar Cook, Gautam Gambhir, Hashim Amla, Michael Clarke, Virat Kohli, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Stuart Broad, Saeed Ajmal, Dale Steyn, Lasith Malinga. 12th Man: Shakib Al Hasan.

Posted by   on (September 14, 2012, 21:11 GMT)

if the word's number one ODI all-rounder is not in the ICC One Day squad, then what is the point of ODI player ranking. Who picked up the team, seems don't have any knowledge of player's performance in recent year.

Posted by kooolfkfk on (September 14, 2012, 21:08 GMT)

instead of gambheer,i think amla should be there

Posted by   on (September 14, 2012, 21:02 GMT)

Dont know why people are criticizing Dhoni. Dhoni is an excellent finisher and an intelligent captain... He won the World cup.. What more do you want to ask?. I would say Dale steyn deserved it in here. Shahid Afridi should be in the team because this would not be completed without him...

Posted by   on (September 14, 2012, 20:59 GMT)

i think icc made a right decision bcz ms dhoni is the best captain of any format and amla is to say unlucky like ajmal

Posted by SCC08 on (September 14, 2012, 20:59 GMT)

Joke! these awards mean nothing... No Amla? AB? But you have Finn? joke...

Posted by vxttemp on (September 14, 2012, 20:56 GMT)

MSD is on the top of my captains list just for one decision. Moving himself ahead of Yuvi in a WC final(considering the fact that he is a captain of a Sub-continent team, his poor batting prior to that and Yuvi playing brilliantly and also the criticism he was going through). Prior to that for me Imran and Cronje. Steve is the most over-rated. On any day anyone gets McGrath and Warnie, they can get better results than what waugh could achieve. ANyway, I hate his concept - mental disintegration. Body line tactics are much better than that.

Posted by torsha on (September 14, 2012, 20:56 GMT)

Lol.. Are u guys serious? What is afridi doing there? Hahaha..Kallis should be there. Congrats Dhoni..5th time in a row!!

Posted by ozwriter on (September 14, 2012, 20:52 GMT)

these lists are ridiculous. how can amla and de villiers not be in there when they are averaging something like 90+ over the last year.

some ppl in ICC really like sangakarra, he gets in the team doesn't matter what he does. and how does gambhir get in there, he has been plain shocking. the fools who make this list must really have lost their mind.

Posted by Harmony111 on (September 14, 2012, 20:52 GMT)

Extremely shocking that Amla is not in the team and even more shocking that Afridi is in the team. Don't know what exactly has Sangakkara done to get in the team. Dhoni has been very impressive but some of the choices are baffling.

Posted by Canuckistani on (September 14, 2012, 20:46 GMT)

Dhoni is the perfect captain cool for ODI team.

Posted by thenoostar on (September 14, 2012, 20:11 GMT)

@Ahmed Hussain because Shakib is a tidy bowler and a handy middle order batsman, a amazing feat for Bangladesh but not for most other test teams. If he couldnt make his IPL team, why should he be in the world ODI team? The allrounder stocks are not great at the moment. He is no Flintoff of Kahn!

Posted by Rezaul on (September 14, 2012, 20:10 GMT)

Finn, Cook, Afridi in this team, says it all about the merits of the team selection.

Posted by   on (September 14, 2012, 19:58 GMT)

people questioning DHONI, just jealous i guess........ just have a look at his average in ODI (2011-2012) and then talk. he lead india to the world cup with very mediocre indian bowling, imagine how will he lead the team with these top bowlers (steyn missing)... and moreover he is the best finisher in ODI's

Posted by   on (September 14, 2012, 19:58 GMT)

No wonder that Hashim Amla is a great batsman but as it's quoted that "South Africa played very few ODIs between August 4, 2011 and August 6, 2012, the assessment period for picking the team." Then why are you people are criticizing on this team? P.S Shahid Afridi definitely deserves the spot in that team. Ranking doesn't tell a class of a cricketer. -_-

Posted by   on (September 14, 2012, 19:45 GMT)

How difficult is it for you people to understand.......Amla was not selected because SA didn't play enough ODIs during the assessment period, thats it. It is not the fault of ICC

Posted by   on (September 14, 2012, 19:41 GMT)

dhoni.............hahahahahaha...........best joke of 2012

Posted by jacobs_the_man on (September 14, 2012, 19:39 GMT)

How is Amla not the first person you pick?

Posted by noordubai1 on (September 14, 2012, 19:34 GMT)

This is not a right team selection, Gayle, Amla and Dakib Hassan should have been there, there is no place for Afridi, Gambheer and Cook

Posted by agam99 on (September 14, 2012, 19:31 GMT)

Lol...MSD averages 78 in the selected time...two 'Man of Series awards'...Averaged 78 in England (236 in 5 games) and 51 in Australia during the period...and people questioning him ? Height of insecurity !!!

Posted by   on (September 14, 2012, 19:08 GMT)

I cannot understand why Amla devilliers not there and how Dhoni is selected as caption

Posted by   on (September 14, 2012, 19:06 GMT)

Where is Shakib Al Hasans name? The guy who is the number in One day and Test allrounder and was not selected in at least in the ODI team, I have strong reservation against the selectors. No wonder Ajmal was not selected Test bowler of the year. its becoming a joke.

Posted by   on (September 14, 2012, 19:04 GMT)

Where is Hafeez????? No 1 Odi Bowler.........Where are cricketer od the year???Amla and veron

Posted by ExtremeSpeed on (September 14, 2012, 19:04 GMT)

How on earth can not select the worlds best ODI all-rounder in the world? and instead select yes good all-rounders but below the worlds best Shane and Afridi? Never been a supoorter of ICC anyway but still leaving out best batsman in world Cricket Amla, best all-rounder Shakib and best bowler Steyn is illogical.

Posted by   on (September 14, 2012, 18:58 GMT)

hahaha...This is really funny I mean no Number 1 ODI batsman in the World Amla and no Number 1 ODI all-rounder in the world Shakib just says it all. I have nothing against Afridi great player but he's definitely not better than Shakib infact he's not even an all-rounder rather a bowling all-rounder. Finn replacing Steyn? :D

Posted by cricisme on (September 14, 2012, 18:57 GMT)

I think Gambhir is there because he is a left handed opener. Though I would have chosen G. Smith of SA instead. Gambhir isn't the best choice as he still has flaws in his technique but does have the temperament needed at top of the order. I feel Amla is also better choice.

Posted by ikr4m.17 on (September 14, 2012, 18:57 GMT)

No Amla, Hussey, AB. The jury panel is a joke.

Posted by   on (September 14, 2012, 18:56 GMT)

It should be (Amla,Gayle/Shehwag,Sangakkara(wk&C),Kholi,Kallis,AB,Shakib,Jonson,Malinga,Stayen,Ajmal,) (Watson)

Posted by randikaayya on (September 14, 2012, 18:55 GMT)

What is Dhoni doing in this team???? AB or Amla should be in there in his place and Sanga should keep wickets. Clarke should captain else Sanga

Posted by   on (September 14, 2012, 18:52 GMT)

As a Sri Lankan it's satisfying to see that no one has complained on the inclusion of Malinga and Sangakkara. That's my definition of well deserved.

Posted by bubbyalla on (September 14, 2012, 18:52 GMT)

why dhoni..????? Sanga is best CAPT & WK than dhoni i think he should be replaced with mike hussey...

Posted by   on (September 14, 2012, 18:51 GMT)

No. 1 ODI All-rounder & NO. 1 ODI batsman are disappeared....It's really ridiculous....

Posted by kc69 on (September 14, 2012, 18:51 GMT)

Shane watson is 12th man....lol

Posted by sathishraja on (September 14, 2012, 18:49 GMT)

where shakib.........poor selection insteed of afrid, shakib is right choice....plz don't select 8 major team players only.....its boring.....i'm not a big fan of shakib.....who knows in future he may also compared to garry sobbers and kallis...........

Posted by Lovedegame on (September 14, 2012, 18:45 GMT)

Does everyone read the article in detail, People please remember this was a chosen between August 4, 2011 and August 6, 2012, and between that time this is the best ODI team ever with a only a few doubts, now please watch this space for the next ODI team you might find your recommendations there.

Posted by superstar100 on (September 14, 2012, 18:44 GMT)

guy's read full paragraph alma is not there becaue he is not play sufficent matches !!! i also want him in top 11 !!! some people are talking about gale LOL how manay matches he played in last year !!!! Or I can say y malinga there we have seen his bowling agn indians in couple of matches y not stayne for him !!!

Posted by   on (September 14, 2012, 18:43 GMT)

Amla can replace Cook . AB needs to peek instead of Watson

Posted by street_smart on (September 14, 2012, 18:39 GMT)

Afridi as allrounder? how many runs he scored in last year or two in ODI? shocker... For pace allrounder, it should have been Watson or Kallis or Angleo MAtthews... for spinner allrounder it should have been Shakib or Hafeez....

Posted by   on (September 14, 2012, 18:37 GMT)

afridi? he doesn't deserve to be on the list

Posted by sunny1307 on (September 14, 2012, 18:34 GMT)

1.Ganguly(c),2.Gilchrist,3.Ponting,4.Kallis,I5.Inzamam,Cairns,6.M.Hussey,7.Yuvraj 8.Razzaq 9.Warne 10.W.Akram 11.G.Mcgrath...12th Man-Tendulkar.I can bet this team can beat the above selected Odi team by ICC even today.Reason.1.Ganguly is the best captain 2.Gilchrist will play a t-20 and make up for the lost run-rate due to dada's batting.3.Ponting knows only winning,how,it never mattered to him 4.Kallis is the greatest cricketer 5.Inzamam will make sure that other oldies like Dada won't have to run 6.Cairns is an animal 7.Hussey is Mr.Cricket 7.Yuvi is the best ever finisher in India's history 8.Razzaq is still 18 years young. 9.Warne is a magician 10.Akram at 45 bowls faster than Irfam Pathan at 25. 11.Mcgrath is a bowling machine and last but not the least presence of Sachin is always required,he will serve Gatorade or neembu pani,whatever it is to all the above buddhas.And greatest cheer of the match will be during the drinks break because sachin will come on the ground.

Posted by superstar100 on (September 14, 2012, 18:33 GMT)

y afridi y not sakib ???

Posted by   on (September 14, 2012, 18:30 GMT)

Where is No 1 all-rounder in ODI cricket Shakib Al Hasan!?????????

very funny selection . Shakib was man of the tournament in Asia Cup. Why afridi? why not Shakib????

Posted by MOHDsarfaraz on (September 14, 2012, 18:30 GMT)

everybody wants Amla,and belive he should in top 11,but why the selectors not, A B also deserve,afridi & clarke what r they doing there,,

Posted by sathish_veera on (September 14, 2012, 18:29 GMT)

MY TEAM!!! Hashim Amla(captain), Mahela Jayawardane, Virat Kholi, AB De Villires, Dwanye Bravo, MS.Dhoni(Wk), shahib al hasan, Saeed Ajmal, Stuard broad, Latish Malinga, Morne Morkel..... 12th man Angelo Mathews or Tim Bresnan

Posted by mononz on (September 14, 2012, 18:28 GMT)

Don't get so worked up that your favourite players weren't picked! Amla and Cook both had great averages of around 50 for the year, but Amla only played 8 innings (3 of them against New Zealand), whereas Cook played 20. Seems like a no brainer to me! Obviously the voting period doesn't cover Amla's recent good run against England - those will count for next year

Posted by   on (September 14, 2012, 18:26 GMT)

Although there are 2 Pakistani and being a Pakistani i feel proud, even then this is not fair selection Hashim Amla diffintly deserve a place in all kind of team in the current cricket

Posted by   on (September 14, 2012, 18:24 GMT)

Both openers selected are mere grafters who don't score freely. AMLA and Warner should be the ideal choice.

Posted by QingdaoXI on (September 14, 2012, 18:21 GMT)

Virat Kohli is the batsmen to look in this Decade.

Posted by diplomat'sXI on (September 14, 2012, 18:21 GMT)

i think this selection is based on performance in the past year .. and not on the name n fame... so selection is just perfect. . dhoni is definitely a better captain than anyone else.. (Y)

Posted by noplay on (September 14, 2012, 18:21 GMT)

I think it is time to change this selection panel

Posted by   on (September 14, 2012, 18:07 GMT)

For God's sake this is the Team of the year for 2011-2012 not 2012 -2013 . So quit all your crying about Ab , Amla, Steyn and Shakib not being there .

Posted by   on (September 14, 2012, 18:06 GMT)

Looked at SA's batting statistics. During this period, AB de Villiers played 8 matches and scored 475 runs at an average of 158, strike rate of 116. Two centuries, two fifties. And also ranked no. 3 in the world in ODIs. Who exactly has better statistics than this?

Posted by 777aditya on (September 14, 2012, 18:03 GMT)

@ Apoorv Shaligram - Glad to be of service sir! But you've got to admit the fact that of late Dhoni is consciously trying to become the attacking batsman he once was. Check out his strike rate for 2012.

Posted by   on (September 14, 2012, 18:03 GMT)

Huh, this flawed list is sure to evoke a lot of debate among Cricket fans. The panel has overlooked quite a few deserving players in my opinion. I would have selected these players, who could compete in any conditions.

Amla, Watson, Clarke (Captain), Sanga (WK), Hussey, Kallis, De Villiers, Ajmal, Malinga, Morkel, Shakib (Finn 12th man).

Posted by Hardy1 on (September 14, 2012, 17:54 GMT)

It's just a bit of a joke when the man who's ranked no.1 in the world in ODIs and got to 3000 runs quicker than Viv Richards isn't in the team. Oh and Shakib to replace Afridi as well.

Posted by Sakthiivel on (September 14, 2012, 17:53 GMT)

Fifth year in a row for Dhoni. That's awesome.

Posted by   on (September 14, 2012, 17:52 GMT)

Well done Sangaz and Mali, proud of you...Wish u all the best, blessings and lots of luck to go all the way till being crowned as World T20 Champions. Go for it Lions you can do it.

Posted by   on (September 14, 2012, 17:52 GMT)

totly wrong there is no gyle, amla, and styne

Posted by Hardy1 on (September 14, 2012, 17:51 GMT)

Hashim Amla. AB De Villiers. Both were superior to Cook & Gambhir. Good to see Ajmal get the recognition he deserves but has Afridi really done enough to warrant a place there?

Posted by   on (September 14, 2012, 17:43 GMT)

my selection mohamamd hafeez/tamiim,hashim amla,virat kohli,gayle/warner,ab de villers,sanga(wk),Dhoni/mike hussey,shahid afridi,aswin/finn,malinga,ajmal tweleve man i think mmmmm should be micheal clarke

Posted by   on (September 14, 2012, 17:33 GMT)

Michael clarke in the place of Amla/....what a joke

Posted by BattosaiXX on (September 14, 2012, 17:28 GMT)

De Villers? He is a amazing but did not do much this year, due to strong top order. Alma is the only person missing, Gayle? Seriourly, how many matches he played for WI this year? Think before you speak people. I think Watson should not be there!

Posted by   on (September 14, 2012, 17:27 GMT)

Hashim Amla??? where is he....ODI team of the year LOL...

Posted by musa441 on (September 14, 2012, 17:27 GMT)

how cna they make dhoni the captain i think he dont even deserve to be in the team what has he done since wc final??? nothing secial this is showing the favouratism which icc has for india becoz india is main source of income!! anyways i really think amla deserved the place not dhoni he is not deserving at all!! and to all those who are saying why afridi well if u havent forgotten his performances in the past year i mean in 2011 he performed brilliantly against srilanka in uae with bat and ball both and tokk loads of wickets in bangladesh tour as well. and anyways he is included as a leg spinner who else is better leg spinner in the world currently??? name them plz if there is !!

Posted by   on (September 14, 2012, 17:21 GMT)

Worlds best no. 3 batsman is Kumar Sangakkara. I think he is in tally with Ponting for all time best no 3 batsman

Posted by maddy20 on (September 14, 2012, 17:20 GMT)

Amla instead of Afridi, Gambhir does not deserve a spot, should have been Hussey and Michael Clarke are you kidding? KP would have been better. After all he was the only consistent batsman for them who helped them blank Pakistan in the ODI series. The fact that Kp can also bowl his off spinners , helps him take the 5th bowler's slot. I wonder why he would not bowl at all when playing for Eng. Also an all rounder instead of Sangakkara(who slows down the pace of the game and is partly responsible for the drubbing from India(they ended up either with too few runs or he left too many to get off the last 10). I would have picked Shakib instead.

Posted by   on (September 14, 2012, 17:16 GMT)

My team would be Amla,kohli,sangakarra,AB devilliers,kevin pietersen,dhoni,watson,vettori,finn,steyn,ajmal in that batting order.

Posted by   on (September 14, 2012, 17:16 GMT)

Was expecting Amla instead of Clarke. anyway the rest of the team is o..k though.

Posted by   on (September 14, 2012, 17:14 GMT)

i would pick STEYN for Steven finn

Posted by Herath-UK on (September 14, 2012, 17:14 GMT)

Sangakkara is in a good nick making both teams ;hopefully he will cap it with the Crickerter of the Year award. Ranil Herath -Kent

Posted by cover_drive12345 on (September 14, 2012, 17:14 GMT)

pants decisions, where's AB de Villiers+Hashin Amla? Glad to see Kohli picked though (:

Posted by   on (September 14, 2012, 17:13 GMT)

i would hav picked Dale steyn instead of finn !

Posted by   on (September 14, 2012, 17:12 GMT)

Hashim Amla misses the squad :/

Posted by   on (September 14, 2012, 17:08 GMT)

Also, I would prefer Mahela or Angelo Matthews over Sanga.

Posted by   on (September 14, 2012, 17:07 GMT)

Hashim amla & shakib missed out. Shahid afridi as a allrounder? What he has done with his bat last year? Shakib was consistently No 1 allrounder throughout the year....also dhoni last year lost more than won....surprise, surprise....

Posted by streetblader on (September 14, 2012, 17:06 GMT)

its funny bd fans are promoting sakib's name... stop with your jokes already guys, coz even if the team consisted of 101 players, sakib would never ever be apart of that list... a sub par player that makes some runs once in a blue moon against minnows and takes a wicket on and off...

Posted by   on (September 14, 2012, 17:06 GMT)

For ODI, pick Amla over Gambhir, Steyn over Finn. I would actually play Watto as an opener with Amla instead of Cook with Kohli 1 down and Clarke 2 down. Also, would pick Kallis over Morkel with Steyn and Malinga spearheading the pace attack (Watto, Kallis as other pacers). Not convinced on Dhoni as capt. Would prefer ABDV or McCullum as keeper and Clarke as capt.

Posted by   on (September 14, 2012, 17:06 GMT)

Shakib should replace clark...........

Posted by abusmnis792 on (September 14, 2012, 17:01 GMT)

no number one allrounder! no number 1 batsman! ridiculous!!!

Posted by Icyman on (September 14, 2012, 17:01 GMT)

And what exactly is the purpose of this side ? Does it play any games - NO. Its worthless ...Add more insult to injury- MS Dhoni captains it. Surprisingly, he even manages to hold onto a spot there after some weak performances.

Posted by   on (September 14, 2012, 16:54 GMT)

hafeez(pak) and shakib(bang) also deserving . But in the end good selection by panel.

Posted by JK_1982 on (September 14, 2012, 16:53 GMT)

No, Hussey and Amla.. wat a joke !!!!!!!!!!

Posted by   on (September 14, 2012, 16:53 GMT)

@Saurav Adhikari what about 11 Razzaqs how about that..

Posted by   on (September 14, 2012, 16:50 GMT)

Lol. funny list. Anyway, here is my selection.

Amla, De Villiers, Sanga (keeper), Virat, Clarke (captain), Kallis, Afridi, Ajmal, Malinga, James Patterson, Morkel (Hussey)

Posted by   on (September 14, 2012, 16:50 GMT)

@Mohd Shahbaz sadly that culture is not there in every country..some of us have to work too.but i agree that amla should have been there instead of gambhir,you can boycott in place of SA :)

Posted by   on (September 14, 2012, 16:50 GMT)

where is amla, sakib, tamim, villars, gayle............???????

Posted by   on (September 14, 2012, 16:49 GMT)

Hashim Amla & Shakib Al Hasan deserve to be in this team...... Afridi!!!! Huh...he has no business here...

Posted by johnathonjosephs on (September 14, 2012, 16:49 GMT)

Amla excluded, Cook and Afridi included? What madness?

Posted by   on (September 14, 2012, 16:49 GMT)

Amla is a better choice than Cook and Gambhir..!! Shakib is better choice than Afridi..!! D'villiers must be thr on the place of Dhoni..Clarke would lead the team..and Kallis must be selected in it..!!

Posted by   on (September 14, 2012, 16:47 GMT)

What kind of team is this? totally rubbish selection no HASHIM AMLA , AB ,stayne

Posted by   on (September 14, 2012, 16:45 GMT)

this qualifying period is very unlucky to SA batsmen where they played just 10 odd ODI matches in this period.... My ODI team of the year without considering No. of Matches they played. 1. Amla 2. Cook 3. Kohli 4. Sangakkara 5. Clarke 6. Ms Dhoni/AB but Prefer AB 7. Mathews/Afridi afridi better bowler than mathews 8. Ajmal/Narine narine has greater econmy and avg. 9. Finn / Morkel 10. Malinga 11. Ashwin if mathews there else Roach or Tsotsobe

Posted by Mohammad_Imran on (September 14, 2012, 16:43 GMT)

No idea why Gambhir is there??? Hashim Amla, the fastest player to reach 3,000 runs in ODIs has been overlooked! that's a BIG miss!!!

Posted by Imujee on (September 14, 2012, 16:42 GMT)

i think remove Gautam Gambhir & Shane Watson and put world no1 ODI batsman Hashim Amla & "BEST ODI ALLROUNDER" , Shakib Al Hasan other every things is ok

Posted by AzharAfridi on (September 14, 2012, 16:42 GMT)

Don't u think Amla is 200% better than Cook & Gambhir in case of average, strike rate, centuries & consistency. Rest is OK...

Posted by   on (September 14, 2012, 16:42 GMT)

@777aditya: Dhoni, an outright attacking batsman?? good joke. made my day!!!

Posted by   on (September 14, 2012, 16:40 GMT)

amla steyn and devillierws shud replace cook, finn & clarke respectivye..Finn espcially is a stupid selection as he is not even a certanity in his national team for ODI's for his eco rate

Posted by   on (September 14, 2012, 16:40 GMT)

where is the no.1 ODI batsman...? he must have been an automatic choice...

Posted by pupfan on (September 14, 2012, 16:38 GMT)

clarke deserves the spot he scored in all the series except in eng... hashim amla not included bcoz sa played only 8 odis

Posted by sathish_veera on (September 14, 2012, 16:38 GMT)

MY one-day team of the year...... do u like it????? 1. Hashim Amla 2. Mahela Jayawardane 3. ab de villiers 4. Virat Kholi 5. Dwanye Bravo 6. M.S Dhoni 7. Shakib al hassan 8. Sajeed Ajmal 9. Stuart Board 10.Latish Malinga 11.Morne Morkel 12th man. Angelo Mathews

Posted by   on (September 14, 2012, 16:38 GMT)

ridiculous selection,not defined d best of it,amla must have been ahead of gautum,cook not be picked,amla opening with shane watson,shakeeb al hasan in d middle n clarke the 12th man,gautum should nt b picked. the should like 1.Shane watson 2.hashim amla 3.virat kohli 4.kumar sangakara 5.michal clarke 6.shakeeb al hasan 7.mahendra sing dhoni 8.saeed ajmal 9.morne morkel 10.steve finn 11.lasith malinga 12.shahid afridi.

Posted by   on (September 14, 2012, 16:37 GMT)

where is Hashim Amla!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by   on (September 14, 2012, 16:36 GMT)

How on earth can Gambhir find a place in this year ODI 11 instead of Amla? I wonder if creators of such lists are not subscribed the channels that telecast matches other than their favorite teams. No one from South Africa in ODI 11, seriously?

Posted by   on (September 14, 2012, 16:26 GMT)

how come dhoni is in the team?? where is Amala?? what a joke :(

Posted by   on (September 14, 2012, 16:25 GMT)

Ohhh Common. HASHIM AMLA deserves a place here. Consistent Opener. CSA Plz Boycott.. :-P

Posted by   on (September 14, 2012, 16:23 GMT)

where is amla????he is best than cook.....

Posted by R.POntiNg on (September 14, 2012, 16:20 GMT)

what afridi doing in this team? Shakib perform better than him

Posted by 777aditya on (September 14, 2012, 16:20 GMT)

No Hashim Amla, Dale Steyn, AB De Villiers, Mahela Jayawardene, Thissara Perrera, Chris Gayle?! The selection lacks chutzpah - the team is full of batsman who consolidate - only outright attacking batsmen are Dhoni and Afridi - better as test team rather than ODI.

Posted by   on (September 14, 2012, 16:19 GMT)

Watson Cook Sangakkara Kohli Clarke Dhoni wk/c Hafeez Morkel Malinga Finn Ajmal

Same team with hafeez and watson who are two bowling options replacing afridi who hasnt had a good run with the bat and gambhir...

hafeez at 7 gives more depth to the batting and hes the no.1 bowler going around in terms of economy..even better than his countryman ajmal..

Posted by billy_bilal on (September 14, 2012, 16:18 GMT)

I would have had Clarke as captain. He is way better captain than Dhoni

Posted by   on (September 14, 2012, 16:17 GMT)

finn over steyn...dunno about that...

Posted by quayman on (September 14, 2012, 16:16 GMT)

Surprised Hashim Amla not in the twelve.

Posted by   on (September 14, 2012, 16:15 GMT)

Amla and De villiers? they should include

Posted by agam99 on (September 14, 2012, 16:11 GMT)

Kohli is the most deserving of em'all. Hopefully he will be rightly awarded in 'ODI Player of the Year' category

Posted by fsq09 on (September 14, 2012, 16:08 GMT)

LOL; Mr Lloyd said; "....We feel the side has strength to bat well down the order, while also having a good variety for any type of conditions when it comes to its bowling attack.".. nice strategy, now who will u play against. someone from MARS>

Posted by   on (September 14, 2012, 16:04 GMT)

where is Hashim Amla, he deserve a place in ODI and Test aswell.

Posted by   on (September 14, 2012, 16:04 GMT)

Don't agree with this list. It overlooks many deserving players. What else can you expect from the ICC eh.

Posted by   on (September 14, 2012, 16:01 GMT)

am surprised with inclusion of Cook. he has only 4 T20 innings to his credit. Wouldnt a more hard hitting and yet reliable openner like Warner, Amla or even Dilshan be more suitable? P.S: Is cook being included to show that KP there are better England T20 batsmen out there?

Posted by   on (September 14, 2012, 16:00 GMT)

my 11- watson,mahela,kohli,kallis,sangakara,kevin,afridi,styen,malinga,ajmal,finn. 12th man[dhoni]

Posted by   on (September 14, 2012, 15:59 GMT)

An exercise in subjectiveness to the highest order and a complete waste of time.

Posted by   on (September 14, 2012, 15:56 GMT)

a couple of mistakes in the article...tom moody's and morne morkel's names misspelled!!

Posted by   on (September 14, 2012, 15:56 GMT)

An ideal team for ODI's with a mix of aggression and calmness. Good to see Afridi and Ajmal in the team..!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by   on (September 14, 2012, 15:56 GMT)

Hashim Amla is the number 1 rated batsmen for quite a while now & he isn't in the team... One wonders what an idiotic selection panel this must have been to not have the No 1 Ranked batsmen....

Posted by   on (September 14, 2012, 15:55 GMT)

Without Amla this has no credibility and that's that. His exclusion pretty much defies all comprehension. What a joke.

Posted by   on (September 14, 2012, 15:55 GMT)

Amla recently got to 3000 odi runs quicker than Viv Richards - maybe he deserved a mention; AB's done well too. But SA play too few games I guess.

Posted by   on (September 14, 2012, 15:53 GMT)

Very unfortunate that they opted out the "BEST ODI ALLROUNDER" , Shakib Al Hasan !!! Instead of Bangladesh if Shakib was from any of the elite countries , then he would have been there for last few yrs. and yrs. to come . Discrimination should have a limit , specially chief selector Loyed has minimal respect for Bangladesh .

Posted by   on (September 14, 2012, 15:52 GMT)

What kind of team is this? Gambhir? Cook? What happened to the likes of de Villiers and Amla?

Posted by hrsht17 on (September 14, 2012, 15:52 GMT)

one day team of year without the man of the tournament,leading wicket taker and leading scorer of ICC world cup.quite funny.........

Posted by shashi_sku on (September 14, 2012, 15:52 GMT)

Proud that MS Dhoni has been leading the ICC's ODI Team of the Year for 2011-12. Congrats MS, Virat and all Indian fans .............!!!

Posted by intcamd on (September 14, 2012, 15:51 GMT)

Yaay. Dhoni made the team and is the captain. The guy cant score a run in tests abroad to save his life or save India from going down 0-8, but who cares, he made this paper team, and as we all know, that is all we Indians care about - stats and paper cricket.

Posted by Shosho2012 on (September 14, 2012, 15:50 GMT)

Surprised by inclusion of Cook and Finn. Must be a strong Brit influence on the panel. It should be Amla and Stern from SA. Rest are OK

Posted by kms.javid on (September 14, 2012, 15:45 GMT)

WHere is Hashim AMla ?

Inn - 62 runs - 3216 avg - 59.55 100's - 10 50's - 19. Quite Exceptional in a short period of time

Posted by Narbavi on (September 14, 2012, 15:45 GMT)

This is the correct team, i would play clarke at 5 and dhoni at 6 though,

Posted by   on (September 14, 2012, 15:43 GMT)

LOL total rubbish world no1 ODI batsman Hashim Amla not in the side & no AB as well hahaahha

Posted by   on (September 14, 2012, 15:42 GMT)

Awesome Dhoni...do well..........Lets Cher For Us

Posted by Atifkhan3489 on (September 14, 2012, 15:42 GMT)

I think amla should have been included as an opener.he is better than either cook or gambhir and at no.3 kohli is best choice.sangakara was better than dhoni as a wicket keeper.divellers was better choice than dhoni.he does not seem good at that position.captain of team should be either cook,clarke or divellers

Posted by   on (September 14, 2012, 15:41 GMT)

Morne Morne? Er...yes. Ha. Sure that will be changed to "Morkel" very quickly by an editor. ;)

Posted by RAGUARUNA on (September 14, 2012, 15:41 GMT)


Posted by   on (September 14, 2012, 15:40 GMT)

woww an ODI team of the year without Hashim Amla... no comments!!! man just made the record of fastest 3000 runs in odi history

Posted by   on (September 14, 2012, 15:39 GMT)

I would replace Gautum Gambhir with Hashim Amla

Posted by   on (September 14, 2012, 15:39 GMT)

But where is the best batsman of the last year, ya i am talking abt him, the cool man, HASHIM AMLA

Posted by   on (September 14, 2012, 15:33 GMT)

Not satisfied with the above team. What about: Hashim Amla, M Jayawardena(C), AB Devilliers(WK), Kevin Pietersen, CH Gayle, Dale Steyn, David Hussey, Shakib Al Hasan, Graeme Swann, M starc, N Kulasekara, Abdul Razzaq(12th man).

Posted by Nadeem1976 on (September 14, 2012, 15:32 GMT)

Where is Hashim Amla. The man has more than 60 average in ODI cricket. This is joke of a list once again. Sad very sad.

Posted by   on (September 14, 2012, 15:32 GMT)

and where is Hashim Amla?? he is too much batter then both Gambhir and Cook or u can say atleast batter then Gambhir in his crnt form....

Posted by   on (September 14, 2012, 15:31 GMT)

Nice to see two Pakistani there, specially Afridi is there, Ajmal was must by any means

Posted by vrn59 on (September 14, 2012, 15:31 GMT)

Although this is a great team, and being an Indian, I'm delighted to see three Indians in it, I must say that some very obvious contenders have been omitted. Hashim Amla and AB de Villiers should certainly be part of this team. The number of runs they have scored are a bit lesser only because SA plays lesser ODI's than everyone else. Their batting averages, thought, are the highest of all! Amla has been ranked the #1 ODI batsman by the ICC for over a year now, and de Villiers has been #2 for a long time, and is currently #3. He is also a wicketkeeper, although he wouldn't be required to keep for this team due to Dhoni's presence. I don't think Shane Watson has done enough this year to make the team, with his injuries and stuff. My team would be: Cook, Amla, Sangakkara, Kohli, Clarke, Dhoni (C&wk), ?, and the bowlers would be the same as those in the ICC team. I can't think of anyone at No. 7; Afridi is not a consistent enough batsman and would be my 12th man. Any opinions?

Posted by   on (September 14, 2012, 15:30 GMT)

no hashim amla gud joke plus no dale styne

Posted by   on (September 14, 2012, 15:30 GMT)

I am sure quite a lot of Indians would whine about "God" Sachin not being included! Hope the Indian selectors would grow up and have as much sense as these selectors and exclude him from the Indian test team. His struggle against a mediocre NZ team was pathetic.

Posted by natasrik on (September 14, 2012, 15:29 GMT)

Another flawed selection from the panel. Amla who still heads the ODI players list still cannot find a place in the team is ridiculous. What about AB De. How can this be the strongest ODI team.

Posted by   on (September 14, 2012, 15:27 GMT)

a) It's Morne Morkel.. not Morne Morne b) Where's Hashim Amla?

Posted by   on (September 14, 2012, 15:27 GMT)

should have been Shakib instead of Afridi.............

Posted by Wahsoo on (September 14, 2012, 15:26 GMT)

World Cricket is incomplete without the stalwart skipper MSD. \m/

Posted by   on (September 14, 2012, 15:25 GMT)

Shahid Afridi ??? is that a joke ?

Posted by   on (September 14, 2012, 15:25 GMT)

we miss sachin here the real cricketing legend

Posted by fr600 on (September 14, 2012, 15:25 GMT)

I could have made a better team.

Posted by   on (September 14, 2012, 15:24 GMT)


Posted by InnocentGuy on (September 14, 2012, 15:23 GMT)

Er, who exactly is Morne Morne?

Posted by Romenevans on (September 14, 2012, 15:22 GMT)

No dale Steiyn and Ab Deviliers? LOL you gotta be kidding me. Gautam Gambhir don't even deserve to be the 15th man. Only Kohli and Dhoni deserves to be in the line up.

Posted by praveen4honestremark on (September 14, 2012, 15:20 GMT)

Congratulations to Kohli and Gautam:)

Posted by praveen4honestremark on (September 14, 2012, 15:16 GMT)

Dhoni, you made us Indians feel proud of you man... great achievement. Congratulations !!

Posted by   on (September 14, 2012, 15:16 GMT)

Michael Clarke... :O... surely the selection panel was sleeping when the Aussies toured England for the one day series..

Posted by   on (September 14, 2012, 15:15 GMT)

Who is morne morne. And no Amla what a joke. Ganbhir could't score a run outside the subcontinent.

Posted by Extraz on (September 14, 2012, 15:15 GMT)

Good selection i think it's perfect team selection i m a Pakistani but a die hard fan of Dhoni and undoubtedly he's the Best man to lead the team good to see ajmal and afridi in the team.

Posted by   on (September 14, 2012, 15:14 GMT)

disappointed, afridi as all-rounder! shakib should be there, even hafiz has performed better than afridi as an all-rounder. I'm not convinced about micheal clarke either! bell/trott could be there

Posted by zeeawan on (September 14, 2012, 15:13 GMT)

why hashim amla is not in odi list?.................

Posted by passionate_cricket_follower on (September 14, 2012, 15:12 GMT)

Did you mean "Tom Moody" and not "Tim Moody"?

Posted by Mr.Khb on (September 14, 2012, 15:10 GMT)

Gambhir ahead of Amla?? Are you kidding me?? Even AB, Watson, Dilshan would've been better!!

Posted by   on (September 14, 2012, 15:10 GMT)

No Hashim Aamla in ICC's ODI Team of the Year for 2011-12 is Joke of the yea 2011-2012

Posted by   on (September 14, 2012, 15:09 GMT)

Shahid Afridi in one day team? , is this a joke?

Posted by Heisenburg on (September 14, 2012, 15:08 GMT)

I may be wrong here but hasn't AB De'Villiers been a FAR better batman, keeper and captain?

Posted by TruthBites on (September 14, 2012, 15:08 GMT)

I think Amla should have been there in place of either of the two openers.

Posted by   on (September 14, 2012, 15:08 GMT)

You gotta be kidding right. Amla who is ranked no.1 in ODI and has done well in all three formats doesn't feature in this team!! Amla should have been picked ahead of Gautam. I would have also made Clarke the captain and replaced Dhoni with De Villiers. Anyway, this list is silly. Kallis, M.Hussey and other deserving candidates have been overlooked.

Posted by   on (September 14, 2012, 15:06 GMT)

alistair cook in ODI team!!..r u kiddin me..shane watson desrved d opener spot wid gambhir..wherz hashim amla..i think tamim,sakib had brilliont ODI session dis year..where r dey...i must say selection of cook is just rediculous...bad selection

Posted by   on (September 14, 2012, 15:05 GMT)

Why Amla is out of this squad??? I dont think he deserves to be out of this...He is the most prolific scorer till now..Scored at an average of more than 55...

Posted by   on (September 14, 2012, 15:04 GMT)

3 indians good...........

Posted by   on (September 14, 2012, 15:04 GMT)

How on earth is Hashim Amla not in this team?

Posted by   on (September 14, 2012, 15:03 GMT)

What a joke! What has Dhoni done this year?

Posted by Afkham on (September 14, 2012, 15:02 GMT)

Saeed Ajmal is the only bowler who can be picked in all three formats ...... shame on ICC

Posted by   on (September 14, 2012, 15:01 GMT)

Who is Morne Morne? Morne Morne..

Posted by   on (September 14, 2012, 14:59 GMT)

Why no Shakib Al Hasan???? isn't he a better option then afridi?

Posted by   on (September 14, 2012, 14:58 GMT)

No Amla? I doubt that there is one team in this world that will omit Amla from their team sheet

Posted by PiyushD on (September 14, 2012, 14:58 GMT)

Afridi the lone allrounder in ICC ODI team must be the joke, also GG has not done anything to deserve a place. I will include Hashim Amla in his place, I don't know about captain but Kohli is the only deserving PLAYER from India on current form.

Posted by   on (September 14, 2012, 14:57 GMT)

WHAT!! no Yuvii???? It should been Yuvi instead of the flop show Afriidi!

Posted by Highflyer_GP on (September 14, 2012, 14:57 GMT)

No Amla. What a joke these world XIs have become.

Posted by andrew27994 on (September 14, 2012, 14:56 GMT)

Why isn't Hashim Amla in the team?

Posted by   on (September 14, 2012, 14:56 GMT)

No Amla??? What a joke!......................................................................................

Posted by   on (September 14, 2012, 14:56 GMT)

No Misbah... I am shocked... ;))

Posted by mitsy on (September 14, 2012, 14:56 GMT)

How come there is no place for Hashim Amla? He is in a terrific form. And Shahid Afridi as allrounder?? He has been a good bowler over last few years but I haven't any significant contribution from him as far as batting is concerned.

Posted by   on (September 14, 2012, 14:55 GMT)

No Hasim Amla??? This is a disgrace. Fatsest man to reach 3000 ODI runs has been boycotted on what grounds??? ICC must give clarifications though Amla will not say anything nor will CSA board...

Posted by   on (September 14, 2012, 14:54 GMT)

Hashim Amla who has broken just about every record that a batsman can in odi cricket is not included? What a joke!

Posted by   on (September 14, 2012, 14:54 GMT)

It would be great to see "ICC ODI Team of the Year" play a match against a "World XI" consisting of another set of world-class players!

Posted by   on (September 14, 2012, 14:51 GMT)


Posted by   on (September 14, 2012, 14:51 GMT)

fifth in a row...does mean somthing

Posted by   on (September 14, 2012, 14:50 GMT)

Who's Morne Morne :-) Please correct the name

Posted by   on (September 14, 2012, 14:49 GMT)

Why Afridi????????????????????? and why not Sakib Al Hassan?????????????????????? this is all stupid selaction to make happy some cricket bord???????

Posted by ejsiddiqui on (September 14, 2012, 14:49 GMT)

A typo: Its more Morne Morkel not "Morne Morne"

Posted by chintu45 on (September 14, 2012, 14:49 GMT)

I wonder why they chose Dhoni to lead this team.

Posted by Humdingers on (September 14, 2012, 14:48 GMT)

Afghanistan would beat this team.

Posted by Kats on (September 14, 2012, 14:46 GMT)

Hi Editor,

Just wanted to get this to your attention that the name of Morne Morkel has been printed incorrectly. The name says Morne Morne. Please make the correction appropriately.

Thanks, Karthik

Posted by   on (September 14, 2012, 14:46 GMT)

Here you go ICC. After test team of the year Saeed Ajmal also has been selected in One day team of the year. so the question is Philander was selected only in test team of the year while Saeed Ajmal was selected in both test and one day then why the hell was Philander short listed ahead of Saeed Ajmal for the Player of the year award?

Posted by   on (September 14, 2012, 14:45 GMT)

who is morne morne? u mean morne morkel? lol

Posted by   on (September 14, 2012, 14:45 GMT)

Morne Morne? *Morne Morkel

Posted by   on (September 14, 2012, 14:45 GMT)

if AJMAL is selected in both teams so how could he noit be short listed in all those awards ICC jury is just doing injustice

Posted by   on (September 14, 2012, 14:42 GMT)

No suresh raina for this team of dhoni :-)

Posted by cricTorque on (September 14, 2012, 14:41 GMT)

Drop Gambhir for Watson. He bowls, is a better fielder and a match winner just by being great as batsman, bowler or fielder in individual capacity. And I am Indian.

Posted by saurabhbhuwania on (September 14, 2012, 14:41 GMT)

Shane watson as 12th man seemed quite strange because of the value he adds with his bowling. The inclusion of cook seemed more of satisfying British ego than naming a well merited team.

Posted by   on (September 14, 2012, 14:40 GMT)

Now ICC should look at their own selection. Philaner was selected only in test team of the year while saeed ajmal is selected in both test as well as one day team of the year so the question to be asked is then why was philander shortlisted ahead of saeed ajmal as player of the year award.

Posted by MijanurRahman on (September 14, 2012, 14:40 GMT)

Where is Shakib Al Hassan, the top ranked all rounder?

Posted by bigdhonifan on (September 14, 2012, 14:40 GMT)

If they play a match... Virat will be the man of the match, whether they play in Sub continent, UK, SA or Austalia

Posted by criczoh on (September 14, 2012, 14:38 GMT)

What has Alastair Cook done in the past 10 ODI innings to get the spot? OR what has Hashim Amla not done in the last 10 innings of ODI not to earn a spot? He has been the highest scorer in almost all games in all the low scoring as well as high scoring games.

Posted by   on (September 14, 2012, 14:36 GMT)

Where is Hashim Amla? He is currently No.1 in the ICC rankings anyway

Posted by   on (September 14, 2012, 14:31 GMT)

Morne Morne? Don't you mean Morne Morkel?

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