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December 3, 2013

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Alastair Cook and MS Dhoni have been named captains of the ICC's Test and ODI Teams of the Year. Dale Steyn was included in the Test side for the sixth successive year, while Dhoni made the ODI line-up for the sixth consecutive year as well. Performances between August 7, 2012 and August 25, 2013 were considered by a panel chaired by former India captain Anil Kumble, also the ICC cricket committee chairman.

ICC Test Team of the Year (in batting order)

Alastair Cook (capt), Cheteshwar Pujara, Hashim Amla, Michael Clarke, Michael Hussey, AB de Villiers, MS Dhoni (wk), Graeme Swann, Dale Steyn, James Anderson, Vernon Philander, R Ashwin (12th man)

ICC ODI Team of the Year (in batting order)

Tillakaratne Dilshan, Shikhar Dhawan, Hashim Amla, Kumar Sangakkara, AB de Villiers, MS Dhoni (capt & wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Saeed Ajmal, Mitchell Starc, James Anderson, Lasith Malinga, Mitchell McClenaghan (12th man)

Hashim Amla was named in the Test side for the fourth straight year, while Cook made an appearance for the third year on the trot.

"It is always tough to decide on the Test and ODI teams of the year, with so many worthy candidates to consider based on the players' performances between 7 August 2012 and 25 August 2013," Kumble said. "The selection panel had a lengthy debate on all the top performers during the performance period and a number of combinations were considered.

"The selectors did utilise a vast amount of statistics from the period under observation, but we also took into account other factors like the opposition, pitch conditions, match situation and the like. But when you have only 12 places to fill from a big group of world-class players, there will always be a few who will miss out. In the panel's expert opinion, it has selected the best Test and ODI teams based on performances over the past 12 months."

The other members of the panel were former Pakistan captain Waqar Younis, former England captain Alec Stewart, former South Africa batsman Graeme Pollock, and former New Zealand women's player Catherine Campbell.

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Posted by Pindia on (December 7, 2013, 10:41 GMT)

The Ashes and I think the upcoming series look like making a bit of a mockery of these teams. For test matches I would amend to: Cheteshwar Pujara, Hashim Amla, Michael Clarke (capt), Ian Bell, AB de Villiers, Brad Haddin (wk), Saeed Ajmal, Dale Steyn, Mitchell Johnson, Vernon Philander, Md Irfan. 12th man David Warner. For ODIs Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Quinton De Kock, Virat Kohli, Misbah Ul Haq, AB de Villiers, MS Dhoni (capt & wk), Saeed Ajmal, Mitchell Johnson, Md Irfan, Dale Steyn, Shahid Afridi (12th man)

Posted by sunny4748 on (December 6, 2013, 16:17 GMT)

They have decided both test and odi teams, but why was t20 team announced , it will be good to see three teams.my t20 squad is here Finch,charls,watson, raina,de villiers,dhoni,narine, saeed ajmal, steyn,malinga,faulkner.(alex hales)12th man

Posted by   on (December 5, 2013, 7:56 GMT)

I am sorry. I was referring to M Prior to be the WK instead of Haddin. The teams should be: Test Team: A Cook (capt), H Amla, K Sangakkara, M Clarke, AB de Villiers, M Prior (WK), D Steyn, J Anderson, V Philander, R Herath, S Ajmal, M Hussey (12th man) ODI Team: T Dilshan, S Dhawan, H Amla, K Sangakkara, V Kohli, AB de Villiers (capt & wk), S.P. Narine, Saeed Ajmal, Dale Steyn, M Morkel, Lasith Malinga, Misbah-ul-Haq (12th man)

Posted by   on (December 5, 2013, 7:47 GMT)

After careful study, I selected the following teams. Due consideration was given to skills, performances and balanced team compositions. I have not noticed any noteworthy performances from Dhoni, Ashwin or Swann to be included in anyone of the teams ahead of the selected players. Though Pujara has played well, he is nowhere near Sangakkara's class. Even though P Jayawardana is the best WK in the world, Haddin (not far behind Jayawardana as a keeper) got the nod due to his batting. It is unfortunate that Misbah couldn't make the ODI playing 11 even though he has performed creditably for Pakistan. Morkel got the nod ahead of Anderson due to his economy rate. Test Team: A Cook (capt), H Amla, K Sangakkara, M Clarke, AB de Villiers, BJ Haddin (WK), D Steyn, J Anderson, V Philander, R Herath, S Ajmal, M Hussey (12th man). ODI Team: T Dilshan, S Dhawan, H Amla, K Sangakkara, V Kohli, AB de Villiers (capt & wk), S.P. Narine, S Ajmal, D Steyn, M Morkel, L Malinga, Misbah-ul-Haq (12th man)

Posted by   on (December 5, 2013, 7:18 GMT)

Meaningless without KOHLI in the ODI team.

Posted by   on (December 5, 2013, 4:15 GMT)

where is name of sanga in test team......

Posted by SeekingAlpha on (December 5, 2013, 2:52 GMT)

Great. Now who will these teams play against?

Posted by Sageleaf on (December 5, 2013, 0:39 GMT)

Hmmm go India go...wondering how come Kohli did not make it to any side?...Sangakkara should have been in both formats. It looks all good for India playing most of their matches in India. Lets see how they are going to perform outside India...Any team will do well on their own soil but the real test begins once they play in foreign land. I'm looking forward to the India South Africa series.

Posted by gvarun1975 on (December 4, 2013, 21:43 GMT)

why dilshan in ODI team and no Kohli.

Posted by Greatest_Game on (December 4, 2013, 18:56 GMT)

@Waheed_Vadi Why Anderson. He had a pathetic year - averaged 28+?

Posted by Saqib_Baig on (December 4, 2013, 18:45 GMT)

During season 2012-13, Virat average was 40.52 (total of 690 runs) while others have done better during the same period, so please stop complaining about this exclusion. Virat is doing better for 2013-14 season so he could be in the next year's team. GROW UP KIDS.....

Posted by Ganesh_karki2000 on (December 4, 2013, 16:16 GMT)

My ODI team 1)Dhawan 2)Hashim Amla 3) Virat Kohli 4)AB de Villiers 5)GJ Bailey(VC) 6)Dhoni(c & wk) 7)R McLaren 8)Dale Steyn 9)Saeed Ajmal 10)Lasith Malinga 11)SP Narine Afridi/Jadeja/Sangkara/Jonson are in 15 ... ONE Question to selector why then din't not Select Virat Kohli.. If I have to select only one ODI player, He Will be Virat Kohli Virat If you are viewing ICC ODI Team Don't Mind See how many Selected You in their ODI Team..

Posted by   on (December 4, 2013, 14:29 GMT)

y not dhoni captain for both teams

Posted by espncricinfomobile on (December 4, 2013, 13:58 GMT)

I could like to add virat kohli in both test and ODI team . He has prove him self in battling. In current statics he stand at 1no position. Why is he not included ?

Posted by rafimuhamme007 on (December 4, 2013, 11:27 GMT)

Why is Misbah continuously demote himself at 5 and always put pressure himself & Team. If he is the Captain and best batsman in the team, why shouldn't come at 3 ???

Posted by Waheed_Vadi on (December 4, 2013, 10:54 GMT)

In the qualification period, Dhoni only scored 1 hundred - it was admittedly, a double ton. However, that shouldn't detract from the fact that Ian Bell has been a better batsmen over the period in question. To add to this, AB De Villiers's wicket-keeping has improved tremendously to a point where you could argue that he is as good as (if not better than) Dhoni. Therefore, I'd include Bell in the Test XI of the year at the expense of Dhoni and allow De Villiers to take the gloves. That would make my Test XI:

Cook (c), Pujara, Amla, Clarke, De Villiers (w/k), Bell, Hussey, Swann, Philander, Steyn, Anderson

Posted by   on (December 4, 2013, 10:41 GMT)

AB should be the captain of Test team...........Not COOK

Posted by   on (December 4, 2013, 10:13 GMT)

I have a problem with Panel members , surprise no Sri Lankans in the panel ,so we can not expect a better decision , Sri Lanka played least no of Test Matches compared to other team in the given period , and performance of Kumar & Rangana herath would have been considered ,is it fault of Sri Lankan team who have played least no of Test Matches , no ICC should consider this matter seriously because if ICC rank the team from NO 01 to 10 , they must give equal opportunities to all team irrespective selected country(Like India, Australia, England) ICC itself should schedule year matches equally to All test cricket playing countries , otherwise It is harm to Game of Cricket

Posted by raza24 on (December 4, 2013, 10:05 GMT)

De Villiers should have been considered as the test wicket keeper.Ian Bell must have been added into the test squad instead of Dhoni.

Posted by   on (December 4, 2013, 9:55 GMT)

cook amla clarke pieterson misbah sangakarra mjohnson philander steyn sbroad ajmal swaan[12th man] a perfect test side according to me for one dayers dhawan rohit kohli bailey pieterson dhoni m johnson steyn ajmal ashwin malinga jadeja[12th man]

Posted by Protears on (December 4, 2013, 9:32 GMT)

AB de Villiers should be regarded as a test level keeper, he has surpassed all expectations, has the most hundreds as a keeper in that period (more than any other keeper had in their careers) and has the highest average despite people saying it would decline, its actually gone up. He also has the honour of having the most dismissals by a South African keeper in a match. Nobody is perfect and AB is no different but I think he deserves the merit of being regarded as a gloveman now.

Posted by   on (December 4, 2013, 9:01 GMT)

Dear @200ondebu . Kohli scores only in India and against weak bowlers?? ROFL at your imagination and memory at the same time!!

Posted by ImiiJaved on (December 4, 2013, 8:34 GMT)

Well I am surprised to see the featured comment, who so ever has posted that I think he just deduced exclusion of misbah from stats on paper. Well if you take out the matches in which he scored, he was always playing under pressure against top bowling attacks and he scored fifties everywhere in the circket world, Pakistan don't host cricket in their own country, so which shows how frequently and quickly Misbah adapts to the conditions. A Non-sense would expect Misbah to score boundaries, and thrown away his wicket while playing a rash shot when team is under pressure, 20-3, 18-3, 27-4, 50-4 and the team has 30-40 overs left to play, And I am very glad to see that even many Indians are demanding for Misbah's inclusion. Give him some respect, the team in which he is playing if AB D was in it, he would have even retired after seeing the consistency of Pak weak batting displays. AB D is scoring because He has Hashim Amla before him, and JP Duminy after him who perform consistently.

Posted by android_user on (December 4, 2013, 8:32 GMT)

odi 11 dhawan sharma kohli uv dhoni raina jadeja ashwin bhuvi yadav shami

rest of d world watson gayle mcculum kp ab sakib

mclaren narine steyn ajmal mcglanesan

Posted by android_user on (December 4, 2013, 8:24 GMT)

currently south africa is no.1 test team so sa 11: a peterson smith amla kallis ab duminy duplesis philander steyn morkel tahir

Rest of d world 11: cook pujara sanga chanderpl clark misbah jadeja swann ajmal harris anderson

icc should contest a match between these two

Posted by   on (December 4, 2013, 8:19 GMT)

team selection i don't like…..

Posted by 200ondebut on (December 4, 2013, 8:14 GMT)

Not sure why Cymbals Dhoni is keeper - sure he can bat but there are much better keepers around. Better off playing AB to keep and having another bowler. Kohli is rightly not in the side because he can only score runs in India against weak bowling.

Posted by   on (December 4, 2013, 8:08 GMT)

Surprised to see Sangakkara not in the test squad. He is a no. 1 in test batting ranking for long time and currently in no 4 because he did not have enough test matches in this year. Also surprised why Pujara in Test team and why Kohli not in ODI team. team selection is ridiculous

Posted by   on (December 4, 2013, 8:06 GMT)

In the test team, Sangakkara is better than Dhoni and I too agree Kholi should be in the one-day side. I bit puzzled over the selection of Pujara as a batsman and Anderson as a fast bowler and Cook as the captain. Selection of Australian bowlers to one-days side looks just to satisfy that country.

Posted by   on (December 4, 2013, 7:01 GMT)

OMG! Surprised to see that Sanga and Rangana are not in the test team. Sanga had been consistent whereas Rangana was the highest wicket taker (from least no. of matches). Rangana (leg spin) and Ajmal (off spin) have no comparisons. Both Swann and Ashwin did poorly compared to them. Very bias and poor selections. Kohli should be there in the ODI team. @Aryan Sarkar: I think you have not followed ODI last year. Sorry mate. Sanga and Dilshan were the most consistent batsmen last season.

Posted by Nishara_Silva on (December 4, 2013, 6:59 GMT)

Selectors always give priority to Indian Cricketers & English Cricketers..

Posted by   on (December 4, 2013, 6:58 GMT)

M I TD C S KC Sangakkara (Asia/ICC/SL) 2000-2013 357 306 423 336 87 Wonder why they haven't considered him for tests team of the year?

Posted by ArnoldVDH on (December 4, 2013, 6:45 GMT)

The only reason why Pujara is in the test side is because Graeme Smith has been injured for quite a long time.

Else, Smith would have been a certainty.

Posted by   on (December 4, 2013, 6:27 GMT)

crl samaika i am shoked to see dilsan and sangakara in the teams, flat track bullies, my odi xi - shikar,amla,virat,ab,misbah,mahi,jadeja,ajmal,stark,steyn,anderson.

Posted by android_user on (December 4, 2013, 6:04 GMT)

An ODI team without Virat Kohli? What a joke! On what parameters one cannot select Kohli in the team?. We wud really like to know.

Posted by   on (December 4, 2013, 6:02 GMT)

Biggest Joke... Y not Kohli? Y not Bailey? Y not Narine in the ODI team....

Posted by android_user on (December 4, 2013, 5:58 GMT)

virat kohlis omission from icc odi team is baffling.

Posted by MichaelBurton on (December 4, 2013, 5:53 GMT)

@wapuser: You can't satisfy everybody. If you consider by number of wickets, Ajmal, Jadeja, Malinga, Mcclenagon and Anderson get through. By average Starc, Maclenaghan, Anderson, Jadeja and Akmal get through. By runs per over, Jadeja, Herath, Ajmal, Anderson and Irfan get through. This is bit tricky mate. If Irfan, why not Herath and Tredwel

Starc wkts 28 ave. 16.39 rpo 4.98, McClenaghan wkts 29 Ave 16.51 rpo 5.22 Anderson wkts 29 ave 17.96 rpo 4.43 , Jadeja wkts 38 ave.18.86 rpo 3.78; Ajmal wkts 41 ave 19.75 rpo 4.13; Malnga wkts 35 ave 26.28 rpo 5.00; Irfan wkts 29 ave 21.86 rpo 4.43; Herath wkts 25 ave 20.48 rpo 3.79; Tredwel wkts 24 ave 20.29 rpo 4.63

Posted by fayyaz03 on (December 4, 2013, 5:42 GMT)

There are so many mistakes in the selection and many have already been discussed in the previous comments. Just one line "Pathetic selection"

Posted by android_user on (December 4, 2013, 5:18 GMT)

why do people love Mohammad irfan so much ? he can't field and he cenrtainly can't bat. he has been chosen over junaid khan few times which is totally ridiculous. junaid khan is 10 times better than M irfan.

Posted by   on (December 4, 2013, 5:10 GMT)

So Misbah doesn't make it to the ODI squad because he is not a match winner ??? that is what I read in some reviews here. SO if that is true then Tendulkar should never make any list since he has never been one !!!!

Posted by   on (December 4, 2013, 5:06 GMT)

@vrango: who will keep wickets in your team? :D

Posted by   on (December 4, 2013, 5:02 GMT)

t20 teame brendon mccullum(c)

Posted by Waqs77 on (December 4, 2013, 4:34 GMT)

Pathetic team selected for both tests and ODI...what the hell grame swann is doing in test side over saeed ajmal. what swann has done through out the year while ajmal was phenomenal during that period in test and maintained his top ranking. Secondly, Kumble said they considered opposition, pitch conditions and such factors..on which basis shikhar dhawan has been included in ODI side. He only played a few matches during that period and Mr. kumble assessed everything about him...wow.while Misbah, the leading runs scorer in ODIs through out the year is ignored. Even kohli is not there. And M Irfan who has been a consistent performer and a serious threat to all batsmen in all conditions in ODIs last year is ignored. Hats off to ICC Panel.

Posted by espncricinfomobile on (December 4, 2013, 4:28 GMT)

Why kohli and misbah ul haq are not in odi team. This is a bad selection

Posted by espncricinfomobile on (December 4, 2013, 4:26 GMT)

Why was saeed ajmal not included in the test squad. Is swan better than him?

Posted by Hasi21 on (December 4, 2013, 4:15 GMT)

How are They forgot Rangana Herath?? Simply far better than Swann..

Posted by wapuser on (December 4, 2013, 4:02 GMT)

Why is M Irfan not there in odis whar has Starc or Malinga done in odis I think Irfan and Mclenaghen should have got their spots ahead of Malinga and Starc

Posted by C.Gull on (December 4, 2013, 3:38 GMT)

Waaah, they missed some players from my country!

Posted by vrango on (December 4, 2013, 3:35 GMT)

My ODI team can challenge better! R.G.Sharma(opener) 2.G.J.Bailey(opener) 3.V.Kohli(1st down) 4.Ryan ten Doeschate(2nd down) 5.Misbah-ul-Haq(3rd down) 6.K.J.O'Brien(4th down) 7.Shahid Afridi(5th down) 8.James Faulkner(6th down) 9.M.G.Jahnson(7th down) 10.SP Narine(8th down) 11.Junaid Khan(9th down) 12.SR Watson(optional)

Posted by   on (December 4, 2013, 3:21 GMT)

Very shoked for 3 ODI players no include. 1.....Kohli 2.....Misbah 3.....Sakib

Posted by Greatest_Game on (December 4, 2013, 3:07 GMT)

@ Harmony111. If it is a shock seeing Anderson in the ODI team, it is a bigger shock seeing Anderson in the test team! Ave 28.7. Econ 2.98, SR 57.7, 58 wickets @ 2.07 per inns. Ryan Harris played only 4 tests, but look at his figures: Ave 19.58 Econ 2.89 SR 40.5. 24 wickets @ 3 per inns. Tim Southeee from NZ: Ave 22.89 Econ 2.66 , SR 51.5. 38 wickets @ 2.71 per inns!

The ONLY high numbers Anderson manages is the numbers of matches he played. He took wickets because he played more innings than any other bowler, but he did not take very many per innings. He also played lots of tests in which his bowling was poor to awful. There is no reason to have him in a test squad. THE pace attack is Steyn, Philander & Harris. Interestingly, Steyn & Harris are 5' 10", & Philander just over 6'. None rely on height - all rely on accuracy!

And no - Ishant does not make the grade :)

Posted by Rally_Windies on (December 4, 2013, 2:55 GMT)

Also .. chanderpaul scored 3 100's and averaged 162 in the period they "considered" .....

Chanderpaul scored 488 runs in the 5 innings he batted in that period and scored 3 centuries

you could easily axe Dhoni from that team and let De Villures keep, and add chanderpaul to the team ....

but

Posted by Rally_Windies on (December 4, 2013, 2:49 GMT)

it looks like they picked De Villures as a batsman so that Dhoni could the the keeper spot...

AB had a good enough record in that period to be the Wicket Keeper 3 100's and 3 50's easily the best ...

Rhamdin and Chamindial had MUCH MUCH better averages 77 and 150 respectfully, but they only played 3-4 matches ....

Posted by   on (December 4, 2013, 2:49 GMT)

We can have kohli instead of sangakkara.......sangakkaara should include in test......

Posted by android_user on (December 4, 2013, 2:46 GMT)

ajmal .misba nd virat must considered for the one day side

Posted by android_user on (December 4, 2013, 2:46 GMT)

An ODI team without Virat Kohli? I guess they should first select the selection panel committee. Ridiculous by not having the world's no 1 odi player both by ranking and class not in team.

Posted by KASHTI on (December 4, 2013, 2:30 GMT)

Hey there is no virat Kohli in ICC ODI Team of the Year ,,,, it's so strange

Posted by SANATP22 on (December 4, 2013, 2:29 GMT)

2012 awards The ninth ICC awards ceremony was held in Colombo, Sri Lanka on 15 September 2012. Award winners were:

Cricketer of the Year: Kumar Sangakkara (Sri Lanka) Test player of the year: Kumar Sangakkara (Sri Lanka) ODI player of the year: Virat Kohli[1] (India) ICC Emerging player of the year: Sunil Narine (West Indies) Best T20 performance of the year: Richard Levi (South Africa) Spirit of Cricket award: Daniel Vettori (New Zealand) ICC Associate player of the year: George Dockrell (Ireland) Umpire of the year: Kumar Dharmasena (Sri Lanka) Women's Cricketer of the Year: Stafanie Taylor (West Indies) LG people's choice award: Kumar Sangakkara (Sri Lanka)

World Test XI: Alastair Cook (Eng), H Amla (SA), K Sangakkara (SL), J Kallis (SA), Michael Clarke (Aus, captain), Shivnarine Chanderpaul (WI), Matt Prior (Eng - wicket-keeper), Stuart Broad (Eng), Saeed Ajmal (Pak), Vernon Philander (SA), Dale Steyn (SA),12th Man : AB de Villiers (SA

Posted by MichaelBurton on (December 4, 2013, 2:15 GMT)

Guys before any comment, go to these links. This will answer all your questions on why Kholi is exclueded..Why Misbha is excluded...Why Dilshan is in....Why Jadeja is in....Why Baily is out....Why Macclenagon is in.... For me Junaid Khan would have included in ODIs. Otherwise, this selection is more than suitable for me.

ODI Batting: http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/stats/index.html?class=2;spanmax1=25+Aug+2013;spanmin1=7+Aug+2012;spanval1=span;template=results;type=batting

ODI Bowling: http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/stats/index.html?class=2;spanmax1=25+Aug+2013;spanmin1=7+Aug+2012;spanval1=span;template=results;type=bowling

Test Batting: http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/stats/index.html?class=1;spanmax1=25+Aug+2013;spanmin1=7+Aug+2012;spanval1=span;template=results;type=batting

Test Bowling: http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/stats/index.html?class=1;spanmax1=25+Aug+2013;spanmin1=7+Aug+2012;spanval1=span;template=results;type=bowling

Posted by   on (December 4, 2013, 1:40 GMT)

Surprising that Ajmal did not even make the twelfth man in the Test squad. Do the judges think R Ashwin and Swann are BOTH better than him?

Mohammed Irfan and Steyn make way for James Anderson and Mitchell Starc in ODI? Seriously?

Good to see Amla and AB in both squads. the only bowler on both teams is .... Anderson???

Also, Tough call on Kohli being ousted for Dhawan.

And, finally, who is Mitchell McClenaghan?

Posted by   on (December 3, 2013, 23:46 GMT)

Saeed Ajmal and Swan comparison: In the last 15 matches both have played. Ajmal has given away 1950 runs taking 85 wickets averaging 22.94. And Swan has given conceded 2009 runs taking 62 wickets at the average of 32.5. And Ashwin has taken 82 wickets while giving away 2353 runs Averaging 28.70. So folks decide for yourself who is the better Off spinner. And they decide it on considering only 3 matches played by Pakistan, that too against SA in SA. Is is not what we call ''BEING BIASED''.

Posted by cricmaster1 on (December 3, 2013, 23:24 GMT)

Isn't Misbah the highest run scorer in the world for the current calendar year? on the Test ranking Swann is no.10 and Ajmal is no.4 (Ajmal wjust lost his spot as he was no.1 for the longest time). How come Ajmal is not in the test team and Misbah is not in ANY team at all....same for Virat Kohli.

Posted by David_Boon on (December 3, 2013, 23:09 GMT)

Gotta love all the Indians complaining about Virat Kohli not being in the ODI team for averaging 39 last year. Also why is Cook in the Test team, let alone captain? He averaged 44 over the period, not exactly World XI material.

Posted by   on (December 3, 2013, 22:56 GMT)

Can anybody please explain to me how Ashwin is nominated for Test Cricketer of the year but at the same time is only the 12th man in the test team of the year - in which, his place, as off spinning all rounder batting at no. 8, has been taken by Swann who is NOT even nominated for the Test Cricketer of the year award. Similarly, Misbah has been nominated for the ODI cricketer of the year award but his place in the ODI team of the year, at no. 5, has been taken up by AB de Villiers who is NOT nominated.

I can understand all points of view on how one player is better than the other based on average or strike rate or quality of opposition or consistency or whatever. But how come this glaring contradiction?????

Posted by   on (December 3, 2013, 22:55 GMT)

Cook is riding on luck he is not a good test captain. MS is far better and even Greame Smith compared to Cook. Lets see how he will fair in ashes as a captain !

Posted by   on (December 3, 2013, 22:52 GMT)

How can you have Dhoni in tests over Sangakara or DeVilliers?

Posted by Tweety20 on (December 3, 2013, 22:37 GMT)

If Sanga was a contender in the People's choice award this year also,I'm certain Dhoni would have never won it.Maybe,that's why they removed his name because no one else stands a chance.People just love him,he has the charisma that very few can match.BTW,why wasn't Sanga included in the category?

Posted by   on (December 3, 2013, 21:44 GMT)

Hard to imagine test team without Ajmal. Swan is very good but any day any time he is not half as good as Ajmal. But Pakistan does not play that many tests so quantity might have won over quality. Why is Pakistani seamers not included in test and one day teams. Maybe some of you are good at stats, compare for us so we don't have a reason for disappointment. Junaid and Irfan.

Posted by Sultan2007 on (December 3, 2013, 21:36 GMT)

Cant believe Rohit and Virat are not in the ODI Team. Dilshan? What a joke! I would have thought Virat over Sanga - much as I am a huge Sanga fan. And has Anderson done much in ODI's? Perhaps the selectors were thinking of games in England!

Posted by kc69 on (December 3, 2013, 21:35 GMT)

Team selection is justified based on stats ranging a given period.However I still believe the quality of opposition and conditions were not taken as deciding factors.

Posted by   on (December 3, 2013, 21:34 GMT)

shakib al hasan should be in ODI team instead of jadeja.

Posted by RajeevMenonRRD on (December 3, 2013, 21:33 GMT)

We have certainly stirred up a hornet's nest here. Not sure if the panel purely went by the stats. Would like to know Sanga's average during this time frame. Also Ajmal's average vs. that of Swann. Let's keep aside the playing conditions as it seems to be applicable only for spinners. Do we ever undermine the performance of fast bowlers in supportive conditions? I was a tad surprised not to see a genuine all-rounder making it to the test side. Hussey's contribution during this period is up for contention as well. Kumble being part of this panel, I can only assume that the competent ones made it through. Would be interested to know the rationale though.

Posted by android_user on (December 3, 2013, 21:14 GMT)

how come they forget misbah

Posted by   on (December 3, 2013, 21:07 GMT)

Where is Misbah-ul-haq??? leading calendar year scorer and survivor of Pakistan???

Posted by akebot on (December 3, 2013, 20:48 GMT)

@Harmony111 Anderson's inclusion in the ODI team isn't a shocker - he took 29 wickets at under 18 in the duration considered. In fact, all the bowlers other than Malinga in the list are the ones with the best average in this duration: http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/stats/index.html?class=2;filter=advanced;orderby=bowling_average;qualmin1=10;qualval1=matches;spanmax1=25+Aug+2013;spanmin1=07+Aug+2012;spanval1=span;template=results;type=bowling

Posted by   on (December 3, 2013, 20:46 GMT)

Can't believe Saeed Ajmal doesn't feature in the test team. Even more strange is Graeme Swann's inclusion as the lone spinner in the squad.

Posted by PACERONE on (December 3, 2013, 20:06 GMT)

What is the big idea of picking teams if they will not play against another team.Let's pick teams to oppose these teams and make time for these teams to play for charity with the stats counting in both formats.

Posted by CodandChips on (December 3, 2013, 19:58 GMT)

My T20I team looks like too long a tail. Slight change Morgan in for McClenaghan

T20I 1.Hales 2.Finch 3.Watson 4.Guptill 5.AB de Villiers (WK, C) 6.Dhoni 7.Morgan 8.Narine 9.Ajmal 10.Steyn 11.Finn

Test. 1.Cook 2.Pujara 3.Amla 4.AB de Villiers (wk) 5.Chanderpaul 6.Bell 7.Philander 8.Swann/Siddle (depends on conditions) 9.Harris 10.Ajmal 11.Steyn

ODI: 1.Dhawan 2.Amla 3.Trott 4.AB de Villiers (wk) (c) 5.Sangakarra 6.Bailey 7.Jadeja 8.Ajmal 9.Finn 10.Mitchell McClenaghan 11.Steyn

Posted by kasunadhikari on (December 3, 2013, 19:37 GMT)

True. Kohli is doing well these days. But when considering his average during the selected time period, it is lower than that of selected players. So this is a fair selection.

Posted by ----LoveTheWayLionsPlay--- on (December 3, 2013, 19:33 GMT)

Should've picked Shiv Chanderpaul ahead of Hussey.Otherwise good selection! most runs in tests 01.08.2012 - 25.08.2013 = " http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/stats/index.html?class=1;spanmax1=25+Aug+2013;spanmin1=01+Aug+2012;spanval1=span;template=results;type=batting " ........most runs in ODI's = " http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/stats/index.html?class=2;orderby=runs;spanmax1=25+Aug+2013;spanmin1=01+Aug+2012;spanval1=span;template=results;type=batting " ...........ODI bowling = " http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/stats/index.html?class=2;spanmax1=25+Aug+2013;spanmin1=01+Aug+2012;spanval1=span;template=results;type=bowling "........... test bowling = " http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/stats/index.html?class=1;spanmax1=25+Aug+2013;spanmin1=01+Aug+2012;spanval1=span;template=results;type=bowling "

Posted by Biohazard7279 on (December 3, 2013, 19:13 GMT)

@Kumail_Asadi Seriously? You're going to protest this "injustice"? Swann is a brilliant bowler and is also handy with the bat, Ajaml is good, but he is better in ODI's. Misbah might be a wall, but I've seen walls bat faster than him. All of the batsmen in the Test XI is better than him and he doesn't win his team that many matches. Protest all you like, but you're wrong. Mohammad Irfan deserved a spot in this team though

Posted by Harmony111 on (December 3, 2013, 19:11 GMT)

It indeed looks to be a great oversight not to list Kohli in the ODI team considering that he is probably the best ODI batsman in the world & only ABD & Dhoni can claim to be better than him (that too on some or the other parameter and not overall).

However, this list is made on the basis of performances from Aug 2012 to Aug 2013. Kohli was not out of form during this period but compared to his usual form, he did not have those kind of stellar performances. Had his batting against Aussies in the recent ODI series in Oct-Nov been considered then on the basis of merely one of those 100s he would have been the first man on that list. This is why Rohit Sharma too is not in the team. He got 141* & 209 but they came after this window.

Want to see a real shocker? James Anderson in the ODI team --- now that's what I call a shocker.

Posted by   on (December 3, 2013, 18:51 GMT)

sakib should be included in ODI squad being no. 1 in the ODI ranking.

Posted by Kumail_Asadi on (December 3, 2013, 18:51 GMT)

Where is Ajmal in Test squad? Who said swan is better than Saeed Ajmal. CAN you make any test and ODI team without WALL Misbahul Haq? Disappointing and unjustified selection from ICC. we protest to ICC for this injustice.

Posted by game.face on (December 3, 2013, 18:36 GMT)

Hahaha.. An ODI team without Kohli! They must seriously be kidding! Trust me. I read all that points abt the time period. But reading the team chart still made me laugh!

Posted by espncricinfomobile on (December 3, 2013, 18:33 GMT)

kohli must be in ODI team...

Posted by   on (December 3, 2013, 18:03 GMT)

hey folks...where is kumar sangakkara..no icc test squad complete without kumar sagakkara..

Posted by   on (December 3, 2013, 17:58 GMT)

That fact that MEK Hussey appears in the list just goes to show that he retired on his own terms without needing a facade of pomp and glitz overlaying a hastened exit.

Posted by AricentHarish on (December 3, 2013, 17:55 GMT)

@ Muhammad Awais Umar, hope this would suggest why Ash and Swan are there and why Ajmal isn't http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/stats/index.html?class=1;spanmax1=25+aug+2013;spanmin1=7+aug+2012;spanval1=span;template=results;type=bowling

Posted by t20cric on (December 3, 2013, 17:54 GMT)

Test team is composed of only players from SA, India, England & Australia. Not necessarily cuz these teams are better then the rest but cuz they play more tests. I'm pretty sure Pakistan's Saeed Ajmal & WI's Shivnarine Chanderpaul could have atleast made it if they had played enough tests in this period. The ODI team seems a bit more balanced cuz the teams have played more or less an even amount of ODIs in the time frame. Although if the list were to be made right now then Virat Kohli & Dale Steyn could not be kept out of the ODI team also Saeed Ajmal & probably Kohli would have to be in the Test team. Misbah' exclusion does not surprise me cuz he is slow & better batsmen then him play at that position in other teams. If the panel also factored in a batsman's average in games won then Misbah would not even be considered. I'm a bit surprised that both Mohammad Irfan & Junaid Khan didn't make it to the ODI team cuz they both bowled well in India series, WI series & SA series & CT.

Posted by   on (December 3, 2013, 17:51 GMT)

saeed ajmal should have been in thetest squad ahead of grame swan

Posted by   on (December 3, 2013, 17:49 GMT)

what we say on this bias decision by the panel GP Swann (Eng) 8 15 351.0 60 1121 38 6/90 10/132 29.50 3.19 55.4 3 1 Saeed Ajmal (Pak) 7 12 346.0 65 915 37 7/95 11/118 24.72 2.64 56.1 3 2

Posted by android_user on (December 3, 2013, 17:49 GMT)

before any body.. in ODI team, Virat Kohli should come first, then think about other 10. ha.ha.ha. I can not believe this that virat is missing in the squad.

Posted by Wahid59 on (December 3, 2013, 17:36 GMT)

Those who are rooting for Virat Kohli are missing one simple point: this team is based on performances from 7 August,2012 to 25 August,2013. During this period Kohli scored 689 runs in the 23 matches he played, at an average of 40.53; hardly good enough for selection! This hype (not unfounded) is actually based on his performances of the last 6 months, when he scored 893 runs in 19 matches(avg.68.58) and to be more specific, during last 2 months(not considered here) where he scored a whooping 548 runs in only 9 matches(avg.91.33). Kohli fans, don't get disheartened; barring a dramatic drop in performances, VK is a surety for the next Season's team!

Posted by android_user on (December 3, 2013, 17:32 GMT)

Dhoni Dhoni

Posted by CodandChips on (December 3, 2013, 17:30 GMT)

Nothing wrong with McClenaghan. A good bowler. Although his falling over is very annoying.

T20I 1.Hales 2.Finch 3.Watson 4.Guptill 5.AB De Villiers (WK, C) 6.Dhoni 7.Narine 8.Ajmal 9.Steyn 10.McClenaghan 11.Finn

Posted by android_user on (December 3, 2013, 17:26 GMT)

surprised that virat kohli doesn't feature in odi team ... shocking

Posted by jaganbabug on (December 3, 2013, 17:17 GMT)

Surprised to see Mishbah not in the list

Posted by   on (December 3, 2013, 17:04 GMT)

Astonished to see Ashwin in the test team even as a 12th man. If he can be a 12th man then Saeed Ajmal must be in the team as he has a lot more to show than Ashwin(surely) and Swann as well.

Posted by vrango on (December 3, 2013, 17:04 GMT)

My ODI team can easily beat the above ICC ODI team..does any one agree?

1. R.G.Sharma(opener) 2.G.J.Bailey(opener) 3.V.Kohli(1st down) 4.Ryan ten Doeschate(2nd down) 5.Misbah-ul-Haq(3rd down) 6.K.J.O'Brien(4th down) 7.Shahid Afridi(5th down) 8.James Faulkner(6th down) 9.M.G.Jahnson(7th down) 10.SP Narine(8th down) 11.Junaid Khan(9th down) 12.SR Watson(optional)

Posted by   on (December 3, 2013, 17:01 GMT)

My Test Team....Alastair Cook (capt), , Hashim Amla, Misba-ul-Haq, Kumar Sangakara, AB de Villiers, MS Dhoni (wk), Saeed Ajmal, Sunil Narian, Dale Steyn, Michael johnson, M.irfan, Graeme Smith (12th man)

Posted by android_user on (December 3, 2013, 16:58 GMT)

where is Virat kohli.

Posted by   on (December 3, 2013, 16:56 GMT)

VK not in ODI team??? its strange... nt e1 bailey... SIR included....

Posted by   on (December 3, 2013, 16:52 GMT)

My Test Team (In Batting Order) Alastair Cook (capt), Hashim Amla (Opening) Cheteshwar Pujara (3), Michael Clarke(4),, AB de Villiers(5) MS Dhoni (wk) (6) Dale Steyn (7), Saeed Ajmal (8) James Anderson (10), Vernon Philander (11), R Ashwin (12th man)

My ODI Team (In Batting Order) Hashim Amla, Shikhar Dhawan (Opening) Virat Kohli (3), Kumar Sangakkara (4), AB de Villiers (5), MS Dhoni (capt & wk) (6), Shakib Al Hasan (7), Saeed Ajmal (8), James Anderson (9), Lasith Malinga (10), Mohammad Irfan (11) Mitchell Starc (12th man)

Posted by   on (December 3, 2013, 16:51 GMT)

My ODI Team....1)Dhawan 2)Hashim Amla 3) Virat Kohli 4)AB de Villiers 5)Misbah-ul-haq 6)Dhoni(c & wk) 7)R McLaren 8)Dale Steyn 9)Saeed Ajmal 10)Lasith Malinga 11)SP Narine

Posted by -Otuwa- on (December 3, 2013, 16:49 GMT)

Fast_Track_Bully on (December 3, 2013, 11:30 GMT) -Can't understand what is the logic of abroad and home,Then how Pujara was selected to test squad since he hasn't played out of the home yet,Please explain me?

Posted by espncricinfomobile on (December 3, 2013, 16:44 GMT)

Y saeed ajmal is not in Test Team??

Posted by Gmale on (December 3, 2013, 16:44 GMT)

So Matthew McClenaghan makes it to the ODI squad but Kohli does not...I know I'm missing something. Pujara makes it to the test team but not KP....not sure what I had for lunch today. R Ashwin is in the Test squad but no Kallis...

Posted by SaDjidh-O on (December 3, 2013, 16:36 GMT)

1) Ms Dhoni : Mat: 15 Runs: 450 HS: 113 Avg: 56.25..... 2) K Sangakara: Mat: 21 Runs: 956 HS: 169 Avg: 63.73..... 3) Mishbah-ul Haq : Mat: 23 Runs: 993 HS:96 Avg: 58.41........ 4) Virat Kholi : Mat: 23 Runs : 689 HS:115 Avg: 40.52

From looking at the stats for the period Aug 2012 to Aug 2013, Sangakara is well above of everyone. And those who say virat kholi is not included in the odi player of the year, just look at his stats for the given period ..only an average of 40 compared to other nominees. Sanga deserves it...

Posted by jimbond on (December 3, 2013, 16:35 GMT)

If selection is only going to be based on statistics and averages, what is the use of experts in the selection? Why should Amla find a place in the ODI team ahead of Kohli? And whoever chose Ashwin as 12th man has no clue about the role of a 12th man- it is difficult to select a worse fielder than Ashwin. And does the test team have only one opener? who is supposed to open the batting along with Cook?

Posted by android_user on (December 3, 2013, 16:24 GMT)

Clarke is the best captain but unfortunately he doesn't have the results to show for it

Posted by shane-oh on (December 3, 2013, 16:20 GMT)

@Ganesh_karki2000 - I don't think Kohli would object to being left out. He seems like a pretty smart guy, so I'd assume he understands what "7th August 2012-25th August 2013" means. Assuming he does, then he'd have no complaints.

Posted by hari0705 on (December 3, 2013, 16:19 GMT)

No Kohli.... Not even worth to look these.... Even a Full Bangladeshi Team can beat this ODI side

Posted by Temuzin on (December 3, 2013, 16:16 GMT)

@ LegSpinBowlr, Jadeja's inclusion is as a bowler. He is currently third ranked ODI bowler in the world and was No. 1 ranked a few months ago. There is no lol about it. He is a top quality player with superb fielding and bowling abilities. His batting is a plus if he gets proper position to bat on.

Posted by   on (December 3, 2013, 16:16 GMT)

Virat Kohli is far better than Shikar Dawan....

Posted by   on (December 3, 2013, 16:11 GMT)

Why take an arbitrary period like August-August? Why not simply consider the calendar year? That way you wouldn't have situations like Kohli and Bailey getting left out

Posted by Greatest_Game on (December 3, 2013, 16:08 GMT)

Cook as Captain? He has to be the most conservative, unimaginative, and least inspiring captains around. Eng have only won because players put in big performances. They have also lost because he has ben clueless.

Posted by ShahbazSalamat on (December 3, 2013, 16:05 GMT)

Saeed Ajmal, Kholi, Irfan....must be in both Test and ODI....strange selection though...Clarke did nothing and hussey has not played any test (time frame) cricket why they are selected dont just make Aussies Happy ....

Posted by Ganesh_karki2000 on (December 3, 2013, 16:01 GMT)

My ODI team

1)Dhawan 2)Hashim Amla 3) Virat Kohli 4)AB de Villiers 5)GJ Bailey(VC) 6)Dhoni(c & wk) 7)R McLaren 8)Dale Steyn 9)Saeed Ajmal 10)Lasith Malinga 11)SP Narine

Afridi/Jadeja/Sangkara/Jonson are in 15 ...

ONE Question to selector why then din't not Select Virat Kohli..

If I have to select only one ODI player, He Will be Virat Kohli

Virat If you are viewing ICC ODI Team Don't Mind See how many Selected You in their ODI Team..

Posted by   on (December 3, 2013, 16:00 GMT)

I don't agree with the exclusion of Virat Kohli from ODI XI. he has risen to no. 1 rating in ODI. Always performed well while chasing & is also the leading run scorer for this year with 1237 runs with avg. of 56.22. Also he scored fastest & 3rd fastest hundred by an Indian this year. How can he be dropped from this team? Its astonishing !!! I would have personally dropped Hashim Amla from ODI Team as his performance is not up to mark this year with aggregate of 660 runs at avg. of 34.73. Performances speaks for themselves.

Posted by android_user on (December 3, 2013, 15:57 GMT)

there should be a place for Gayle. Watson. bailey. Petersen lol. get a life people

Posted by   on (December 3, 2013, 15:55 GMT)

this is great selection of both teams. great effort by ICC

Posted by   on (December 3, 2013, 15:53 GMT)

Where is virat kohli in the list of both ODI and Test . He is the top ODI batsmen .

Posted by   on (December 3, 2013, 15:46 GMT)

Misbah should be included in the ODI side, he is the leading run scorer in 2013

Posted by   on (December 3, 2013, 15:46 GMT)

No Kohli. No ODI List. Not even worth looking at these.

Posted by vpadmana on (December 3, 2013, 15:45 GMT)

Actually, if you consider the time frames in which the performances were considered, this is a pretty fair selection. Kohli would be an automatic for next year's ODI team, if not Test as well. Unfortunately, most of his big performances were post Aug 27 of 2013. Likewise, one would be surprised by Hussey's selection in the Test team, given that he only played 1 test in calendar year 2013 but if you look at his stats in period of time under consideration, he's scored 527 runs at an average of 75.28. That is impressive in the last 10 innings for someone who retired! Too bad for Australia!

Posted by athar.cricket on (December 3, 2013, 15:44 GMT)

Virat Kohli should have been included in odis shikhar dhawan should have been excluded.how could the panel miss a match winner without him how could a team even think of being the top xi in the world .every time he has stood for the team made runs in different situations

Posted by LegSpinBowlr on (December 3, 2013, 15:33 GMT)

lol wats jadeja role in team ? allrounder ? bowler ?

Posted by arjun_chaudhri on (December 3, 2013, 15:33 GMT)

As Indian I'm agree with this team & It's good team. This team selected by professionals & Mr.Anil Kaumble also there, It seems this team can bat any wicket fast or spin, green or flat, I think that's why our batting sensation kohli not included, I still believe he can bat in fast track , only thing he has to improve straight bat & not the cross shots but he will in next year for sure !!!

Posted by   on (December 3, 2013, 15:22 GMT)

ODI team 1)Dhawan 2)TM Dilshan 3) Virat Kohli 4)Misbah-ul-Haq/GJ Bailey 5)KC Sangakkara 6)Dhoni(c & wk) 7)Sir Jadeja 8)Dale Steyn 9)Saeed Ajmal 10)MG Johnson 11)SP Narine

Posted by ThilankaK on (December 3, 2013, 15:19 GMT)

AB should good captain than dhoni & in what pitches this team going to play ??? seems to me It's fast pitch, that's why flat track kings are not included like Kholi ,Raina ,Rohit or nohit Idon't know !!!

Posted by   on (December 3, 2013, 15:19 GMT)

Many people have pointed out that kohli should be in the ODI list cuz he is the leading run scorer in 2013 BUT they have considered- performances between 7 August 2012 and 25 August 2013 PEOPLE..!!!

http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/stats/index.html?class=2;spanmax1=25+Aug+2013;spanmin1=7+Aug+2012;spanval1=span;template=results;type=batting

See where he stands in this list..!!

Posted by   on (December 3, 2013, 15:18 GMT)

No. 1 ODI batsman as per icc is not in icc team of the year..team was selected in sleep or what

Posted by mohd.faheem001 on (December 3, 2013, 15:17 GMT)

there should be place for Rohit sharma in odi team.............and from where the name of jadeja comes|||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||so contentious list

Posted by Raj776 on (December 3, 2013, 15:16 GMT)

Man,this is outrage..no place in odi team for kohli or rohit sharma!!! also noticeable is lack of indian bowlers,but that is justifiable!!

Posted by heartbreakerz on (December 3, 2013, 15:14 GMT)

these selections hardly make any sense

Posted by Yuosufahmed on (December 3, 2013, 15:12 GMT)

Kholis exclusion in ODIs is justifiable due to his poor average in the specified period. In tests, Cleark, Pujara, Amla and AB are automatic selections based on their superios averages and number of runs scored. Dhoni is also a fair selection as a WK batsman. Cook has a poor average but the second highest runs might have favoured him over Kholi which would have been the next alternative. Ashwin, Swann, Anderson, Steyn and Pillander are automatic selections due to their number of wickets or/and superior averages. Overll, this is the best selection for me. If your favourite player is not there/ hasn't faired well in the reference period/played extremely well recently (outside the reference period) that doesn't mean he should be in the list. On the other hand, if a player you hate/ from a country you hate is in the list, that doesn't mean he should be excluded from the list. Think wisely before comment.

Posted by amtrish on (December 3, 2013, 15:11 GMT)

lot of players were overlooked! i dont know how the selectors selects those team. how Ravindra Jadeja is in ODI squad. Sakib al hassan could be in. this guy is scoring runs and taking wickets in almost every game still its not paying him off. :( its very sad that bangladesh is now improving and there are players who can play a good role, are over looked. bangladeshi captain Mushfiqure Rahim , this year he scored lots of run in test and also scored a 200 ( 1st Bangladeshi to score 200) against Srilanka. he is good but still i dont wanna see him here in this est squad because there are too many big names. but Sakib should be in the ODI squad. Saeed Ajmal should be in test squad.

Posted by   on (December 3, 2013, 15:10 GMT)

Really surprised to see Virat Kohli not in the list

Posted by shanazpk on (December 3, 2013, 15:10 GMT)

saeed ajmal not in test team ,sumthing is wroong with the selection.

Posted by yogeshwaramurugan on (December 3, 2013, 15:01 GMT)

like to see Indian players in both test and odi but in odi they miss kohli and narine

Posted by   on (December 3, 2013, 15:00 GMT)

The selectors must be kidding over here..we dont have Kohli in ODI and Ajmal in Test side, why is Mitchel strac there and Mitchell McClenaghan...and i dont feel Dilshan should be there...

Posted by   on (December 3, 2013, 14:58 GMT)

instead of shikhar dhawan they should have included Kohli

Posted by   on (December 3, 2013, 14:55 GMT)

Some player don't have to be in the list.Kholi must have to be in the list of ODI side.

Posted by android_user on (December 3, 2013, 14:55 GMT)

Kohli should have been in ODI list, he is the most deserving player

Posted by   on (December 3, 2013, 14:54 GMT)

What's wrong with @Shaykumar... Nothing bad with Hashim Amla's performance between 7 August 2012 and 25 August 2013 M-19 R-794 HS-150 Avg-49.62 100s-2 See kohli's performance during that period...

Posted by Yuosufahmed on (December 3, 2013, 14:54 GMT)

Thanks for the great work by the panel. I can't understand the reason for most of the fans failure to grasp a simple thing that "performances between August 7, 2012 and August 25, 2013l". Statguru confirms that the panel has selected probably best with few rough edges. In ODI, Sanga and Dilshan are automatical selections based on their number of runs, averages and the strike rate. Though Misbha is the third from the runs, his poor strike rate might have pushed him down below Amla, Devilliers and Dhawan. Ajmal and Jadeja are automatic selection. Junaid Khan is the surprise exclusion. Starc and Anderson might have been prefered for their excellent averages and economy. While Mcclenagons economy is worst though average is good. Junaid is slightly ahead Malinga. I would have prefered Junaid over either Malinga or Mcclenagon. As Sanga is there as a WK, I would have prefered Misbha or Trott for their superior performances over Dhoni.To Be Contd.

Posted by BigINDFan on (December 3, 2013, 14:45 GMT)

Test team seems fine though one can argue why Saeed Ajmal is not in the 12. Perhaps too many batsmen than bowlers.

ODI team is boring and does not make sense - Kohli should be in there instead of Amla.Misbah should be in there instead of Dilshan. If opening is a concern then Dhawan and Kohli can open with Sanga coming at No. 3 and AB at No. 4. Misbah is in at No. 5 with Dhoni at 6 and Jadeja at 7. Now that is a powerful line up.

But overall the teams are not that bad barring the ODI goof up by not including the most prolific run scorer of past season.

Posted by   on (December 3, 2013, 14:44 GMT)

No Ajmal in Test team? You gotta be kidding me! Indian here but i seriously rate him as no.1 spinner in any team.

Posted by android_user on (December 3, 2013, 14:43 GMT)

Leading Run Scorers Misbah and Kohli not on the list?

PRETTY UNFAIR

Posted by Greecedevil on (December 3, 2013, 14:43 GMT)

To be honest, to see MS Dhoni on the test side is a joke, Mushfiqur Raheem is a much better test batsman than him. All indian fans wanted Rohit Sharma to be in the team, but they dont realize this list is based on performance between Aug 12 to Aug 13. He only scored some runs during the Aus series. I agree the fact that Kohli should be in the ODI team.

Posted by Umair.Khalid_UK on (December 3, 2013, 14:42 GMT)

why dhoni in test team, he is not a good test cricketer, Sangakara should be there in test, instead of dhoni...NO Swan should be there in test,... ajmal should be playing..while in ODI the selectors gone out of their mind...why Dilshan, sangakara, jadeja, starc, anderson.. in ODI team.in place of them Kohli, Bailey, Ryan Mcleran, Irfan and Sunil Narine should be there..

Posted by   on (December 3, 2013, 14:36 GMT)

this is too much no kohli in ODI team. soo funny.....

Posted by   on (December 3, 2013, 14:35 GMT)

Not to include kohli in ODI and ajmal in test team is ridiculous

Posted by ketaann on (December 3, 2013, 14:34 GMT)

in test team no player from wi,nz,pak find place. This tells how poor cricket they are playing. Kohli is not in odi team because he really did't performed during performance peroid only one inning in really tough condition.

Posted by KamlaKissan on (December 3, 2013, 14:23 GMT)

Are we saying Kumble didn't do a good job selection test and odi teams?

Posted by coolmrtz on (December 3, 2013, 14:22 GMT)

some really bad judgement by the selection panel in the odi team

1. No Virat Kohli 2. No Rohit Sharma 3. No George Bailey 4. the selection of hashim amla

Posted by   on (December 3, 2013, 14:21 GMT)

Where are Kohli in ODI side? Look at the runs scored by him. Regarding Misbah and Rohit, though they scored lots of runs but don't win matches for their side. But Kohli scored hundreds and fifties in row and win so many matches for India. Lets play this ICC ODI team against another team having Kohli, he will show who is best.

Posted by   on (December 3, 2013, 14:19 GMT)

I agree, there is no ODI team worth watching without Virat Kohli in it. I can't understand why Dilshan is selected, he is done. Also, considering the current form, which is compelling, Mitchell Johnson deserves better than Mitchell Starc or Malinga in my view. Ofcourse there are only 12 places. Rohit Sharma, George Bailey are all terrific, but need to be consistent, which i guess, both of them will be. They are class.

Posted by OnionDosa on (December 3, 2013, 14:19 GMT)

The ODI team is just ridiculous!!i know that they cant include everyone in a 12 member team.But,one among misbah,kohli, bailey or sharma had to be there in the team!The test team is okay barring dhoni as he hasnt done anything great.Maybe they could have made AB the wicketkeeper and included a specialist batsman in place of Dhoni.Ian Bell has missed out there.

Posted by   on (December 3, 2013, 14:18 GMT)

Test Team - Alastair Cook, Hashim Amla, Virat Kohli, Michael Clarke (Capt),Kumar Sangakkara, AB De Villiers, MS Dhoni (V.Capt & WK), Dale Steyn, James Anderson, Stewart Broad, Mitchell Johnson & Rangana Herath 12th Man.

ODI Team - Shikhar Dhawan, Rohith Sharma,Virat Kohli, Kumar Sangakkara, AB De Villiers, MS Dhoni ( Capt & WK), James Faulkner, Dale Steyn, Mitchell Johnson, S. Ajmal, Lasith Malinga & Ravindra Jadeja 12th man.

Selections based on pedigree and potential rather than time frame, which does not make any sense when Michael Hussey who no longer plays test Cricket is selected ahead of Kohli & Sanga. Dilshan is also on the verge of retiring and his performances have dropped while Amla does not deserve to be in ahead of Kohli as an ODI player.

Posted by   on (December 3, 2013, 14:16 GMT)

Bad Judgement by The panel I must say.............How can there be no place for Virat, Rohit and even Misbah who scored prolifically in drastic situations...............and moreover Amla didnt deserved a place in ODI side this year averaging below 40's, how can they select him

Posted by vvbr on (December 3, 2013, 14:00 GMT)

Looks like the teams are just based on statistics.

Posted by kc69 on (December 3, 2013, 13:55 GMT)

I guess the world #1 teams in test(SA) and odi (India) current players are lot better in their respective formats compared to the list above.

Posted by FitzroyMarsupial on (December 3, 2013, 13:54 GMT)

Well said shane-oh.

That said, I think the ICC should either move to a calendar year judging period or else announce the teams a great deal sooner. It's 5 months after the period closed and 17 since it started. Time moves quickly in sport and some of the selections look wayward simply because of the delay.

Posted by SirEngland on (December 3, 2013, 13:50 GMT)

I agree with Sayantan Jana. This is a pointless exercise. Who are these teams exactly going to play against? I am surprised that people are getting worked up about it.

Posted by   on (December 3, 2013, 13:50 GMT)

No Sanga In Test Team ??

Posted by   on (December 3, 2013, 13:48 GMT)

George Bailey deserves a place in the ODI team, so does R.ashwin in the test team. Can't believe a player who has reached the fastest to 100 wickets in the last 60 years missing out and being named the 12th man.

Posted by shane-oh on (December 3, 2013, 13:41 GMT)

@shaykumar - your link is pointless, as it evaluated a completely different period of time to that covered by this team selection. I don't understand why so many contributors on here are struggling to understand such a simple concept.

Posted by   on (December 3, 2013, 13:32 GMT)

Ajmal and Misbah don't win any trophies for their country. Misbah needs to finish games to help Pakistan win not make selfish fifties for his personal records.

Posted by android_user on (December 3, 2013, 13:29 GMT)

Surprised !!! No Misbah No Kohli In ODI team.. Jadeja should hv not been there... :/

Posted by shaykumar on (December 3, 2013, 13:29 GMT)

Top three run scorers in ODI 2013 in stats are 1- Virat Kohli(1237runs), 2- Misbah ul Haq(1223runs), 3- Rohit Sharma(1159runs). None of them are in the ODI side are you mad??? This is a really bad judgement! H amla is in the ODI side for what? his average is just 34 this year in ODIs. This link says it all

http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/records/batting/most_runs_career.html?class=2;id=2013;type=year

Posted by mansel on (December 3, 2013, 13:26 GMT)

Hmmm. George Bailey 2013 - 1098 runs, average of 64.58.... Not good enough I guess??? Not sure what you have to do to make the top team!!

Posted by Madddy on (December 3, 2013, 13:20 GMT)

Surprising.. Kohli missing in ODI squad...

Posted by   on (December 3, 2013, 13:19 GMT)

My question is - Why do they do this? Is it just because they need to do something to be in office? I would have understood the intent behind announcing a ICC test xi or ODI xi if they go on to take on the no.1 test/odi side in a friendly match. But other wise why?

Posted by androyuvi on (December 3, 2013, 13:16 GMT)

Everyone who wonders about Ajmal in tests, he has played only 3 matches in the period between August 7, 2012 and August 25, 2013 and took just 11 wickets at 33.18.

Btw, I would have gone with Ashwin instead of Swann considering the promise shown by Ashwin in batting as well. Even if you go by stats alone, Ashwin picks himself ahead of Swann.

Posted by khurrambhai on (December 3, 2013, 13:12 GMT)

Ajmal deserves both test & ODI Teams. Also Misbah should have been there in ODI

Posted by   on (December 3, 2013, 13:11 GMT)

Any ODI team without Virat Kohli is not worth even considering it.

Posted by aby_97 on (December 3, 2013, 13:10 GMT)

It's not about who is a better WK or Batsmen.. It's about who has been better.... Dhoni has hit a Double Hundred while sangakarra has hit a few centuries against weaker opponents.. If Sangakarra has to be taken then Chandimal who has hit 3-4 centuries with a better average shud also wouldv'e been there..

Posted by Vanand11 on (December 3, 2013, 13:10 GMT)

People are discussing why their favorite player is not in list, guys pls query on statsguru to check their performance and for others too from August 7, 2012 and August 25, 2013, you will come to know as stats never lie.

Posted by android_user on (December 3, 2013, 13:08 GMT)

saeed ajmal a world class he must b in all formats...rubish....who els better thn him...

Posted by Sandy74 on (December 3, 2013, 13:07 GMT)

Sorry to say but if the Top Ranked ODI player cannot make it into the ODI team then somethings got to be wrong either the selection or the Rankings.

Posted by ADNAN_HAMEED on (December 3, 2013, 13:05 GMT)

I feel sangakara should be part of ICC test teas as instead of mike hussy, and saeed ajmal instead of ashwin.

ODI, difintely Virat kholi should be in instead of dilshan.

Posted by   on (December 3, 2013, 13:05 GMT)

ODI Team ??? Where Is Virat and Misbah ......... Top Scorer

Posted by   on (December 3, 2013, 13:01 GMT)

sanga should have been in the test team .because of his batting & wk...i cannot imaging how selectors compare sanga with ms in the test matches ........also ajmal&herath better than swann

Posted by   on (December 3, 2013, 13:00 GMT)

Really surprising ODI team without Virat Kohli, how anybody can miss a No.1 batsman in ODI from the team and how come Dhoni in test team, Dhoni is the last choice for test from the current Indian test batsman's............

Posted by android_user on (December 3, 2013, 13:00 GMT)

This not right misbah in odi and younis test because there performance of this year is better then many player in icc sight

Posted by   on (December 3, 2013, 12:59 GMT)

WHATTTTTTTT a blunder..VIRAT KOHLI not in ODI team highest scorer, highest century maker, chased down many targets single handedly..Ajmal could be there in place of Swann..Dilshan???? Sangkara in place of Dhoni in Tests would have been good..but how they will justify exclusion of KOHLI

Posted by cricwar4184 on (December 3, 2013, 12:59 GMT)

Where is Kohli the run machine in ODI & Baily should included...

Posted by   on (December 3, 2013, 12:50 GMT)

Whi isn't Misbah in the ODI team even after scoring 12 fifties this year with a great average?

Posted by johnathonjosephs on (December 3, 2013, 12:48 GMT)

What is Dhoni doing in the Test Team??? Prior is a better Test Wicketkeeper than him. And where in the world is Sangakkara on that test list??? Also, don't know why comments are saying Kohli should be in the Test Team.... He has a long way to prove himself in the test arena. Also, I would have put Rohit Sharma in place for Dilshan... but then again, Rohit's strike rate hasn't been the prettiest thing

Posted by ashes267 on (December 3, 2013, 12:42 GMT)

Dilshan in ODIs ?? What was his achievement in 2013 ?? I am not a Bangladeshi but there are few guys in Bangla team who could have definitely made it to this team

Posted by   on (December 3, 2013, 12:41 GMT)

Really Virat Kohli not being in ODI squad is a blunder and Dhawan, Jadeja(51 wkts) r fine bcoz they played excellently this year. Mitchell Mcleagan is also grt selection who took 4 four wkt hauls in the period but he should be in XI instead of Mallinga who's avg is double of his in the period We can remove Hussey(527 runs) and put chanderpaul or Faf AND PUT Amla in opening and Pujara in 1 down... in batting order & instead of ABD in ODI Misbah should be in team.

Also Hafeez does not deserve place in Pak ODI team hw come he be in ODI squad(with 28.80 avg in batting & 40.93 in Bowling in ODI)

Posted by keyancools on (December 3, 2013, 12:40 GMT)

Many good players are left shockingly ! no Virat in ODI list and no Sanga in test. and what Dhoni does in test team ?! not a good list.

Posted by couchpundit on (December 3, 2013, 12:33 GMT)

Not Sure what Michael Clarke is doing in Test Team...it should have been Virat Kohli.

Posted by DaisonGarvasis on (December 3, 2013, 12:31 GMT)

Since Dhoni is taken in the Test eleven (dont know why he is there) he might as well Captain the side. No way Cook is a better Captain than Dhoni. Kumar Sangakara is not in test 11!!! This elevens are flawed to say the least.

Posted by suru on (December 3, 2013, 12:29 GMT)

Dhoni's selection in test team is beyond understandig.Kumar Sangakara is a better wk and a batsman than Dhoni. G.Smth shoud have been included instead, as an opening batsman and a captain.

Posted by AgastyaGK on (December 3, 2013, 12:29 GMT)

I cannot imagine a ODI team without Virat Kohli . In the last three years he is one of the prolific scorers in ODI's. Still can't understand why he is not included in ICC ODI squad.

Posted by   on (December 3, 2013, 12:27 GMT)

How does Swann make the team over Herath or Ajmal? How does Anderson make the team over Southee?

Posted by   on (December 3, 2013, 12:24 GMT)

Cheteshwar Pujara, Michael Hussey, MS Dhoni , R Ashwin wao who said they are test players very bad test team by icc not agreed

Posted by   on (December 3, 2013, 12:23 GMT)

Where is sakib? He is best alrounder in the world... I think he is better than jadeja.....

Posted by   on (December 3, 2013, 12:12 GMT)

Ajmal for Swann in tests and Irfan for anderson in ODIs

Posted by   on (December 3, 2013, 12:07 GMT)

Virat & Sanga should have been in the test team. Both are match winning players for there respective countries. Food for thought. It will be better for the selection committee to choose for tests & odis since the tests & odis has started. (Every 10years). Then choose it from them for the final XI.

Posted by MelbourneMiracle on (December 3, 2013, 12:02 GMT)

Dhoni in the test team? Is he a test player? Really? Lol!

Posted by   on (December 3, 2013, 11:58 GMT)

Two consistent players in the one day format Virat Kohli & Misbha Ul Haq. How they got missed out.

Posted by espncricinfomobile on (December 3, 2013, 11:57 GMT)

Dhoni in test team? That's hard to digest. I know there are very few wicket keeper-batsman on the test scenario but, Haddin could've been a better selection.

Posted by   on (December 3, 2013, 11:56 GMT)

very funny to see the ICC world No.1 odi batsman is missing in the ICC list..

Posted by msnsrinivas on (December 3, 2013, 11:55 GMT)

This list looks like it was based solely on statistics for the respective positions in the teams. If that is the case, a bunch of statisticians would have done an equal job.

Posted by   on (December 3, 2013, 11:55 GMT)

Player of the Year: HashimAmla, James Anderson, Michael Clarke, Alastair Cook, MS Dhoni, Kumar Sangakkara.

Test Cricketer of the year: Hashim Amla, Ravichandran Ashwin, James Anderson, Cheteshwar Pujara, Dale Steyn, Michael Clarke.

ODI Cricketer of the Year: Saeed Ajmal, Shikhar Dhawan, MS Dhoni, Misbah-ul-Haq, Ravindra Jadeja, Kumar Sangakkara.

ODI Team of the Year: Tillakaratne Dilshan, Shikhar Dhawan, Hashim Amla, Kumar Sangakkara, AB de Villiers, MS Dhoni (c & wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Saeed Ajmal, Mitchell Starc, James Anderson, Lasith Malinga, 12th man: Mitch McClenaghan.

Test Team of the Year: Alastair Cook (c), Cheteshwar Pujara, Hashim Amla, Michael Clarke, Michael Hussey, AB de Villiers, MS Dhoni (wk), Graeme Swann, Dale Steyn, James Anderson, Vernon Philander. 12th man: Ravichandran Ashwin.

Women's Player of the Year: Suzie Bates, Charlotte Edwards, Stefanie Taylor, Medg Lanning, Anya Shrubsole,

ICC Emerging Cricketer of the Year: Trent Boult, Cheteshwar Pujar

Posted by safrazkhan1 on (December 3, 2013, 11:53 GMT)

Everyone is talking about virat and other players what about west indian chanderpaul, should'nt he be in the test team instead on mike hussey and what about sunil narine in the odi team?

Posted by JohnnyBhoy121 on (December 3, 2013, 11:44 GMT)

Dhawan is an excellent selection in the odi squad, he is absolutely brilliant, but why kohli isnt there is beyond me.... and for the test squad Peter siddle or ryan harris deserve the spot ahead of Ando while ashwin destroyed australia in india and deserves a spot ahead swann

Posted by MCC_Tie on (December 3, 2013, 11:39 GMT)

Graeme Smith should open with Cook for the Test side and lead it.

Posted by   on (December 3, 2013, 11:37 GMT)

GOOD Selection but ajmal better than ashwin for test team & Irfan better Addresson

Posted by   on (December 3, 2013, 11:37 GMT)

Who is Mitchell McClenaghan?????

Posted by Shazli on (December 3, 2013, 11:36 GMT)

Where is Hafeez, Misbah & Ajmal in ODI squad..... they are leading all rounder and wicket taker

Posted by   on (December 3, 2013, 11:35 GMT)

where the hell is virat Kohli?????

Posted by Fast_Track_Bully on (December 3, 2013, 11:30 GMT)

Also, in tests, Sangakkara played 4 inngs at home against NZ and BD and 2 against Aus in Aus where he scored 4,63,58,27 only!. Hearth played 3 test against Aus. abroad and got 12 wickets only. Rest he got from NZ and BD at home. But Aswin got 43 wickets against Aus and Eng who are better players of Spin. Also, he got 18 wickets against weak NZ which we can avoid.

Posted by koolpraps on (December 3, 2013, 11:28 GMT)

It is really sad not to see Virat Kohli in list for ODI's. I mean Ravindra Jadeja. Really?

Posted by teamxxx on (December 3, 2013, 11:27 GMT)

I dont know why misbah is out from Odi squad as his record in Odis in2013 is excellent by all means, he has scored his runs on difficult tracks and against the superb bowling attack like South African bowling attack, when there are 3 or 4 wickets down under 50 runs ,his exclusion from this ODI squad is really saddend his supporters,Against all odds we always found him The Last Man Standing.well played Misbah, you make us feel very proud, these awards means nothing you are winning our hearts, keep the good work going.

Posted by maheshkumar.de on (December 3, 2013, 11:22 GMT)

In da time frame, Ashwin's been better bowler and batsman than swann in test. one can take any measure one wants & still would conclude dat ashwin bowled better during dis period. Bowling: Player Mat Inns Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 5er 10er R Ashwin 10 20 61 7/103 12/85 25.50 2.74 55.8 7 2 GP Swann 12 22 60 6/90 10/132 25.96 2.80 55.5 4 1

Same goes 4 batting. Ashwin shud've been in test X1 & swann shuld've been da 12th man. Batting:

Player Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 50 R Ashwin 10 12 3 332 91* 36.88 2 GP Swann 12 17 6 334 56 30.36 1

those complainin abt da absence of virat in Odi & the presence of dhoni in tests, look at da perfo during dis time. dilshan & sanga r also deservedly dere. But Junaid should've been in odi ahead of Jimmy bcs jimmy's 9 out 29 wicks came in 2 matches. Junaid perfmed over a longer period more consistently.

Posted by satzzz on (December 3, 2013, 11:22 GMT)

@ Blade-Runner

If you can go and check the stats properly Ashwin was the LEADING WICKET TAKER IN WORLD CRICKET during the same period with 61 wickets(as opposed to 49 claimed by you).

If you consider Herath playing away at Australia, at home, he played against Bangladesh and New Zealand. Though Ashwin played all matches at home, they were against England and Australia. On head-to-head, Ashwin can easily pop out Herath. In fact, Ashwin's stats are better than even Swann's. Swann's performance against India in India was an advantage for him to crack into the XI.

Posted by Fijicricket on (December 3, 2013, 11:19 GMT)

@ Vivfan on (December 3, 2013, 7:51 GMT)India just won the Champions trophy in England, beat Windies in Windies and Zimbabwe in Zimbabwe just this year. I promise you, England , Windies and Zimbabwe is not in INDIA. Get well soon!

Posted by Fast_Track_Bully on (December 3, 2013, 11:19 GMT)

@Blade-Runner. You can take SL players home performance as good but not any Indian players performances!lol. At the same time you can ask for Dilshan and Mishbah based on home performances but reject Dhavan who played only at away pitches.lol.You caught red hand here. what a pity!

Posted by Messa1 on (December 3, 2013, 11:18 GMT)

as if Broad in a team? whatttt he got smashed in the champions trophy and isn't any good!

Posted by   on (December 3, 2013, 11:16 GMT)

it is really strange as there is no Ajmal in the list ....... He deserved to be there n where is Herath ..........

Posted by   on (December 3, 2013, 11:15 GMT)

It is so funny, that Virat Kohli is not included in ODIs..

Posted by satzzz on (December 3, 2013, 11:14 GMT)

@Blade-Runner

Dishan definitely deserves a spot. Actually i was trying to point the other way around. That is, Dilshan was the automatic choice and Dhawan to partner him.

If you consider Dhawan vs Amla, easily Dhawan wins this clash. He has better averate, strike rate, 100s and 100 partnerships and most importantly won more matches for India than Amla for Saffas in ODIs.

If you consider Amla as the opener alone, he should be dropped from the XI. In that case Misbah's inclusion is possible. Even in that case, Misbah played way too slowly in ODIs which is not gonna help any team to win matches.

Posted by Fast_Track_Bully on (December 3, 2013, 11:13 GMT)

@Blade-Runner.A player like Dilshan played only 9 away matches (out of 19) in the period with average of 38 where Dhavan played all 14 in away pitches with an avergae of 54. That shows the difference. Why you were not mentioning this when you referring to Ashwin's home performances ?

Posted by   on (December 3, 2013, 11:13 GMT)

It seems funny that world no 1 ODI batsman is not in the ICC ODI team.

Posted by syedmnaqvi on (December 3, 2013, 11:06 GMT)

where is saeed ajmal? Took more wickets than any body on the planet this year.

Posted by   on (December 3, 2013, 11:01 GMT)

Really don't have enough time to filter through all these comments. Virat Kohli has scored the most runs in ODIS yet how many of those were in India? The scores in the India/Australia series were just flattering batters, the pitches were detrimental to cricket. I think he should be in, but he's not.

Stuart Broad is the highest taking wicket taker in tests this year, and isn't in the team? I'm a huge Broad fan but I wouldn't say he deserves to be in the team, even with him leading the way.

At the end of the day they take into account a lot more than statistics, you can't rely on stats. (Also someone has mentioned it but it only takes into account matches up until August 2013).

I'd rather have Swann or Ashwin above Ajmal anyday. Maybe Ajmal pushes ahead of Swann in ODIs but not in tests. You've got to look at the whole period

Posted by mzm149 on (December 3, 2013, 11:00 GMT)

Some players should not have been included in test team like Cheteshwar Pujara, MS Dhoni and Graeme Swann.

Some players should not have been part of ODI team like Shikhar Dhawan, Hashim Amla, James Anderson and McClaneghan.

Posted by Bladerunners on (December 3, 2013, 10:59 GMT)

@Fast_Track_Bully,why r you talking about the rankings?it doesnt make any sense.does it?evry one knows what your team did in eng nd aus.if they did not play in roads after those tours god knows whre their rankings would b!may b below kenya.sorry that might b too high rank for your team!

Posted by   on (December 3, 2013, 10:59 GMT)

They didn't pick a proper opening batsman for the Test XI. I think this should be considered when you make a team. The best team has to have the best combination of players.

Posted by   on (December 3, 2013, 10:59 GMT)

Between Nov and Jan, plays two Series and still Michael Hussey manages to find a spot in the ICC Test team

Posted by   on (December 3, 2013, 10:59 GMT)

otuwa and blade runner you shoud be thankful that king of flat track sanga and dilsan get a place in these teams and mr runner your lanka team as usual will get another hammering from india in asia cup.

Posted by anoopkul on (December 3, 2013, 10:58 GMT)

In Tests, If you look at Runs, matches played, 100s, Avg., SR, Selection again seems to be fair as per batting position wise..Only I think that there should be Sanga or chanders in team instead of Hussy..and if there is no any position wise selection then Kohli should replace Cook as he has better records in above said period..Another thing is Captain should be Clarke..Selection of bowlers seems to be good as no any other bowler other than selected deserves chance by seeing their record during above said period..Once again Nice Selection by Mr. Anil Kumble and the Panel..

Following is the link of references taken: http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/stats/index.html?class=1;home_or_away=1;home_or_away=2;home_or_away=3;spanmax1=25+Aug+2013;spanmin1=07+Aug+2012;spanval1=span;template=results;type=batting

Anybody can see records for ODI & Test for abovesaid period for both batting and bowling performances..

Posted by BalakumarM on (December 3, 2013, 10:56 GMT)

So funny selection. Virat kohli and sangakara is not there in the ODI and test team.Very very worst selection.

Posted by android_user on (December 3, 2013, 10:56 GMT)

no virat in the odi side. retired hussey in the test side.. great

Posted by Bladerunners on (December 3, 2013, 10:54 GMT)

@Blue Eagle,unfortunately you dont know how much succees sri has in eng nd aus.they whitewashed eng 5-0in eng.they won odi series in aus vs aus.nd you r talking about just a one indian lucky escape?

Posted by mzm149 on (December 3, 2013, 10:53 GMT)

There are some names missing from test team like Saeed Ajmal, Struat Broad, Ryan Harris, Mitchell Johnson, Younas Khan, Kevin Pietersen etc.

Some names are missing from ODI team as well like Shane Watson, Virat Kohli, George Bailey, Junaid Khan, Mohammad Irfan, Ryan McLaren, Mitchell Johnson, Misbah ul Haq etc

Posted by Nutcutlet on (December 3, 2013, 10:52 GMT)

Here is a list of things that matter in our cricketing world: corruption/illegal betting, the over-stuffed international calendar; questionable bowling actions; the unilateralism of the BCCI; the promotion of women's cricket in countries & cultures where women's participation in any sport is either frowned on or actually forbidden; the standard of umpiring & the wise use of technology by officials. That'll do for now. The ICC has a full agenda of pressing matters to address. This subjective selection of a couple of international fantasy teams is a silly season piece of nonsense. Perhaps the ICC wouldn't mind turning its mind to some of the real issues rather than doing what they are past-masters of accomplishing -- generating a great deal of heat without any light.

Posted by   on (December 3, 2013, 10:51 GMT)

Good selection for test match... but worst selection in odi. virat should be there in odi team

Posted by lokesh0210 on (December 3, 2013, 10:48 GMT)

lol Kohli isn't there, our Kohli is the daddy of all these players in ODI shortlist except Dhoni cos he's the king in cricketing world for past 6yrs. Mr. Kumble !!! you're the only one who praised Kohli and said he's potentially the next biggest player after Sir Tendulkar. And tell me why Rohit didn't make it while Dhawan is there, I suppose they both started opening the innings together and been doing consistently well since then.

Posted by espncricinfomobile on (December 3, 2013, 10:48 GMT)

How did kholi not get in hes better then hussey or clarke!!!

Posted by anoopkul on (December 3, 2013, 10:40 GMT)

In ODI team all players have avg. well above 48 runs during abovesaid period. This can be seen at Statsguru. Virat Kohli averages 40.52 runs in this period hence he is not enlisted in ODI team. Misbah & Trott averages 53 and 65 respectively but not enlisted as they have very low SR. (Trott: 80 & Misbah: 70). No other batsmen other than in list doesn't deserve chance in team. Same for bowlers, list seems fair which has taken well account of avg, SR, Econ and wkts. Only I think Junaid Khan would have been better option than Malinga. But, Overall good selection by Mr. Anil Kumble and his Panel..

Posted by Blade-Runner on (December 3, 2013, 10:39 GMT)

@satzzz ; Dilshan (btwn August 7, 2012 and August 25, 2013) - 928 runs, avg - 71.38

Dhawan (btwn August 7, 2012 and August 25, 2013) - 707 runs , avg -54.38 .

So,Would you care to explain how exactly Dhawan has got better stats than Dilshan? I think Misbah should replace Dhawan coz Misbah has got way better stats. There is already a genuine world class opening pair in Dilshan n Amla. Dhawan shouldn't even be in the XI according the performance between August 7, 2012 and August 25, 2013.

Posted by   on (December 3, 2013, 10:35 GMT)

I'm surprised about Ajmal omission in Test Squad..... Swaan and Ashwin is no way near to Ajmal Quality... Ajmal who is leading wicket taker is one of the easy pick for every squad, who should be in every ICC squad... Test, ODI, T20...... ICC what are you doing??

Posted by   on (December 3, 2013, 10:35 GMT)

Dear Hassan Waqar Unis is also part of panel . So please say something t

Posted by Hasi21 on (December 3, 2013, 10:32 GMT)

Sanga must in the test team as well.

Posted by Nandu_Athadu on (December 3, 2013, 10:31 GMT)

no Kohli in ODI team...i was shocked...this man can easily be one of best ODI players on any day...and Cook as Test captain..looks not a fare choice...he lacks innovation, tactical thinking when the team is pushed back by opposition..as a opener he can fit into team but not as a captain..I would have prefferred Clarke over Cook as captain..

Posted by Haiderpakawsome on (December 3, 2013, 10:30 GMT)

Agreed with most of selection. Ajmal should be included ahead of Swann, also I don't think there should be any place for overhyped Malinga, irfan is way better than him. Finally, Sanga ahead of Misbah....? That too in ODI, give me a break. Misbah is clearly a better option. His 2013 records speaks for himself.

Posted by Blade-Runner on (December 3, 2013, 10:28 GMT)

There is one more strange inclusion. Ashwin who played only at home taking 49 wkts (9 matches) wickets at an avg of 30.02 has made the test XI AHEAD OF

Herath who played in both home n away(AUS) matches, taking 46 wkts (7 matches) at an avg of 22.13. Somebody pls explain the logic behind this selection.

Posted by gsingh7 on (December 3, 2013, 10:25 GMT)

how come best odi batsman is not even in first 11. biased team as kohli will walk into world 11 even in his sleep. how come swann in test team when his performance in past few months have been dismal , even in current ashes he had 1 wicket for about 140 runs that he gave. dhoni deserves all the accolades as wk in both tests and odis. this puts into perspective when some fans try to downgrade dhoni to their personal bests/ overall good selection but ashwin who is joint fastest to 100 wickets in tests should come before swann who is near the end of his playing time.

Posted by latecut_04 on (December 3, 2013, 10:24 GMT)

This is really atrocious selection.Period.On what basis has MS Dhoni been selected to the test team.Also it was quite shocking to read the line 'this is the 6th consecutive year'.Primary role of a wicketkeeper is keeping wickets and if he can bat it is a bonus.Didint the selection committee know this??Dhoni's work both behind and infront of stumps outside the subcontinent leave a lot to be desired.Even in India he cant be called 'wordclasss' behind the stumps.As for runs they were mainly in India against a pedestrian Aus.Having said that it should be mentioned no one is an automatic selection.MattPrior should have been a year before but not right now.He cannot stand to even Praveen Kumar and he is the wicketkeeper of WorldTestXI.Just yesterday i read an article in cricinfo stating the ability of wickies to stand up to the stumps(MUST).NOW hes an automatic selection for ODi teams and the best finisher in shorter versions and ofcourse he should captain the ODI side too.Please publish.

Posted by Go_Lions_Go on (December 3, 2013, 10:23 GMT)

Best thing for World Cricket is that Virat Kohli is not in either Test or ODI XI. Yeah.....

Posted by   on (December 3, 2013, 10:23 GMT)

@Blade-Runner,

Your arguments are useless. Misbah doesn't make the cut because of his woeful strike rate. A strike rate of 70 in 2012-13 is pathetic and that is what Misbah has. Now compare with that of Dhawan and his strike rate. And Dhawan is an opener .. Will Misbah open??

Again ABD keeps only in ODIs never in tests.. That should explain...

Posted by A.Ak on (December 3, 2013, 10:23 GMT)

Sanga deserves a place instead of Cook in Test team ?

Posted by VinayJammu on (December 3, 2013, 10:20 GMT)

So, the wise men thinks that Virat Kohli should not be included in the ODI XI.........very Silly Mr. Kumble, Mr. Waqar, Mr. Stewart, Mr. Pollack & Mr. Cambell. I am sure today every captain wants a player like Kohli in their squad

Posted by ms.arjun on (December 3, 2013, 10:15 GMT)

The number 1 ODI batsman in the world is not in the ODI team.Ha Ha. Epic ICC Selection Failure.

Posted by absoni on (December 3, 2013, 10:11 GMT)

Ridiculous..to not have Virat Kohli, the best ODI batsman by far currently defeats any logic.. He has been more consistent in winning matches then any of the top 5 batsman in the current ODI Team

Posted by   on (December 3, 2013, 10:10 GMT)

This is not ICC X1. This is IPL X1

Indian Players with some overseas Players.

No Ajmal in test. No Sangakara in Test No Naraine No Jhonoson

Come on ICC....

Posted by   on (December 3, 2013, 10:10 GMT)

ODI team without ODI run scoring machine, Virat is complete failure.

Posted by android_user on (December 3, 2013, 10:10 GMT)

who is best spinner thsn Ajmal? I think he deserve to be in both teams, how you can consider Ashwin better than Ajmal. wonderful selection.

Posted by satzzz on (December 3, 2013, 10:07 GMT)

ICC ODI Team

Kohli averages around 40 during this period which is way lesser than his career average and lesser than other batsmen during this phase.

Even Bailey averages in mid 40s during the same period.

No opener has a better stats than Dilshan(except Shikar of course) during the same phase. So, the 2nd opener role goes to him though he is not upto his best.

Misbah played very very slowly than his middle order counterparts and haven't won any matches(though he is the only good player of Pakistan, the team still haven't won when he batted).

Easily daylight comes between MS Dhoni and the other wicket keepers in the world in ODI. Who is the better man to lead the side than the captain of the team who won champions trophy.

Posted by   on (December 3, 2013, 10:07 GMT)

how is micheal hussey there he has retired right

Posted by shane-oh on (December 3, 2013, 10:05 GMT)

@ vivekre - Mitchell McClenghan is a player who burst onto the scene during this evaluation period, and in only 10 matches took 29 wickets at 16 apiece. Pretty impressive 12 months for him, I'd say if anything he was unlucky to only be 12th man!

Posted by cricketforpeace on (December 3, 2013, 10:02 GMT)

I fail to understand how Shivnaraine Chanderpal cannot find a place in the ICC playing eleven for the Tests. For the period to be considered, he has played 5 tests with one double century and two centuries. M Hussey of Australia during the same corresponding period has scored 3 centuries in the same number of test matches. Surely, Chanderpal deserves a place in the test playing eleven!

Posted by   on (December 3, 2013, 10:02 GMT)

ROFL For Graeme Swann in the test team...Ajmal should have been in the team in his place..The Master of Chases Kohli is not even in the ODI team ...What were the committe thinking ?? And as for the opposiition and Pitches why is even Ravi Ashwin even the 12th man than ?Half of his wickest have been against poor WI

Posted by   on (December 3, 2013, 10:00 GMT)

What were the criteria for the selection of these players. How Malinga, Starc and Anderson were included in ODI as their performance is less than some of the most prominent bowleras in that time. Also surprise to not see Ajmal in Test squad who has better record than swann....Perhaps, selection comittee was under pressure of cricket boards....................really funny selection

Posted by Rajgarg on (December 3, 2013, 10:00 GMT)

One can not justify Kohli's omission from one day team. Why he is no.1 batsman in ICC Ranking for one day if it is useless.

Posted by   on (December 3, 2013, 9:58 GMT)

What kind of selection is this? No Virat Kohli in ODI side!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Blade-Runner on (December 3, 2013, 9:57 GMT)

Guys, the selection is based on the performances or the players between August 7, 2012 and August 25, 2013, not the calendar year 2013.

Leading test batsmen - Clarke - 1559 , Cook -1246, Trott-1068, Bell- 960.

Leading ODI batsmen - Sanga - 956 , Dilshan -928, Misbah -910 , AB - 819 , Bell- 800.

So, here is the problem, How come Misbah who has scored 928 didn't make the ODI XI while Dhawan who has scored only 707 runs ?

Its pretty sad that Pakistani players always get the wrong end of the bargain most of the time.

How come Pujara who played only at home made the Test XI ? How come Dhoni made the Test XI ahead of Trott n Bell ?? AB is already there as the WK/Batsman and Whats Dhoni doing there ?

And for the people who harp on about Kohli's exclusion, He scored only 689 at an avg of 40.52.

Posted by apoorvasah on (December 3, 2013, 9:56 GMT)

Why the heck Mr. Hussey is in the list when the star batsman have taken retirement...rather sangakara should have been included in the list..

Posted by K_Srini on (December 3, 2013, 9:56 GMT)

Its not just surprising, rather shocking to see the exclusion of Virat Kohli in ODI squad. I don't think any batsman in that list deserves a place more than he does. An absolute match winner & the records speak for themselves.

Posted by satzzz on (December 3, 2013, 9:55 GMT)

This team selection looks very good and is based purely on performance during the specified period.

ICC Test Team Alastair Cook (capt), Pujara, Amla, Michael Clarke, ABD - All these people get selected naturally for their stats during this phase

Michael Hussey - Though played very minimum no of matches, he had an avg over 60 during the same phase and played few match winning innings

MS Dhoni - Best WK available(an attacking 200+ against the oz which setup the series and contrasting very slow 99 against poms)

Dale Steyn, James Anderson, Philander - Easily the best fast bowlers across the globe during this period. Ryan Harris has neither played handful no of matches to get a node in nor won any matches unlike Mr.Cricket

Graeme Swann - The only selection i am a little concerned about. Ashwin has few more wickets in lesser no of matches with better Avg and SR. Swann's performance in India might have got him in the list ahead of R Ashwin (12th man)

Thanks largely to statsguru.

Posted by   on (December 3, 2013, 9:53 GMT)

intresting to see sawan and ashwin are better than Saeed Ajmal, i can only take it as a joke nothing else. and the Indians can only perform at their own wickets except dhoni and dhawan, so kohli cannot be selected on his performance only in india.

Posted by   on (December 3, 2013, 9:52 GMT)

Where is Virat in the ODI team. the man who is making records after records is not in the ODI team is not understood??????

Posted by Thanju on (December 3, 2013, 9:49 GMT)

Dale willem steyn easily the best bowler of his generation

Posted by 504429641 on (December 3, 2013, 9:48 GMT)

@shane-oh - that was a good explanation by digging up stats, on why Kohli is not in the ODI XI. This should be the answer to all the ppl who think why Kohli is not in ODI XI.

to everyone - please consider the time period considered for this. it is 7 Aug 2012 to 25 Aug 2013. A highest run getter in year 2013 is not necessarily the highest run getter for the above time period. The Ind Vs Aus ODI run fest is outside the time period.

Posted by dogcatcher on (December 3, 2013, 9:47 GMT)

Some rather odd decisions with some players trading on reputation not performance. For example why is Cook in the side. In 2012 he averaged 48.03 & in 2013 36.28 vs Smith 48.52 & 46.50. I personally would have Smith in here as skipper (very underrated) but why discount Sangakkara who averaged 51.13 & 110.25 in those 2 years? For me Sangakkara would keep wicket too thus no space for Dhoni. Swann unfortunately is another I would most probably discard. He was outbowled by Monty Panesar in India & well below average in the recent Ashes test. I would lean towards Ajmal but to be honest he too did not have the best tour of South Africa. Open to suggestions here? Clarke has also had a poor (er by his standards - 47.77) 2013 though we could argue that his purple patch in 2012 more than makes up for any doubts. Hussey for me has no place in the team due to retirement & 1 appearance in 2013. Mighty fine average though at over 50.! Poor Chanderpaul perhaps needs mention, still aver. over 50!

Posted by Green_and_Gold on (December 3, 2013, 9:47 GMT)

With such an impressive test side i would rather have Clarke captain it. I like Cook and think he has done a good job for Eng however i just think that a more dynamic and aggressive captain would suit this team better. Wouldnt you love to see the worlds best 22 cricketers line up and have the captains pick them one at a time (school yard style).

Posted by Siva_Bala75 on (December 3, 2013, 9:45 GMT)

In the test team, who opens with Cook?

Posted by guptahitesh4u on (December 3, 2013, 9:43 GMT)

Virat kohli must be there in the ODI team

Posted by vivekre on (December 3, 2013, 9:43 GMT)

who is Mitchell McClenaghan ???? Ban def NZ this year, no player fro Bangladesh, very surprised!!!!!

Posted by   on (December 3, 2013, 9:42 GMT)

ODI team without Virak Kohli. Funny :P

Posted by indianNegro on (December 3, 2013, 9:42 GMT)

I feel they got it right for the TEST team of th year . For ODI Team .....No Kohli???? No Bailey????? Seriously something wrong ..

Posted by Fan1969 on (December 3, 2013, 9:39 GMT)

Kohli has been amazing in ODIs, especially chasing. Created world records of fastest to 15 hundreds, all resulting in victories, best chaser, fastest 100 while chasing. Finishes matches etc. and he is not in the ODI team for 2013! Chasing is also considered more difficult.

Kohli is ranked No.1 as ODI batsman. Obviously ICC ranking is useless in this panel's eyes.

Hugely disappointing from Kumble, Waqar, Graeme Pollock and company. Not expected from such eminent cricketers.

Posted by   on (December 3, 2013, 9:39 GMT)

No need of such 'meaningless' selection......just to maintain an equality, it seems. When you are banked on the performance of last one year, Kohli has the most impact as an ODI player during that period. If performance is the last criteria for selection, then atleast Kohli and Misbah are the automatic choices. No point putting Amla and Dilshan before them.

This selection is not at all a true reflection of Oneday cricket played in last one year !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

It will be some astonishing explanation for not selecting them.

Posted by ImYokesh91 on (December 3, 2013, 9:39 GMT)

Kholi should be 1st down player..he is consistently doing better performance in ODI.. especially when chasing.

Posted by Blue_eagel on (December 3, 2013, 9:39 GMT)

@Bladerunner.. Unfortunetly your team players doesn't not even know who to win in flat track itself.. and just recently we have won the Champions trophy in England and wait...... did India manage to beat your team Srilanka in a non-flat track on Jun-Jul 2013 and prove that they know the formula of wining irrespective to the ptches/conditions... And why your players ar not even manage to score in their home country itself.. whereas even if virat/ Rohit are flat track bullies, they are more formidable than dilshan/Kumar provided the home advantages.. virat's 5000 runs and 18 centuries which I believe more than the above mentioned Srilankan player will speak the facts.....

Posted by Fast_Track_Bully on (December 3, 2013, 9:38 GMT)

Actually Mathews needs to be in the team as captain! Look at SL how the prospered in Tests and well placed below WI. May be Sangakkara got selected because of that. Also, in ODIs Mathews trying hard to place SL where they needs to be. Hopefully we can see them below NZ in that table!

Posted by   on (December 3, 2013, 9:36 GMT)

It is very strange to see the ODI team with out the VIRAT Kohli ? What a joke! He has been very consistent for the past 3 years and during this period as well. I think not all people in the list are not perfect selection to the ODI team!

Posted by wapuser on (December 3, 2013, 9:34 GMT)

Indian fanboys calm your horses! What you are forgetting to understand is the performance period was over before Virat went berserk!! That's why Dhawan finds a spot whereas Virat and Rohit done. There's a big difference between the calendar year and the cricketing year.. So relax! He'll be nominated next year

Posted by   on (December 3, 2013, 9:31 GMT)

Swann and Ashwin in test team but not Ajmal? Seriously? This is a joke by Mr. Anil Kumble. Hats off to your childish selection..

Posted by   on (December 3, 2013, 9:30 GMT)

How can we have an ODI team without Virat Kohli.

He should have been first Pick.

Posted by   on (December 3, 2013, 9:28 GMT)

What biased selection. Misbah has 12 ODI fifties this year equalling Sachin's record which I am sure he will break and still he not a part of the ODI team. He alongside Kohli and Rohit Sharma are amongst the hisghest run getters this year. They do deserved to be a part of this team.

Posted by 504429641 on (December 3, 2013, 9:27 GMT)

Agree with most of the selections in ODI and Test except may be Kohli. But Kumble has clearly said that the factors like the opposition, pitch conditions, match situation and the like, are considered. So may be Kohli (also Bailey) missed out since most of his matches and runs are in sub-continent. Shikhar Dhawan scored runs in India as well as in England (champions trophy). So has edged out others for opening slot.

@Usman Ghani - About Dhoni, there are many matches where he won India single handedly in the past year. For eg: 1st test against Australia in Chennai with a double hundred. In ODI's, 139* Vs Aus and a few other 50+ scores.

Posted by shane-oh on (December 3, 2013, 9:25 GMT)

@ jitz (and many others) - I was a bit surprised to not see Kohli there initially, until I checked his stats and realised the period being judged was a rare period of under achievement by him (and I mean underachievement by his exceptional standards). He only averaged 40 during that time with 2 hundreds. Now he has found his mojo again, I'd be surprised if he doesn't make it in the next year.

Posted by imtiazjaleel on (December 3, 2013, 9:23 GMT)

DHONI is automatic choice, because he is the CAPTAIN but i thought VIRAT KOHLI- should have been included in ODI in place of Sangakarra.

Posted by   on (December 3, 2013, 9:22 GMT)

Where is the Kohli, the world's No. 1 player forgot

Posted by sidh78 on (December 3, 2013, 9:21 GMT)

@dear vivfan plz tell me england and west indies where INDIA won CT 2013 & tri series are come OUTSIDE INDIA OR INSIDE INDIA. according to my knoweldge it comes outside india but now i am confused when you say india can not win outside india. so friend plz tell me so i can correct my geographical knoweldge.btw fyi sir jadeja was man of the series in CT in Engaland and also check the record of indias' tour of SA in 2011(test series draw 1-1. but draw test dominate by india.bad light and rain save SA from defeat in draw test and in series)

Posted by   on (December 3, 2013, 9:21 GMT)

I DON'T THINK James Anderson, R Ashwin have a place in TEST format...

Posted by KalypZone on (December 3, 2013, 9:20 GMT)

Very disgusting to see Virat Kohli left out from ODI playing eleven, being the No. 1 ODI player, there is no meaning of making a world eleven without him.

Posted by   on (December 3, 2013, 9:20 GMT)

Kohli not there? And dhawan and Jadeja in. a ODI team. OOppps :P

Posted by espncricinfomobile on (December 3, 2013, 9:20 GMT)

The most surprising exclusion is Misbah, who was the leading run scorer and averages 58 (4th best in top 50 listing) in the period being reviewed. Ppl who are surprised on virat's exclusion, who might be the best batsman in the world at the moment, they should go and check his performance, averages 40 and stands 13th in the list of leading batsman.

Posted by   on (December 3, 2013, 9:17 GMT)

Pakistan beat West Indies in West Indies. Okay. Not a big deal right?. Beat number 1 test team in a test match right. Beat them also in a 3 match series. Saeed Ajmal took 37 wickets outside home!. With 5 matches being against number 1 team South Africa. I feel that Misbah Ul Haq being 39 years old and averaging 47 in test with 5/7 games against Number 1 side South Africa. I just feel that Pakistan has been hard done by.

Posted by   on (December 3, 2013, 9:16 GMT)

I'm mostly okay with the list but NO KOHLI? You have got to be kidding. Forget the stats, the man's probably WON (and I mean single-crazy-handedly) more matches than Amla, Sanga,Dilshan might have played last years (No disrespect to Amla and Sanga. Dilshan's just an ODI specialist)

Posted by satishchandar on (December 3, 2013, 9:16 GMT)

Just felt the choices should be as per position. Amla opens in ODI and scores big. He hould be there either for Dhawan or for Dilshan but not at 3. Virat deserves the no.3 lot. No opener in tests. They included Pujara again based on form and notfor position. Given how many tests M Hussey played this year to deserve slot in tests shows how other no.5.

Would rate Ajmal better than Swann on every condition. Might have tempted to remove MSD from test team and add one more batsman there. ABD would keep wickets and Clarke would captain.

Posted by bestbuddy on (December 3, 2013, 9:16 GMT)

Read the article people - only innings between Aug 2012 and Aug 2013 were counted. During this time Kohli only averaged 40, while Bailey averaged 46, but only scored 550 runs. Sangakkara was the leading runs scorer during this period. The only questionable one is Dhawan, as he was actually outperformed by Misbah and Bell, playing in worse odi teams than Dhawan. Anderson took 61 wickets in that period, while Swann took 60, alot of which were away from home. And harris might count himself unlucky, but he only played 4 tests in swinging english conditions, not enough to be considered

Posted by drpramit on (December 3, 2013, 9:15 GMT)

Among those who are not selected in the test team are : S Dhawan 1 1 187 187.00 S Chanderpaul 4 5 488 162.66 LD Chandimal 3 4 304 152.00 Thirimanne 3 6 268 89.33

If hussey is in team why not chanderpaul ? probably they might have taken a criteria of min. 10 innings, but the difference of run between them is very narrow, similarly cook is in the team because he has higher avg compare to other openers. du plessis avg is better than both amla & de velliers in the given period, sangakara too has a good avg of about 61 in the given period :D

Posted by Mindmeld on (December 3, 2013, 9:15 GMT)

Lets see how Dhoni goes when playing on normal wickets with boundaries further than 20 metres away. It is a joke that the very man who orders these flat tracks in India gets repeatedly rewarded by the system. And don't give me the nonsense that the Champions Trophy was anything but a bunch of dry turners. It is anyone's guess why the admin decided to trot those out in England of all places. I have a fair idea why, but any attempt to put it down here will mean this post will never go up.

Posted by   on (December 3, 2013, 9:15 GMT)

aug2012-aug2013

MISBAH scored >1000 runs (all AWAY from HOME) at an average of 55+ and SR 70+ and he still cant make the list..

I know no-one in pakistan likes him ... seems it the same in India

Posted by   on (December 3, 2013, 9:13 GMT)

kohli's exclusion from ODI xi and sanga,s exclution from test xi are debatable

Posted by   on (December 3, 2013, 9:13 GMT)

How can you not have Virat Kohli or Rohit Sharma in ODI team? Or not have Ashwin, who ICC themselves rank as #1 all-rounder in Test XI? Swann ahead of Ajmal? & where is Bailey?

weird, to put it mildly.

Posted by Yousafahmed11 on (December 3, 2013, 9:13 GMT)

Rohit must replace Dilshan and Kohli must replace Sangakkara in ODIs

Posted by first_slip on (December 3, 2013, 9:10 GMT)

@Aryan Sarkar, so you Think Indian Players Put bat to ball I England,Australia and South Africa? then why they loose matches on those countries (wholesale), check the states of Dilshan in Australia,Englan and SA. get you facts right before commenting pal.. cricinfo pls publish

Posted by   on (December 3, 2013, 9:09 GMT)

Why i was included in test or ODI? I can play better cricket than few guys in the squad?

Posted by Yousufahmed1 on (December 3, 2013, 9:09 GMT)

Definition of LEGEND in Sri Lanka. Any batsman who has an average of 30 is a Legend of the game. LOL. Going by that definition every team in the world even ZIm and BAN has at least 5-6 LEGENDS in their team and top teams are carrying 8 LEGENDS every time they take the field. LOL.

Posted by Bladerunners on (December 3, 2013, 9:08 GMT)

@Pull-shot,a keeper from bd also scored a 200 in our country.dont you think its unfair!?

Posted by Bladerunners on (December 3, 2013, 9:02 GMT)

@Blue Eagle,those player u mentioned r flattrack bullies.they only do well in ind.you should remember sanga's 134*in eng.@Aryan sarkar your team lost to bd last time.do u rmembr.

Posted by JamesSmithee on (December 3, 2013, 9:02 GMT)

Men, this is not a real team. This shows best performers during the last year. Thats all.

Posted by   on (December 3, 2013, 9:00 GMT)

Ajmal not in test is strange thing. But if it was not ajmal then Ashwin should be in playing 11.

Very shocking to see no Virat Kohli in Odi team. And may be misbah as well. and in odi bowling Anderson & Mitchel starc . strange but any way its up to the selectors.

Posted by   on (December 3, 2013, 9:00 GMT)

Awful selection and very much surprised with the team.....totally biased. Question marks on Micheal Hussey, Graeme Swann and James Anderson in Tests and Shikhar Dhawan, Ravindra Jadeja, Mitchell Starc, Lasith Malinga and Mitchell McClenaghan in ODIs. Selection should be consistent with ICC ratings other wise there is no point of having it and not being followed. Following should be included Herath/Saeed Ajmal, Sangakkara and J.Broad/Harris in test and Virat Kholi/Misbah/Bailey, Shakib Al Hasan, S.T. Finn, D.W. Steyn for ODIs.

Posted by espncricinfomobile on (December 3, 2013, 8:59 GMT)

This is not rite its just so unfair with ajmal i think he deserves to be in test team because swaan hasn't really performed well enough to deserve this while saeed is the best bowler in pak team. Nd btw who is this 12 man in odi team if he was so brilliant why isn't he famous ?:p

Posted by drpramit on (December 3, 2013, 8:59 GMT)

Why dont they put stats along with selected player so that we can understand better the basis of selection, lets have a look at avg & runs of selected players- Test matches - batsmen Alastair Cook- 44.85, 1256 (15 matches & 29 inn) Cheteshwar Pujara- 82.53, 1073 (10 matches & 17 inn) Hashim Amla- 69.5, 973 (9 matches & 15 inn) Michael Clarke-70.86, 1559 (14 & 26) Michael Hussey-75.28, 527 (6 & 10) AB de Villiers- 62.76, 816 (9 & 15) MS Dhoni- 58.33, 700 (10 & 15)

Posted by yasid on (December 3, 2013, 8:58 GMT)

The ICC Awards 2013 take into account the performance of Players and Officials between 7 August 2012 to 25 August 2013 and not a calendar year.

Leading Run getters in this period

956 Sangakkara 928 Dilshan 910 Misbah 826 Bell 819 ABD

Best Average in this period (Min 500 Runs)

71.38 Dilshan 65.90 Trott 63.73 Sangakkara 54.38 Dhawan 53.52 Misbah

Virat Kohli in this period scored 689 runs @ 40.52.

Posted by Nutcutlet on (December 3, 2013, 8:57 GMT)

Well, it passes the time. Most people don't get paid for doodlinga few names on the back of a spare menu, in discussion with a few mates in the pub. What does it mean? Who cares. All I know is that the ICC could use its funds more cannily than this.

Posted by TommytuckerSaffa on (December 3, 2013, 8:56 GMT)

Nice bit of comedy in the morning to read. Teams must have been picked by the BCCI themselves.

Pujara being selected was a special laugh for me, a player who compiled most his runs in India. And then we have Dhoni and AB selected in the same Test team but both are wicketkeepers - that makes no sense. You can get AB to keep then get a better batter than Dhoni or pick another bowler. Then having 3 Wicketkeepers in the ODI squad was even funnier and the fact that Misbhah was not selected smacks of arrogance.

Posted by   on (December 3, 2013, 8:55 GMT)

Strange to see Dilshan in ODI team? and Dhoni in test team?

Posted by   on (December 3, 2013, 8:55 GMT)

where is kohli ?????? no.1 batsmen in the world . and what is use of jadega, already there r 5 bowlers.

Posted by Bladerunners on (December 3, 2013, 8:53 GMT)

@Aryan Sarkar,you team lost to BD last time.so stop your nonsense.@Blue_Eagle,those player you mention r flat track bully in their own condition.do you remember sanga's134* in eng?

Posted by ubl2729 on (December 3, 2013, 8:52 GMT)

no 1 batsman kholi ? what a joke

Posted by Somil_20 on (December 3, 2013, 8:50 GMT)

How come there is no mention of Virat Kohli in the ODI squad...he is any day better in all the departments of the game, be it fielding, bowling or batting when compared with Amla and Sanga, no disrespect to either of the two and their record and class, but Kohli definately is a worthier candidate.

Posted by espncricinfomobile on (December 3, 2013, 8:49 GMT)

how swann came ahead of sunil narine and saeed ajmal? and i think sangakara should have been in test team and kohali in 50 over side in place of sanga.

Posted by   on (December 3, 2013, 8:49 GMT)

Without Kohli and Baily how they select the ODI Team??? & Without Misbah and Sangakara Test Team who are the selectors??? ooppppssss Kumble, Waqar Younis, Alec Stewart, Graeme Pollock, Catherine Campbell.

And what MS Dhoni is doing in both teams??? Is there any mach wining performance by Dhoni in that period of time???

Posted by RyanHarrisGreatCricketer on (December 3, 2013, 8:49 GMT)

I just cannot understand how come Ryan Harris is not in the test xi and Virat Kohli is not in the odi xi

Posted by   on (December 3, 2013, 8:49 GMT)

Without Kohli and Baily how they select the ODI Team??? & Without Misbah and Sangakara Test Team who are the selectors??? ooppppssss Kumble, Waqar Younis, Alec Stewart, Graeme Pollock, Catherine Campbell.

And what MS Dhoni is doing in both teams??? Is there any mach wining performance by Dhoni in that period of time???

Posted by I-Like-Cricket on (December 3, 2013, 8:48 GMT)

Can't understand how Jimmy Anderson has been included ahead of Harris. Anderson has only had about 3 good performances with the ball in the last year and has played around twice the matches. And how can Kholi and Bailey not be in the ODI team of the year? This is a joke.

Posted by Notredam on (December 3, 2013, 8:48 GMT)

@tovvala...- jadeja is picked because he is highest wicket taker in ODI..He has 50 wickets with economy of 4.1. And average of 23. Most of them played on Flat track indian pitches..Addtionally he had great Test series against aussies 26 wickets in 4 tests..But unfortunately he didnt play many matches to be considered for tests..Yes i agree with you kohli should be there,.,But not at expense of Jadeja, It must be at expense of Sangakkara..Clear

Posted by -Otuwa- on (December 3, 2013, 8:48 GMT)

Can't understand what over rated Jadeja is doing in the ODI team,And Pujara on opening position is the joke of the decade.

Posted by pull_shot on (December 3, 2013, 8:46 GMT)

Those who question dhoni's place in test team Name best innings by wicket keeper than 229 vs Australia and he had scored 99 vs england and some good 50's

Posted by JoseDavis on (December 3, 2013, 8:45 GMT)

How Dhoni got a place in test squad. He cannot be included as a good wicket keeper or as a good test batsman.

Why Kholi, the number one batsman in ODI, is not in the list???

Posted by sidh78 on (December 3, 2013, 8:45 GMT)

@dear vivfan INDIA won Champions trophy 2013 in ENGALAND and tri series in WEST INDIES. I think engaland , west indies are outside of india and you say that india can not win OUTSIDE INDIA. or now ENGALAND WEST INDIES come inside india according to you.so friend enyone told me who is right, I or the great vivfan.

Posted by   on (December 3, 2013, 8:42 GMT)

Get entertained with the list...thats all !

Posted by jitz on (December 3, 2013, 8:41 GMT)

Why not kohil in ODI TEAM he is top in the ranking and performer in the period taken for consedaration for selection and what is dilshan doing in ODI team? see the rankings http://www.espncricinfo.com/rankings/content/page/211270.html

Posted by neilvirani on (December 3, 2013, 8:41 GMT)

Have people actually read the article? The period under question is August - August, which won't include the recent SA/Pak and Ind/Aus series.

Kohli has been magnificent recently, but was not in the same form in the Champions Trophy which would be the big factor in the ODI team. Quality of opposition would also matter and the only time Pak played quality in Tests, they got hammered by SA.

Teams seem pretty reasonable to me, though there are a few who maybe missed out. I think Irfan and Bell been excellent this year and can feel unlucky. Also seems strange to have Pujara opening and Amla at 3.

Posted by LongLiveTestCricket on (December 3, 2013, 8:40 GMT)

Sangakkara in place of Dhoni & Ajmal/Irfan in place of Ashwin/ Philander in test team. Kohli & Junaid in the ODI team of Amla & Starc.

Posted by   on (December 3, 2013, 8:40 GMT)

Sakib must in ODI team in place of Jadeja

Posted by   on (December 3, 2013, 8:40 GMT)

most funny selection in the year......... no virat & Rh sharma...........

Posted by FurqanKhan on (December 3, 2013, 8:39 GMT)

Lolzz... I wonder wht stats they hav seen...may b misbah kohli not there because the selection is based from aug 12 to aug 13...but how dhoni got into test wickt keepr...AB is easily the best in ths regard as he has been doing it... 4, 5 rathr unexpectd entries in odis with jimmy, mclhgn, starc, dilshan etc... Apart from pujara...test team is gud...whr saeed ajmal cud easily hav made it as R ashwin struggled against england in ths period but had success against out of sorts , having greatest spin horrors aussies...!!!!

Posted by   on (December 3, 2013, 8:38 GMT)

Swann preferred over Ajmal ?? ... i mean seriously ? Ajmals class is way better then that of swanns class...You select a bowler who goes for 100 runs without taking a wicket in the ashes over a bowler who changes the course of the game in just mere deliveries ? there is no wonder ICC has Lost it !!!

Posted by Siddiee on (December 3, 2013, 8:37 GMT)

siri12345 @ though i dont consider it too big an achievement but kohli has scored a lot against sri lanka and in sri lanka too. Since these matches were played on same pitches then what is the reason for kohli scoring more and winning more MOM as against any other sri lankan batsmen. If playing in India is not tough, again i might agree with you, howcome sri lanka hasnt ever won a test match in India. As for Sachin, Dravid and Laxman, we rate them high as they maintained a healthy average overseas, tell me a single sri lankan batsmen that comes close. As for this selection, Dhoni cant be in test team and no ODI team can be complete without Kohli irrespective of the period given hi consistence over 4-5 years.

Posted by maheshkumar.de on (December 3, 2013, 8:35 GMT)

This is how my XIs.

test team: ABD for Dhoni. Michael Hussey has retired. Ajmal should be ahaed of swann.

ODI: dhawan is fine since he played well in England in champions tropy (batsman of the tournment) and has since played many good innings.

Misbah and Kohli should replace Sanga and dilshan. Junaid should replace anderson.

Posted by   on (December 3, 2013, 8:33 GMT)

Awful selection and very much surprised with the team.....totally biased. Question marks on Micheal Hussey, Graeme Swann and James Anderson in Tests and Shikhar Dhawan, Ravindra Jadeja, Mitchell Starc, Lasith Malinga and Mitchell McClenaghan in ODIs. Selection should be consistent with ICC ratings other wise there is no point of having it and not being followed. Following should be included Herath/Saeed Ajmal, Sangakkara and J.Broad/Harris in test and Virat Kholi/Misbah/Bailey, Shakib Al Hasan, S.T. Finn, D.W. Steyn for ODIs.

Posted by CrICkeeet on (December 3, 2013, 8:33 GMT)

What Starc Dilshan doing in the ODI team?

Posted by   on (December 3, 2013, 8:32 GMT)

The 3rd ranked batsman by the ICC is Shivanarine Chanderpaul and for the period under review West Indies p;ayed in only four tests and Shiv played in all batted five times scored 488 rus with three centuries wirh an average of 162.67 which is even better than Bradman like test average and cannot make the ICC Test side.Ah come on ICC........................

Posted by Dilseben on (December 3, 2013, 8:32 GMT)

Well based on the time frame that they have mentioned, the choice of teams seems quite justified. Though I would like to know how did they come up with this particular period every year in the first place??? People might question as to why Kohli & Irfan didnt make it in the ODI squad. I feel Irfan could have been there but I feel the judges gave importance to Avg rather than economy, which is understandable. As for Kohli not being here is quite justifiable

Posted by   on (December 3, 2013, 8:32 GMT)

Those quesdtion Jimmy Anderson in ODI XI check his record:

Mat Inns Overs Mdns Runs Wkts BBI Ave Econ SR 4 5 15 14 117.3 7 521 29 5/34 17.96 4.43 24.3 1 1

Mighty impressive

Junaid Khan is this :

19 19 156.4 15 773 35 4/43 22.08 4.93 26.8 1 0

Very good but not as good as Jimmy

Posted by   on (December 3, 2013, 8:31 GMT)

then mr siri your any medicore lanka player dont deserve a place in both squad because you cant win aginst bangladesh and kiwi c team in your own den and in 7 th place at tests. viv fan india win champions trophy in england and no 1 and2 in odi and tests.

Posted by Blue_eagel on (December 3, 2013, 8:30 GMT)

@Bladerunner How come a over rated batsmen like Kumar Sangakkara and dilshan were in ODI XI where as the performer of the year like Rohit and Virat who had perfomed good in champions trophy were not included... Lolzzzz

Posted by Kingzzzz on (December 3, 2013, 8:29 GMT)

Cannot believe Mushfiqur Rahim has not been picked. Its a shame some countries don't play enough test matches because its always these countries England, India and Australia since they play all the matches. Cricket needs to spread otherwise the sport will die.

Posted by android_user on (December 3, 2013, 8:28 GMT)

Ma test team cook amla pujara sanga clarke hussey jadeja philander swann ajmal steyn

Posted by   on (December 3, 2013, 8:28 GMT)

VIrat is not in the ODI team????????? Come on ICC. Misbah,Junaid,BAiley they are the best performers in ODis but not in the team,that seems pathetic. Saeed Ajmal must be included in test team as well,Dhoni inclusion in test squad is also questionable.

Posted by backwardpoint on (December 3, 2013, 8:27 GMT)

Reg test: I think the choice of wicket keeper is very poor considering that they are looking at pitch, match conditions, opposition and the like. Dhoni picks himself in ODI on any given day but tests and that too in the ICC world XI? Questionable. Only saving grace was that the team played all of the matches in India and hence he got a look in - but that basically negates their own incredible logic on opposition, different pitches and match conditions. I can think of a few names who did decently - Prior. Haddin perhaps came in a bit late. Wade did a bit but not a great deal.

Posted by   on (December 3, 2013, 8:26 GMT)

Sorry, for the previous comment but according to the statistic the selection is perfect, Virat has to work hard in the next time!

http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/stats/index.html?class=2;spanmax1=25+Aug+2013;spanmin1=7+Aug+2012;spanval1=span;template=results;type=batting

Posted by   on (December 3, 2013, 8:25 GMT)

No Rohit Sharma , Virat Kohli , Misbah ul Haq have not been opted over others and I am suprised over Mike Hussey in the Test XI

Posted by amardeep84 on (December 3, 2013, 8:25 GMT)

@ImiiJaved: As there are only three positions in the middle order and sanga, AB, Amla, Misbah all have almost same numbers.But misbah's strike rate is too low compared to other three in current situation.So i think that may be the factor. All four are great players, one has to miss out. This time its Misbah.

Posted by   on (December 3, 2013, 8:25 GMT)

Why is there no Kohli in the ODI team, He's made for ODIS!!

Posted by   on (December 3, 2013, 8:25 GMT)

Why kumble and other counter parts not selected Virat Kohil in ICC ODI Team of the year?He has scored more than one thousand runs in current year.Why they have selected Ravinder Jadeja I dont know?

Posted by   on (December 3, 2013, 8:25 GMT)

No Rohit Sharma , Virat Kohli , Misbah ul Haq have not been opted over others and I am suprised over Mike Hussey in the Test XI

Posted by   on (December 3, 2013, 8:24 GMT)

If u consider the Performances between August 7, 2012 and August 25, 2013... Then Virat Kohli should be picked in ODI team, by reducing a bowler...

Posted by MOHDsarfaraz on (December 3, 2013, 8:23 GMT)

Without Kohli there will be no "perfect' 'ODI team anywhere in the world, there are lots of ODI Teams in world they are good, better but the "perfection" comes with Kohli,

Posted by DaveFish on (December 3, 2013, 8:23 GMT)

No.1 Test team....Smith has surly shown his stuff as opener and captain....why does new boy Cheteshwar Pujara get the spot??? Michael Hussey, what a joke...he should have had a special mention that's all and Kumar Sangakkara should replace him. Saeed Ajmal should replace Swann. Rather have Kallis or Bell as 12th Man making up a more complete side.

ODI side...who is Mitchell McClenaghan?

Posted by pitch_curator on (December 3, 2013, 8:19 GMT)

@Mayank_Saxena1286 - Did you bother to check the dates in which the performances are considered?? 07 Aug 2012 to 25 Aug 2013. Now will you bother to check the performances of the players you mentioned?

Posted by pcraju on (December 3, 2013, 8:17 GMT)

This team is selected more from the ICC players rankings i guess. Kohli should have been there definitely. Shikhar Dhawan may be consistent after he has joined the team but how many matches he has played and against what kind of oppositions and the venues matter as well. He need to still establish himself before he can be in ICC player's list. Kallis should have been there in Test Side. Dilshan is not that consistent. Starc also is not that great. Kohli not appearing in any individual awards is a bit of disappointment.

Posted by   on (December 3, 2013, 8:15 GMT)

@Amit Verma, Because Sangakkara is not a test keeper. Prasanna Jayawardena keeps

Posted by   on (December 3, 2013, 8:14 GMT)

Misbah is 3rd on the top run scorers list in the given period. 910 runs in 22 innings. He should have made the cut had the selectors gone for an extra batsman. AB Devilliers has less runs than him but he makes the cut of his superior strike rate and match-winning abilities.

I still believe Misbah should have been at least the 12th man. There are already 5 bowlers + Dilshan in the playing XI. So picking another bowler as the 12th man doesn't make sense.

They should have instead picked a batsman as the 12th man. And that should have been Misbah, as per the stats in the period 7th August 2012 to 25th August 2013.

Posted by Bladerunners on (December 3, 2013, 8:10 GMT)

How come a flat track odi bully like MS DHONI is on test eleven.what did he do in test nd someone like pujara in the eleven without playing outside india?kumar sanga should b in wckt keeper slot.

Posted by   on (December 3, 2013, 8:09 GMT)

pretty decent team selections but how Kohli isn't in the ODI team of the year is beyond me… he IS the best ODI batsmen this year. also would have had siddle in front of James Anderson.

Posted by rajatmehra on (December 3, 2013, 8:09 GMT)

How on earth have they selected Pujara as an opener when he actually plays at No. 3 in the India team? Moreover, I don't think MSD deserves selection in the Test team. It should have been Matt Prior.

Posted by   on (December 3, 2013, 8:06 GMT)

We have had some phenominal performances this year from kohli, Bailey ,Ian bell, misbah ,disagree with odi team specially can't understand why we have dilshan and sangakkara. No doubt about their talent but shouldn't have had for this year. Lets not to forget that shikar dhawan yet to prove outside Indian pitches but still deserves to be in the odi eleven .

Posted by   on (December 3, 2013, 8:06 GMT)

No Kohli with his record performance? not a good selection!

Posted by Sachit1979 on (December 3, 2013, 8:06 GMT)

Misbah Ul Haq and Virat Kohli should have been there in ICC ODI XI instead of Dilshan and Dhawan. In test XI also I doubt on Dhoni's place as keeper. I believe AB De Villiers should have sealed keeper spot there with Ian Bell in the squad who had great Ashes series. Other notable absentees are Rangan Herath in test XI and Sunil Narine in ODI XI.

Posted by   on (December 3, 2013, 8:05 GMT)

What is James Anderson doing in the ODI team? Shouldnt Md Irfan or Junaid Khan grab that spot?

Posted by   on (December 3, 2013, 8:05 GMT)

dilsan and malinga both poor selection, one will get wickets by hammering and the other cany get bat to bowl in seaming conditions.

Posted by Nishara_Silva on (December 3, 2013, 8:05 GMT)

Kumar Sangakkara,"The player of the year 2012" has not been included in the ICC Test team.Miss you Sanga.You are much better than the selected players.

Posted by   on (December 3, 2013, 8:04 GMT)

Un-Understandable Criteria of Selection, U cant make a TEST team without Saeed Ajmal, U cant make an ODI team without Kohli, Misbah, Junaid, Bhuvenshwar.

Why Swann in Tests & Starc, McClenaghan in ODIs ? I wonder . . . . .

Posted by   on (December 3, 2013, 8:04 GMT)

why not viral the no 1 batting meastro !!! in the odi squad

Posted by   on (December 3, 2013, 8:03 GMT)

well these figures looks purely on statistics n if u see the stats thn it looks right..bt if u see the impact n popularity of players thn u will surely think tht its not just..

Posted by Mayank_Saxena1286 on (December 3, 2013, 8:02 GMT)

This is not a good selection at all, The ICC panel should select teams again. World's Current best ODI batsman Virat Kohli not in the ODI team but a rubbish selection done by the panel, Virat kohli, Rohit Sharma & Misbah should definitely be selected in ODI Team. Mitchell Starc, James Anderson, Mitchell McClenaghan why they are selected in the ODI Team there is no place for these players in ODI. what Michael Hussey in the Test Team he is retired around 10 months back, Ian Bell should be there in place of Hussey & Saeed ajmal should be selected in place of Graeme Swann.

Posted by siri12345 on (December 3, 2013, 8:02 GMT)

excellent decision by icc to leave out kohli from the odi team.it seems icc have taken the nature of pitch into consideration at last and considering the type of wicket where kohli has played his majority of cricket its a perfect decision by the icc.there is a indian dude named something like dravid sachin plastic or watever who hav asked a question a couple of days ago in another forum.how can a guy who avg 33 be called a legend in sl????????/ur answer only if u understand cricket.go and check the average of total scores made in india and srilanka in all the games played upto today.taking the relativity of avg score made in india and srilanka and their player,s avg u will shocked to find avg of 55 in ind will be equal to avg of 25 in srilanka pitches and hope u get ur answer.cricinfo plz publish.

Posted by siri12345 on (December 3, 2013, 8:01 GMT)

excellent decision by icc to leave out kohli from the odi team.it seems icc have taken the nature of pitch into consideration at last and considering the type of wicket where kohli has played his majority of cricket its a perfect decision by the icc.there is a indian dude named something like dravid sachin plastic or watever who hav asked a question a couple of days ago in another forum.how can a guy who avg 33 be called a legend in sl????????/ur answer only if u understand cricket.go and check the average of total scores made in india and srilanka in all the games played upto today.taking the relativity of avg score made in india and srilanka and their player,s avg u will shocked to find avg of 55 in ind will be equal to avg of 25 in srilanka pitches and hope u get ur answer.cricinfo plz publish.

Posted by   on (December 3, 2013, 8:01 GMT)

if a retired HUSSEY can be in test squad why not SACHIN. ans surely Sangakara should be a part of 11. Also KOHLI not in ODI -- rubbish selection

Posted by ImiiJaved on (December 3, 2013, 8:01 GMT)

@amardeep, well then justify the exclusion of Misbah ul Haq as well..?? Because your query shows pretty clearly that the postion at which Misbah plays, he has the most runs to this name for that period of time.

Posted by   on (December 3, 2013, 8:01 GMT)

Very Happy to see Few Indians in Test and One day squad but the only Sad thing is None of our fast bowlers got place into these squad. when will they get a place in this squad

Posted by   on (December 3, 2013, 8:00 GMT)

Why is hashim amla at no.3 in the odi team? he doesn't bat at 3 in odis. shouldn't an opener be selected for the opener's spot? no disrespect to pujara's steller year though!

Posted by cg.dhanasekar on (December 3, 2013, 8:00 GMT)

oh noooooooooo....Virat Kohli should be in ODI team of the year.

Posted by WalkingWicket11 on (December 3, 2013, 7:59 GMT)

How did they arbitrarily choose the dates August 7 2012 to August 25 2013. It's not a calendar year, it doesn't span a "season". What's special about these dates?

Posted by   on (December 3, 2013, 7:57 GMT)

ridiculous selection i haven`t seen such bizarre team.How on earth muhammad irfan is not picked in the odi line up and misbah ul haq in the odi tooo and how ashwin and swann gets thier selection over ajmal in test squad and apart from ICC CHAMPIONS TROPHY 2013 what jadeja has done ryan mclaren must have given chance over jadeja for his all round performence

Posted by BSankar on (December 3, 2013, 7:57 GMT)

What is the point of just naming the side if you don't have matches played with Rest of the World. That will be an amazing feast for cricket lovers.

Posted by kdevil3 on (December 3, 2013, 7:57 GMT)

No kohli is bit a surprise, No rohit not a surprise ..time of selection aug to aug will be a factor

Posted by   on (December 3, 2013, 7:56 GMT)

how could dhoni come ahead of sangakkara in the test team and how is the absence of kholi from the odi team justified?

Posted by vikart on (December 3, 2013, 7:56 GMT)

On ODI side, I think Kohli has to be in for Dlishan with Amla as opener and Kohli at one down. On the other side, for last some years I cannot find any point of selecting such ICC teams every year, given that they no longer going to play any game as a team ( they did play matches for couple of years against no 1 ranked team ). Is that for a fantasy league! .. come on ICC, use this time, money and energy for something good.

Posted by   on (December 3, 2013, 7:55 GMT)

Mitchell McClenaghan is a cricketer I suppose. Hes in the test team so he must be.

Posted by   on (December 3, 2013, 7:55 GMT)

Irfan vs Starc in ODIs.. Starc would win.. Superior bowling average in the concerned period+better strike rate plus much better batsmanand fielder. in

Posted by   on (December 3, 2013, 7:54 GMT)

Misbah losing out to ab devilliers might be explained despite the fact that he has been the leading run scorer for almost the entire year. But no Kohli? Can't come to terms with that one.

Posted by vikram1992 on (December 3, 2013, 7:52 GMT)

are u Kidding? DILSHAN in place of KOHLI in ODI squad.kohli is way better technically and a consistent performer shocked to see that he has been omitted.

Posted by   on (December 3, 2013, 7:51 GMT)

What happens if a test team merely have played one or two matches for the period?? It should be decided on any players average in the said period. I feel Kumar Sangakkara and Rangana Herath should be in the Test Team.

Posted by Vivfan on (December 3, 2013, 7:51 GMT)

I would not include any Indian batsman or bowler in World XI for any format as they can't play outside India. We will see how they perform in SA,

Posted by   on (December 3, 2013, 7:50 GMT)

Where is Virat Kohli.. The best player in indian Lineup....

Posted by   on (December 3, 2013, 7:50 GMT)

why there is no virat kohli in odi tea? what selectors are doing by not electing virat kohli? on which criteria they eliminated virat kohli? there must be some specific clarification regarding selecting and eliminating some of players.

Posted by jaffarkhan on (December 3, 2013, 7:50 GMT)

Strange that No Kohli in ODI's even after his superb performance 115,14,68*,61,100*,68,115*,0,86,99,19

Posted by   on (December 3, 2013, 7:50 GMT)

Misbah during the period in question averages ~54 (very good) but has a strike rate of 70 (woeful for top order batsmen). Though Misbah is surrounded by pathetic batsmen and that is one reason for that low strike rate but Misbah's game is also somewhat contributing to that woeful strike rate.. When you compare him other contenders like ABD or MSD or Sanga for #4 or #5 or #6 he is bound to lose out !! A good candidate but thatz about it

Posted by   on (December 3, 2013, 7:50 GMT)

LOOK AT Vernon Philander''s stats during that period

7 13 236.5 65 597 33 5/7 9/99 18.09 2.52 43.0 3 0

Posted by   on (December 3, 2013, 7:49 GMT)

Are you kidding me ? No Virat Kohli in ODI team?

Posted by ImiiJaved on (December 3, 2013, 7:49 GMT)

Are you kidding, No Misbah and Kohli in ODI who are the best performers of 2013 and back bones of their repective teams and how come swann ahead of Saeed Ajmal. And Offcourse Irfan the most threatening bowler of this year who disturbed every batsmen on all pitches due to his steep bounce and quality of yorkers. I doubt the credibility of panel. They selected Mike Hussey who is out for almost 10 months on which basis..?? And if they can't answer this then this team is unacceptable.

Posted by android_user on (December 3, 2013, 7:49 GMT)

No kohli in odis?!?! Best player of the year!!!

Posted by amardeep84 on (December 3, 2013, 7:49 GMT)

Those who are complaining about their fav players plz try to understand that this list is not based on the performances of 2013, it is based on the performances August 7, 2012 and August 25, 2013 and sanga, ajmal, bell are not at their best in tests during this period . Similarily virat and rohit best performance come in later half of 2013 not in the voting period.So guys plz stop complaining and enjoy.

Posted by RoyRulez on (December 3, 2013, 7:47 GMT)

Very balanced and fair selection... The only problem I have is that the players should be picked for their spot e.g. if Pujara is the second best No. 3 (behind Amla), he shouldn't be forced into the team as an opener... For those of the readers thinking why Hussey and not Sanga... I think Huss scored tons against SA and SL in the given period while Sanga scored them against Bangladesh... Besides, as I said before, Sanga's real competition is with Amla and Pujara (because all are No. 3s) and not Hussey!!! Well the absence of Kohli in the ODI team baffles me equally!!!

Posted by espncricinfomobile on (December 3, 2013, 7:47 GMT)

No Virat Kohli in the ODI Team, specially the current form that he is in :(

Posted by Ezhil_CricLovie on (December 3, 2013, 7:46 GMT)

The ICC panel needs to rethink the selection what they had made,,, its quite weird to seein test team Sangakkara missing thou has an adv of Wk still dhoni is ahead of him surely eligible over DHONI thou am the fan of DHONI...,,,, and missing the World no.1 ODI player KOhli... Vry Hard to believe a name called Mitchel Mcclen.. ahead of Kohli... ooofff,,,, but happy to Indian Names in both,,, Happy to see Ashwin atleast as 12th man...

Posted by CodandChips on (December 3, 2013, 7:44 GMT)

Pretty good teams. Except why is Dhoni in the test side? Because he is massively overrated in tests.

Why no Jonathan Trott in ODIs. He had a fantastic champions trophy and played well vs Newzealand before that.

Posted by ICCexpert.... on (December 3, 2013, 7:43 GMT)

Ashwin and Jadeja.....what a joke ?

Posted by amardeep84 on (December 3, 2013, 7:41 GMT)

Here is the list of performnces between August 7, 2012 and August 25, 2013

ODI Batting: http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/stats/index.html?class=2;spanmax1=25+Aug+2013;spanmin1=7+Aug+2012;spanval1=span;template=results;type=batting ODI Bowling: http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/stats/index.html?class=2;spanmax1=25+Aug+2013;spanmin1=7+Aug+2012;spanval1=span;template=results;type=bowling

Test Batting: http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/stats/index.html?class=1;spanmax1=25+Aug+2013;spanmin1=7+Aug+2012;spanval1=span;template=results;type=batting

Test Bowling: http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/stats/index.html?class=1;spanmax1=25+Aug+2013;spanmin1=7+Aug+2012;spanval1=span;template=results;type=bowling

So those who are asking why ajmal,sanga are not in the test list and virat in the odi list,see the records, they are not in the top 10 in their respective format for the given period.

Posted by   on (December 3, 2013, 7:40 GMT)

How come Mitchell S and Mitchell M found a place in the ODI XI ???

Posted by Adithegreat on (December 3, 2013, 7:37 GMT)

Clarke should be captain for the test team.. Batting is top notch. ABD could be the Wktcp to accomodate a steady middle order player like Chanderpaul. Swann and Ashwin - both ahead of Ajmal is very very debatable - Pakistan is not playing enough international cricket. Still doesn make sense. Ryan Harris should be 12th man. ODI team is a shocker - Where is KOHLI and where is BAILEY? And how does Dhawan get in. Amla opens with Dilshan (Dilshan is also debatable) and one down has to be Virat. Starc has been brilliant in one-dayers. Not convinced about Anderson and Mcleneghan s stats are misleading. ODI team is missing many faces. Not the best world XI i've seen

Posted by Sanath.Shenoy on (December 3, 2013, 7:36 GMT)

Well Virat Kohli had just two centuries in that period, one against west indies when the foundation was laid by openers and other against a meek Zim team and 3 other 50+ scores to go, all in matches chasing a score <190. I dont think he deserved to be in the team. For Mishbah - a strike rate of 70.76(avg 53.52) was detrimental.Class of AB (48.17 @ SR 91.71) and Sanga (63.73 @ SR 89 ) were obviously better choices than Misbah in the given period.

Posted by anantvermalko on (December 3, 2013, 7:36 GMT)

Why Virat Kohli is not in ODI squad??!!! Ian Bell missing in Tests!! phew!!!

Posted by harishk19812007 on (December 3, 2013, 7:35 GMT)

This must be a joke....where is Virat Kohli in ODI team????

Posted by Rambo_MW3 on (December 3, 2013, 7:35 GMT)

Kohli has 5 hundreds in the year 2012 but its before Aug 2012, that includes a match at hobart against sri lanka, and 183 against Pak, which were dream chases. Just after the time period of observation he has two centuries against Aus during dream chase and a 99 against WI. But during the period from AUG 2012 to 2013 he has scored just 2 centuries and so he is left out. That's bad.

Posted by Rakesh_Soman on (December 3, 2013, 7:35 GMT)

Where is the ODI Run Machine VIRAT KHOLI???

Posted by   on (December 3, 2013, 7:34 GMT)

no SANGA in the test squad ????? KOHLI in ODI squad?????? should be revised ASAP

Posted by CherryWood_Champion on (December 3, 2013, 7:34 GMT)

Should have been Sangakkara in place of Hussey, opening with Cook in Test XI

ODIs: Shane Watson - Instead of Dilshan Kallis - Instead of Sangakkara Steyn - In place of Jadeja in playing XI and Jadeja in place of Mitchell McClenaghan as 12`th Man

Posted by heartbreakerz on (December 3, 2013, 7:32 GMT)

Md Irfan has done much better than mitch starc...he should have been selected

Posted by   on (December 3, 2013, 7:32 GMT)

Test team Herath for Swann please.

Posted by Naresh28 on (December 3, 2013, 7:32 GMT)

It's tough making a team like these and especially when you try and allocate the correct slot for the player. The selection panel would also be biased towards their own country. Thus to me its not with fretting over who is selected and who is missing. Just like its useless to compare different eras and players when deciding who is the best.

Posted by hamdan22 on (December 3, 2013, 7:31 GMT)

OOhhh Noooo... Where is Virat Kohli??? Y he is not in World ODI XI ????? He is an extra ordinary batsman who has scored alot runs this year. He should be included.

Posted by   on (December 3, 2013, 7:31 GMT)

No Virat and Rohit in ODI team, ridiculous selection. These two were the best during this year. Misbah too deserved a place in ODI, and what is Mitchell Starc & Jimmy Anderson doing in the team? And Hussey who hasn't played for over 10 months has found a place - Ridiculous.

Posted by   on (December 3, 2013, 7:30 GMT)

Where is Sanga in test and Kohli/Misbah in ODl s ? Absolute rubbish this.

Posted by   on (December 3, 2013, 7:30 GMT)

Who is Mitchell McClenaghan?????

Posted by   on (December 3, 2013, 7:28 GMT)

if you are picking Michael Hussey for below records

6 10 3 527 115* 75.28 836 63.03 3 1 0 47 6

y not pick Kumar Sangakkara far better with Hundreds & fifities

6 11 1 614 142 61.40 1202 51.08 3 3 1 65 3

Posted by   on (December 3, 2013, 7:28 GMT)

Does questioning Ajmal's absence should check his number. Only 3 tests for 11 wickets and average of 33.18 ! Not great enough ! period

Posted by   on (December 3, 2013, 7:27 GMT)

No Ian Bell for the Test Team? After the Summer he had? Also, what did Dilshan do that Misbah hasnt this year or Virat Kohli hasn't done? Generally agree with these teams but, this time, they fall short on both the fronts.

Posted by Shaps on (December 3, 2013, 7:27 GMT)

Hashim Amla & Alistair Cook makin appearance fourth & third year respectively reflect the consistency of both batsman. And Kohli was not in a Team beacuse of Performances between August 7, 2012 and August 25, 2013 were considered by a panel As written there itself, so don't just read the players name please read the whole column/ article. It's very balanced & good selection, no bias decision, no complains. Kudos to Panel members Kumble, Waqar, G Pollock, A Stewart & Campbell Great Team.

Posted by Rahul_78 on (December 3, 2013, 7:27 GMT)

"all the top performers during the performance period and a number of combinations were considered." Really Anil? There is a guy whose record is on par with non other then Sir Viv. You dont seem to have place for him in your ODI team. This kind of oops moment has happened with ICC under Clive Lloyd also. Clearly indicates that neither ICC or its panel chairman takes these things seriously. It all sounds like either a gimmick to satisfy some sponsors or just obligation of the duties.

Posted by   on (December 3, 2013, 7:25 GMT)

Same question from me too where is Virat Kohli??

Posted by SagarV45 on (December 3, 2013, 7:25 GMT)

If you are going to announce Team on the performances between August 7, 2012 and August 25, better announce it in September

Posted by   on (December 3, 2013, 7:25 GMT)

Going through the ODI and TEST teams of the Year .. But not finding KHOLI is a BIG surprise not only for me .. but for each and everyone who might have gone through the line-up. How can Selectors not select the NO.1 Batsman for ODI XII .. He is best in the bussiness and seeing his current form he deserves the name but don't know what selectors were thinking on bringing the LINE-UP !!

Posted by Ralphi on (December 3, 2013, 7:25 GMT)

Hard to belive this selection.who is Mitchell McClenaghan? a player with just 14 ODIs under is belt:p.... any sense of having Hussey over Sangakkara in Test?

Posted by   on (December 3, 2013, 7:25 GMT)

The arm chair critics questioning Starc's selection should check his record in the period in question. He grabbed 28 wickets in 12 matches at an average of 17 with an economy of 4.89.. A fair sample size and impressive number to go with a batting average of 91!! May not be necessarily the best choice but definitely ahot favorite considering he has that extra bit of pace and bounce also.

Posted by   on (December 3, 2013, 7:24 GMT)

How could it not have Virat Kohli in the ODI team... ! With all due respect to Dhawan and Shrama who have passed 100o runs this year. Kohli has won more matches for his team. I can't remember too many Amla ODI innings this year, comparable to his Test exploits. Similraly to MSD in the Test Team, I can't see who can replace him either.

Posted by siddharthiiti on (December 3, 2013, 7:24 GMT)

no kohli and misbah in the odi squad, and ashwin who is the 5 quickest to 100 wickets is made 12 man unbelievable , and where is M.Johnson he guy who scared the best of batsmen in the subcontinent pitches

Posted by Bobsboby on (December 3, 2013, 7:23 GMT)

joke of the year .....No Kohli in ODI squad

Posted by   on (December 3, 2013, 7:23 GMT)

This is a joke, no Kohli in the ODI squad?? And Dhoni in the test squad??? ....and I'm South African!

Posted by SagarV45 on (December 3, 2013, 7:22 GMT)

How can one left Kohli from this team ? Guess they wanted to play this side an ODI whether they are going to bat first

Posted by joe_antony on (December 3, 2013, 7:22 GMT)

Just checked the date immediately after seeing the ODI line up... its not April 1. hmm, so its not a joke.. and ICC is is serious about Sir Jadeja's inclusion and Virat's / Sanga's omissions.

Posted by   on (December 3, 2013, 7:21 GMT)

Comady of errors....Sanga is not in test X1 but in ODI X1....Selectors ...are u kidding...

Posted by   on (December 3, 2013, 7:21 GMT)

Omission of Sunil Narine from ODI squad is mind-boggling. He should have been preferred to R jadeja. Inclusion of Ashwin and Graeme Swann is astonishing. Ajmal deserves to be there in the ICC Test Team of the Year.

Posted by Lenniesahayi on (December 3, 2013, 7:21 GMT)

The size of the selection panel makes all this a joke.Basically, these are the views of less than 6 people.

Posted by zimo on (December 3, 2013, 7:20 GMT)

Salute to Amla one of the greatest cricketer ever, Y kohli,,,,,, i dnt think he shud deserve a place , there much more talented and disciplined cricketers to put in than him ..

Posted by android_user on (December 3, 2013, 7:20 GMT)

Ohh my goodness there is no misbah in the team (second leading run scorer in odis) nd more surprisingly no virat kohli how can you leave him. Another rubbish selection of Mitchell starc, whereas Muhammad irfan the most difficult bowler to play in this peroid is not in the team. Wow how can greame swann be ahead of a champion spinner like saeed Ajmal, i am sure every captain would want saeed Ajmal ahead of graeme swann on any given day.

Posted by razaqaiser on (December 3, 2013, 7:20 GMT)

I dont think the selection is right for all teams. (1) Swan ahead of Saeed Ajmal?? (2)Micheal Hussey is retired??? (3) ravinder Jadejoa on which basis?? (4) starc on which basis?? (5) where is virat Kohli?? (6) why no Steyn in ODI team??The process of selection should be more transparent and better to have an opinion poll rather than handpicked.

Posted by rocknrola on (December 3, 2013, 7:19 GMT)

Have to balance the team with batsmen/bowlers/all-rounders. Already they included 5 batsmen + 1 WK. Have to exclude one of [Tillakaratne Dilshan, Shikhar Dhawan, Hashim Amla, Kumar Sangakkara, AB de Villiers] these to include Kohli.

Mitchell Starc can be replaced with M.Irfan or Tsotsobe Performances between August 7, 2012 and August 25, 2013 were considered. This may be the reason too.

Posted by   on (December 3, 2013, 7:19 GMT)

sangakkara not in Test & no virat in ODIs ,ridiculous

Posted by   on (December 3, 2013, 7:19 GMT)

All respect for Mr cricket, but he played only a single test in 2013, before his retirement how can he be in the ICC test team and also Saeed Ajmal had better test record this year then Swann and as every one already talking about Kohli... can't understand these teams..!

Posted by   on (December 3, 2013, 7:18 GMT)

What purpose do these lists serve?

Posted by mpshiakh@06 on (December 3, 2013, 7:18 GMT)

Dear selector

Where is Mr.Virat Kohli........ he is the best batsman past 2-2.5 year's...

Posted by jitz on (December 3, 2013, 7:17 GMT)

why not virat kohli in odi team??? with consecutive fifties and match winning hundredes?

Posted by   on (December 3, 2013, 7:17 GMT)

James Anderson and starc in the ODI XI. U gotta be kidding. Dhoni in test XI ha ha ha. Gud joke. Virat should be there in the ODI XI and ajmal should be there in the test XI

Posted by   on (December 3, 2013, 7:17 GMT)

Saeed Ajmal ranked 4th in ICC test bowling raking and took 37 wkts in 7 matches in 2013 but he is not in ICC test team , i really surprised and Misbah Ul Haq scored 1223 in 2013 and he also missing, i do not know what is your selection method for ICC team for the year.

Posted by   on (December 3, 2013, 7:17 GMT)

malinga are you sure he gettin hammered day by day , junaid or bhubeneshwar will be far better, and what about kohli.

Posted by Raja1491 on (December 3, 2013, 7:17 GMT)

No wonder Kohli and Bailey not featured in ODI squad. Those matches are not considered at all. VIRAT KOHLI between Aug 7 2012 and Aug 25 2013:

MATCHES - 23; INNINGS - 21 ; RUNS - 686 ; AVG - 38.11 ;

DHONI

In Tests, scored 741 runs at an AVG - 52 In ODIs, scored 450 runs at an AVG - 56 in 12 innings

Posted by Chulanga on (December 3, 2013, 7:17 GMT)

They should have Sanga in the test team instead of either Clarke or Hussey. And they should replace Sanga with Virat Kohli for the ODI team. Sakib has performed much better than Jadeja and therefore deserves to be in the ODI team.

Posted by xtrafalgarx on (December 3, 2013, 7:15 GMT)

Alastair cook captain!? That's plain ridiculous, i'd rather Clarke or Dhoni, Cook doesn't know what he is doing and he just sits back and hope his team does the job. He has been lucky they have been able to do that more often than not. This ashes series should sort hi out.

Posted by android_user on (December 3, 2013, 7:15 GMT)

what a awful odi team selection ...no kholi or misbah ...they both r backone of their respective teams dhoni in test team ..it should be matt prior,who has done great for England

Posted by Rakshit on (December 3, 2013, 7:14 GMT)

Where is Viraat Kohli????!!!!

Posted by Sal76 on (December 3, 2013, 7:14 GMT)

While some of the selections make sense, some don't. I would not open with Pujara in Tests. I would open with Amla and bring in Pujara at # 2. Also, in the ODI squad, I am truly amazed at the exclusion of Kohli and Sharma (Rohit) of course. Then again, seeing the inclusion of the likes of Starc, makes me wonder if the other Sharma (Ishant) should have made it too. Strange, very strange. Can we get some clarity on what aspects of performance were taken into consideration. The date range truly doesn't explain the criteria.

Posted by   on (December 3, 2013, 7:13 GMT)

All people questioning Kohli's absence from ODI team should check the dates of the team selection. Aug 2012 to Aug 2013. Kohli had an ordinary time during that period. He had a poor series against Pakistan, ordinary one against England and moderate Champions trophy... That knocked him off the perch... Apply some common sense !! This is his ODI record in this period:

23 21 4 689 115 40.52 784 87.88 2 3 2 70 10

Not bad but not too great either.. An average of 40 is kind of normal nowadays for most top order batsmen.. Also his average got bolstered by Zimbabwe series which obviously won't carry too much of a weightage.

Posted by   on (December 3, 2013, 7:13 GMT)

The most obvious omission is Misban ul-Haq from the ODI side. He has scored most runs and 50's this year.

Posted by heartbreakerz on (December 3, 2013, 7:13 GMT)

Dhoni does not desrve to be in the TEST team, AB is the BEST wk/bat in the world, KP should be there in the TEST team instead of Dhoni

Posted by   on (December 3, 2013, 7:12 GMT)

I was wondering why Saeed left out from test squad but when I saw Virat Kohli missing from ODI that looks nothing more then a bizarre selection

Posted by   on (December 3, 2013, 7:11 GMT)

Where is Virat Kholi. He must be included in the side . The amount of run chases he made.

Posted by Fahii on (December 3, 2013, 7:11 GMT)

Saeed Ajmal should have been included in test side as well.....infact all format of the game, while Muhammad Irfan fairly deserve to be in ODI team.

Posted by   on (December 3, 2013, 7:09 GMT)

Interestingly, Cheteshwar Pujara does NOT open in Tests for India, but he seems to be picked as an opener in the ICC Test 12. And No Kohli in the ODI team? Come on, ICC, you can do better!

Posted by   on (December 3, 2013, 7:09 GMT)

Is this some kind of joke that there's no Kumar Sangakkara in the Test team and Virat Kohli could not make to the ODI team !!! Given their performance of the last one year, they are clearly ahead of most of the chosen batsmen of the list.

Posted by   on (December 3, 2013, 7:08 GMT)

Where's Kohli in the ODI Team, also Dhoni in Test Team, wk should have been Kumar Sangakkara instead of MS........

Posted by Poocheril on (December 3, 2013, 7:08 GMT)

virat kohli not in the squad?Wht it means?

Posted by   on (December 3, 2013, 7:07 GMT)

Where is Virat Kholi. ? Why not in ICC ODI Team of the yeat. Rubbish list. VK is wining the matches for India consecutively and i dont know what kind of performance Mitchell Starc and James Anderson has done so that they are included in the list. ?

Posted by   on (December 3, 2013, 7:07 GMT)

Fail to understand why Swan and even Ashwin is in the test team and not Saeed Ajmal,

Posted by   on (December 3, 2013, 7:07 GMT)

where are virat kohli and misbah ul haq in odis?? saeed ajmal should be in replace of swann in tests!!

Posted by   on (December 3, 2013, 7:07 GMT)

no virat kholi in the ICC ODI team, impossible to believe

Posted by rajesh_the_rass on (December 3, 2013, 7:07 GMT)

Good to see indians in both the squad. Especially dhoni :) but where is virat kohli in ODI squad? very surprising

Posted by   on (December 3, 2013, 7:06 GMT)

Nice choice !! but I was expecting Virat Kohli in ODI side!!!

Posted by heartbreakerz on (December 3, 2013, 7:06 GMT)

saeed ajmal also deserved a place in test 11 n misbah in odi 11...it seems that the selection panel was biased....hussey has not played for almost 11 months but he still finds a place in the test 11...thats surprising

Posted by blue_kings on (December 3, 2013, 7:06 GMT)

Where is Virat Kohli in the ODI squad... Missing him from the list has surprised me.. He is in prime form for last 2 years overseas as well as home series.. How can ICC ignore him.

Posted by   on (December 3, 2013, 7:06 GMT)

Where's Virat Kohli in this ODI line up? And R.Ashwin the world's best Test All Rounder the 12th man in the Test squad :O

Posted by   on (December 3, 2013, 7:06 GMT)

So, no Virat Kohli in ODIs ? what are they smoking ? And Shikhar Dhawan, despite all his centuries being a consequences of multiple fielding flops finds his way in ? Also, Dilshan ? Hasn't he been out of form for decades now ? Do the selectors even watch cricket ?

Posted by   on (December 3, 2013, 7:06 GMT)

No Virat Kohli, No Rohit Sharma i seriously doubt whether this is a mockery of their talents and their records

Posted by mohan1311 on (December 3, 2013, 7:05 GMT)

ODI team without Virat Kohli - strongly disagree......

Posted by   on (December 3, 2013, 7:05 GMT)

No Kohli in the ODI team...Why would you do that?

Posted by android_user on (December 3, 2013, 7:05 GMT)

A joke that Cook gets the captaincy when Clarke is in the side.

Posted by   on (December 3, 2013, 7:05 GMT)

no virat kohli in one day squad........................... surprised...amazed.... is this mistake.......

Posted by   on (December 3, 2013, 7:04 GMT)

where is virat kohli ?? i mean he has scored the most runs this year and yet he does not find a place in the ODI team of the year ?? how is that possible? also he isnt there in the nominees for the odi cricketer of the year ? what is ICC trying to prove ?

Posted by   on (December 3, 2013, 7:04 GMT)

Missing the #1 ODI batsman in the ODI XI?

Posted by   on (December 3, 2013, 7:03 GMT)

I think Virat Kohli deserved a place there, he is arguably the best odi batsmen around along with the likes of AB,, I wonder what is someone like Dilshan doing there in the list!!!

Posted by   on (December 3, 2013, 7:03 GMT)

No Virat Kohli in ODI? really? that guy has scored in bulk. What kind of list is this?

Posted by android_user on (December 3, 2013, 7:03 GMT)

misbah is not in odi sqaud !!!! are you kidding me.....

Posted by Amuthavanan on (December 3, 2013, 7:03 GMT)

How can the selectors forgot Virat(Master of highest run chases) & Misbah(Captain who always steadying the sinking ship) in ODI team - #UNBELIVABLE

Posted by AhmadRyan on (December 3, 2013, 7:02 GMT)

Can someone explain me why Kohli couldn't make it in the ICC ODI Team? I mean the guy has has been in the form of his life averaging more than 50 while batting at number 3 and making centuries as if they were 30's! You would expect him to make into any team and play at his position.

Posted by Kunal_Mathuria on (December 3, 2013, 7:02 GMT)

How can you not pick Kohli one day team?

Posted by apurav_jain on (December 3, 2013, 7:02 GMT)

NO Virat Kholi in one day side unbelievable ..

Posted by CricketFever11 on (December 3, 2013, 7:02 GMT)

Why MSD in in the Test team. Should be ABDW with gloves. Where is Ishant Sharma in ODI team?

Posted by heartbreakerz on (December 3, 2013, 7:01 GMT)

misbah surely deserves a place in Odi X1

Posted by cavardha on (December 3, 2013, 7:01 GMT)

you should named kholi in the odi side..

Posted by   on (December 3, 2013, 7:01 GMT)

Where is Kohli in the line-up?? And how come Sir jadeja

Posted by   on (December 3, 2013, 7:01 GMT)

Kohli's not in there because of the time window for performances. No doubt Virat is the #1 ODI batsman in Calendar year 2013, he is #11 during this time period based on total runs

Posted by   on (December 3, 2013, 7:01 GMT)

Lol .... u can replace 3 of your players with just VIRAT !

Posted by Apoorva.Katta on (December 3, 2013, 7:00 GMT)

surprised Virat Kohli didnt make it into the ICC ODI Team of the Year!!

Posted by   on (December 3, 2013, 7:00 GMT)

Strange no quality all rounder in the ODI side, who is Mitchell McClenaghan never heard of him...Also strange no Virat Kohli in ODI side

Posted by   on (December 3, 2013, 7:00 GMT)

No Kohli in ODIs? Meaningless!

Posted by   on (December 3, 2013, 6:59 GMT)

Why Kohli is not in the ODI team...

Posted by   on (December 3, 2013, 6:59 GMT)

Why is Misbah not in this list? he has been extremely prolific during this time period with 910 runs at 53.52. Only Sanga and Dilshan are ahead of him on the aggregate runs scored between 7 Aug 2012 and 25 Aug 2013? Are they looking at quality of opposition/winning record? Could it be because his batting position is taken?

Posted by shyamfire on (December 3, 2013, 6:59 GMT)

If No.1 ODI batsman Kohli is not there in ICC ODI team, does that mean ICC itself doesn't believe in its ranking system?

Posted by NareshPodi on (December 3, 2013, 6:59 GMT)

No Kohli in ODI team... Then this should not be considered as best team.

Posted by   on (December 3, 2013, 6:59 GMT)

there is mistake, bcoz sanga deferentially play for the test.

Posted by Champs_Next on (December 3, 2013, 6:59 GMT)

Where is the Rangana Herath He is the Highest wicket taker in last year ? poor selection

Posted by   on (December 3, 2013, 6:58 GMT)

Wow hussey in the test team shows what a player he was when he signed off,it would have been a different team if he was there, big loss for aus..

Posted by   on (December 3, 2013, 6:58 GMT)

Where is the best ODI batsman Mr Kohli in the ODI squad, what else does he have to be in the ODI squad! Can you name me one better batsman after ABD to play better than Virat Kohli for the past 1-2 years!!!

Posted by   on (December 3, 2013, 6:58 GMT)

Hahahaha..i think d panel headed by Anil kumble left der mind while choosing d teams..Plz tell me on what basis Ms Dhoni is being selected in the test team of the year n i fell saeed ajmal is far much better dan d struggling Graeme Swann n Better dan cook,Graeme Smith has performed as a batsmen as well as a captain.N why have dey chose a player who has already retired..n dilshan in an odi team..

Posted by   on (December 3, 2013, 6:58 GMT)

cant understand why virat kohli is not included....

Posted by Varun290589 on (December 3, 2013, 6:58 GMT)

Y no Virat Kohli in ODI Team of the Year??

Posted by vunwall on (December 3, 2013, 6:58 GMT)

No Virat Kohli No misbah-up-haq ..... Pretty Surprised and surprised for the selection of Dilshan as well.

Posted by Ankur_cricinfo on (December 3, 2013, 6:57 GMT)

There's no Virat Kohli in ICC ODI Team of the Year, i must be dreaming!

Posted by   on (December 3, 2013, 6:57 GMT)

Surprise again. i dont know why saeed ajmal have not in test squad. compare the record for the year 2013 with Swan. Saeed Ajmal is much better

Posted by ganesh_indian on (December 3, 2013, 6:57 GMT)

Why Kohli not in ODI XI and why Dhoni is in Test XI.

Posted by shyamfire on (December 3, 2013, 6:56 GMT)

Kohli not in ODI team???? The most consistent batsman for the past 2 years and he doesnt figure in the team. Dilshan should have been replaced by Kohli and Amla and dhawan shoud have been the openers and Kohli at No.3. That would be the best team.

Posted by   on (December 3, 2013, 6:56 GMT)

Hussey who retired in first week of January in and Bell out? Strange!

Posted by raza24 on (December 3, 2013, 6:56 GMT)

De Villiers is the most suitable keeper for tests comparing with Dhoni.Dhoni's test batting performance is far less than his odi performance.Icc should have added Ian Bell instead of Dhoni in test squad.

Posted by   on (December 3, 2013, 6:55 GMT)

No 1 ODI Player Kohli Not in the XL? What a bizarre selection

Posted by True_Indian_Fan on (December 3, 2013, 6:55 GMT)

And what exactly is Hashim Amla doing in the ODI team ahead of Virat Kohli and G Bailey??

Posted by android_user on (December 3, 2013, 6:55 GMT)

Swann is ahead of Ajmal becasue he has taken bags of wickets this year in tests but ajmal has not played that many

Posted by   on (December 3, 2013, 6:55 GMT)

I was wondering where is Kohli in ODI Team. . ? ?

Posted by   on (December 3, 2013, 6:55 GMT)

No Kohli in ODI team of the year.... amazing....

Posted by Ayas on (December 3, 2013, 6:55 GMT)

No Virat Kohli in ODI team? Cannot accept such a team...

Posted by   on (December 3, 2013, 6:55 GMT)

Kohli and Steyn Missing in ODI team...

Posted by android_user on (December 3, 2013, 6:55 GMT)

no sangakkara in test side..????????

Posted by shamieshane on (December 3, 2013, 6:55 GMT)

It's strange to see Virat Kohli missing in the ODI eleven after his consistent performance throughout the year. I feel sorry for Misbah as well.

Posted by   on (December 3, 2013, 6:54 GMT)

No KOHLI in the ODI line up.....quite funny indeed..

Posted by Abhi1230 on (December 3, 2013, 6:53 GMT)

Virat Kohli not in ODI team?

What has Mitchell starc done to deserve place in ODI squad?

Posted by   on (December 3, 2013, 6:53 GMT)

Virat Kohli and/or Rohit Sharma does not make the ICC ODI team of the year. Don't they want to win?

Posted by   on (December 3, 2013, 6:53 GMT)

Why kohli is not there in odi team???

Posted by   on (December 3, 2013, 6:53 GMT)

You know what would be interesting? If they got these two teams to play each other 1 Test match and 1 ODI.

Posted by abdulbaari on (December 3, 2013, 6:53 GMT)

Great Going by AMLA ..... & Ahhh atleast ONE Pakistani is there ..... Thanks GOD! :)

Welldone Ajmal!

Posted by   on (December 3, 2013, 6:53 GMT)

surprised to not see misbah in odi team of the year!!

Posted by absartabish on (December 3, 2013, 6:52 GMT)

If you are talking about ODI team , than where is Virat Kohli & Misbah ul Haq (top leading run scorers for his year). I think M.Irfan should also be there as 12th Man in the ODI team, pretty much unplayable fast bowler. Please do justice with talent.

Posted by   on (December 3, 2013, 6:52 GMT)

Where is kohli in the ODI team ??? He is currently the number 1 batsman in ODI . What kind of team is this !!! NONSENSE

Posted by Sargunam on (December 3, 2013, 6:52 GMT)

Where is Kohl in ODI list??

Posted by   on (December 3, 2013, 6:52 GMT)

Strange no ajmal in test side? 3 ten wicket haul during the period.. a 10 wicket hual in SA.. does swan and ashwin did outside country? Another strange exclusion is misbah he was highest runs getter in ODI but still he is not selected what is the critaria?? how many matches mitchell and anderson played to made their name in side??? How can a One down selected in placed of Opener??

Posted by varunvinod06 on (December 3, 2013, 6:52 GMT)

where is virat kohli. the best odi batsman. he tops the odi rankings

Posted by android_user on (December 3, 2013, 6:51 GMT)

Im amazed at the ommission of Virat Kohli from the odi line up!

Posted by TheJake on (December 3, 2013, 6:51 GMT)

Mitchell Starc? Seriously? Surely they mixed him up with Mitchell Johnson for ODI?

Posted by   on (December 3, 2013, 6:51 GMT)

Strange not to see Virat Kohli not to see in ODI list...........................

Posted by mustu80 on (December 3, 2013, 6:50 GMT)

Funny. No Kohli in the ODI squad !!!

Posted by   on (December 3, 2013, 6:49 GMT)

How can Swann be ahead of Ajmal in any team...

Posted by   on (December 3, 2013, 6:49 GMT)

No virat kohli in ODI team means it rubbish, also inclusion of malinga is horrible.

Posted by Adarsh4590 on (December 3, 2013, 6:49 GMT)

No Virat Kohli? That's strange!

Posted by   on (December 3, 2013, 6:48 GMT)

NO Virat Kohli in the ODI team of the year.. that just isnt right

Posted by   on (December 3, 2013, 6:48 GMT)

The leading run scorer virat kohli is not in the odi XI .... now that's what you call a bad call!

Posted by   on (December 3, 2013, 6:47 GMT)

NO kohli in ODI Team ?? Wow

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