AB, Ajmal and Co

The Test, ODI and T20I XIs of 2013, as picked by ESPNcricinfo's staff
January 1, 2014

AB de Villiers shone bright in both Tests and ODIs in 2013 © Getty Images

TEST

David Warner
909 runs at 39.52

It was a year of two halves for Warner, either side of a cantankerous phase in May-June when he vented against a couple of journalists on Twitter and punched Joe Root at a Birmingham bar. He had a forgettable tour to India - despite two fifties - but he finished 2013 in style with 124, 83 not out, 60 and 112, which helped Australia regain the Ashes in 14 days.

Hashim Amla
633 runs at 57.54

He's not a traditional opener but Amla walked in inside the first ten overs in five innings this year. And with two hundreds and four fifties in eight matches in 2013, he continued to power South Africa's quest to remain the No. 1 Test side. He began with 66 and 110 in the 2-0 whipping of New Zealand and notched up three half-centuries against Pakistan at home. His most memorable knock was a century on the first day of the series in Abu Dhabi, where he showed immense patience and technique to help his side stay afloat.

Cheteshwar Pujara
829 runs at 75.36

With a double-hundred, two hundreds and three fifties, Pujara was undoubtedly India's star batsman through the year. His 204 in Hyderabad set up a massive win against Australia and he continued to torture them with twin fifties in the final Test in Delhi. An innings of 113 against West Indies in Mumbai followed, but he saved the best for last: a masterful second-innings 153 in Johannesburg, on a tricky pitch, against the world's best side.

Michael Clarke
1093 runs at 47.52

The leading run scorer in 2012 also led the charts in 2013. Unlike in 2012, though, Clarke didn't post monster scores but his four hundreds and three fifties were instrumental in reviving Australia. He was one of the few notable performers on their horrid tour to India, and he came away from the Ashes in England with a century and a fifty. However, his most inspired efforts were hundreds in Brisbane and Adelaide, innings that helped take Australia to Ashes glory after a four-year gap.

Ian Bell
1005 runs at 41.87

Bell had a relatively quiet start to the year, with just one half-century in the first half, but he exploded during the home Ashes with three hundreds and two fifties. On three occasions, with England in trouble, he pulled off match-defining hundreds that stood out for their strokeplay and assured defence. Through the year he also showed that he was one of the best short-leg fielders in the world.

AB de Villiers
933 runs at 77.75; 45 catches, one stumping

Since Adam Gilchrist retired in 2008 few wicketkeeper-batsmen have made the kind of impact that de Villiers did in 2013, when he finished as the top-ranked Test batsman. His four hundreds and five fifties showcased his versatility - he could snatch the advantage, consolidate a solid foundation, and also knuckle down and play out time. His 46 dismissals behind the stumps made him the most valuable Test cricketer of the year.

Stuart Broad
62 wickets at 25.80, 326 runs at 16.30

If we look beyond Broad's decision on July 12 - to not walk when he edged a delivery from Ashton Agar to first slip (via the wicketkeeper's gloves) - we will find a set of stellar performances in varying conditions: 6 for 51 in a draw in Wellington, a lethal 7 for 44 against New Zealand at Lord's, an Ashes-winning 11-wicket haul in Chester-le-Street, and a hard-working 6 for 81 in a loss in Brisbane. We will also see a lower-order batsman offering gritty resistance at important times through the year.

Mitchell Johnson
34 wickets at 17.52

He played only six Tests in the year but turned in spells so blistering that he drew comparisons with past masters like Jeff Thomson, Malcolm Marshall and Waqar Younis. With nine wickets in Brisbane, eight in Adelaide (including a scorching 7 for 40 that demolished England), six in Perth, and eight in Melbourne, he stamped his will on the Ashes, and, six years since his Test debut, showed us why Dennis Lillee called him a "once-in-a-generation bowler".

Dale Steyn
51 wickets at 17.66

Not many Pakistan batsmen will forget the devastating 8.1-6-8-6 that Steyn served up in Johannesburg, bowling them out for 49. He added five wickets in the second and picked up his second successive Man-of-the-Match award (after he had blown away New Zealand a few weeks earlier). He was hostile in unhelpful conditions too, taking eight wickets in two Tests in the UAE, and ended the year with a series-winning nine-wicket haul against India in Durban.

Saeed Ajmal
37 wickets at 24.72

He made his Test debut in 2009 but Ajmal had played only eight Tests outside Asia before 2013. In five Tests in southern Africa, he mesmerised batsmen across different conditions: his masterclass in Cape Town fetched him ten wickets in the match (in which Pakistan nearly pulled off a win) and his 11 wickets in Harare led them to a big win. As always he was a terror in the UAE and nabbed 12 wickets in the drawn two-match series against South Africa.

Ryan Harris
38 wickets at 21.94

A terrific bowler when fit, Harris shouldered a large part of the burden on Australia's tough trip to England. He often bowled more than 20 overs per innings and provided breakthroughs when games appeared to be slipping away. In the return series, he was a vital foil for Johnson and turned in some memorable spells in Adelaide and Perth.

Virat Kohli goes on the attack, India v West Indies, 1st ODI, Kochi, November 21, 2013
Virat Kohli got to 5000 ODI runs in his 114th innings, the same as Viv Richards © BCCI

ODI

Shikhar Dhawan
1162 runs at 50.52

India's success in the one-day format was largely because of the solidity at the top of the order and Dhawan, with a strike rate of 97.89, often played the lead role. His 363 runs in the Champions Trophy - including two hundreds - won him the Player-of-the-Series award, and he ransacked 95, 100 and 60 in the home series against Australia.

Rohit Sharma
1196 runs at 52.00

Another fire starter at the top of the order, Rohit blossomed into one of the mainstays in India's line-up. His eight fifties set up many a tall score but he will always remember 2013 as the year he cracked 16 sixes - the most in an ODI innings - in his stupendous series-winning 209 against Australia in Bangalore.

Kumar Sangakkara
1201 runs at 63.21; 26 catches, six stumpings

He was the highest run scorer in 2012 and came close again with a string of influential performances. His 372 runs in the series against South Africa at home - including a monster 169 - led Sri Lanka to a 4-1 win. The other high point was his dazzling 134 at The Oval against England in the Champions Trophy.

Virat Kohli
1268 runs at 52.83

Melding Tendulkar's composure and Sehwag's derring-do, Kohli reinvented the art of batting in the middle overs of ODIs. His four hundreds and seven fifties showcase his consistency, but stats can't reveal the ruthlessness with which he chased down massive targets, or the control he showed while pacing an innings. The piece de resistance was the 52-ball hundred - the fastest by an Indian - against Australia in Jaipur when they hunted down 359 in a mind-blowing 43.3 overs.

George Bailey
1098 runs at 64.58

Few Australian batsmen have had as meteoric a rise in ODIs as Bailey - who has racked up more than 1500 runs in his first 35 games. His 1098 runs in 2013 came at a eye-popping average and he has been head and shoulders ahead of the rest of the batting line-up over the last couple of years. The ODI series in India was the watershed: he amassed 478 runs at 95.60.

AB de Villiers
1163 at 50.56, 25 catches

De Villiers finished the year in style, topping the ICC's Test and ODI rankings after the home series against India, where he tallied 189 ODI runs from three innings. For much of the year he feasted on the Pakistan attack - both home and away - carting them for two hundreds and four fifties over 14 matches. He also kept wicket for half of South Africa's ODIs in the year and took 17 catches behind the stumps.

MS Dhoni
753 runs at 62.75; 21 catches, 13 stumpings

Arguably the most valuable one-day player in the world, Dhoni repeatedly hoodwinked opponents with his skilful batting and wily captaincy. There were plenty of memorable wins through the year - a Champions Trophy triumph that made him the first captain to win all ICC trophies; a tri-nation series victory in the West Indies, where he smacked 16 off the last three balls with No. 11 for company; and a series win against Australia at home that included a scintillating 139 in a losing cause. He also had 34 dismissals behind the stumps.

Ravindra Jadeja
462 runs at 35.53, 52 wickets at 25.40

The man they call Sir came of age as a left-arm spinner in 2013, and his 52 ODI wickets played a big part in India's rise to the top. Two performances stood out: his 5 for 36 against West Indies in the Champions Trophy and his 4 for 23 against Sri Lanka in the tri-series final in Port-of-Spain. He also had the small matter of 462 runs at 35.53, which made him one of the leading allrounders in the format.

Saeed Ajmal
62 wickets at 20.45

The leading wicket-taker in 2013, Ajmal began the year with 3 for 20 against India in Kolkata, a match where Pakistan wrapped up the three-match series. He finished with starring roles in two more series wins - a historic triumph in South Africa and a victory against Sri Lanka in UAE. In between he put together controlled performances against West Indies and Zimbabwe, and it came as no surprise that he finished the year atop the ICC ODI bowlers' rankings.

Mitchell McClenaghan
40 wickets at 19.02

McClenaghan's 4 for 20 on debut, the best by a New Zealander in his first match, kickstarted his side's revival during their fairytale series win in South Africa. He continued his good form through the England series at home, and in the Champions Trophy, where he troubled batsmen with sudden bursts of pace and sharp bounce. He picked up four or more wickets five times during the year - the best by ODI bowlers in 2013.

Junaid Khan
52 wickets at 21.46

Entrusted with the final over against South Africa in Port Elizabeth, Junaid fired in yorker after yorker to defend nine runs and hand Pakistan their first-ever ODI series win over South Africa. He also had an impressive time in the West Indies, and gave Sri Lanka a hard time during their five-match series in UAE with the most wickets (13) at 16.07.

Mohammad Hafeez reacts after dismissing Kusal Perera, Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 5th ODI, Abu Dhabi, December 27, 2013
Mohammad Hafeez lost his spot in the Test side but continued to be stellar in the shorter formats © AFP

T20

Aaron Finch
262 runs at 43.66, SR 194.07

Finch's world-record 156 stunned England at the Ageas Bowl as he led Australia to their first victory in any format over a dismal Ashes tour. A month and a half later he exploded again, this time against India in Rajkot, but his 52-ball 89 was in vain, as Australia lost by six wickets.

Alex Hales
247 runs at 49.40, SR 153.41

Two big innings for Hales this year: a series-winning 80 not out against New Zealand in Wellington and a series-levelling 94 against Australia in Chester-le-Street - a knock that took him to the top of the T20 rankings in September.

Mohammad Hafeez
323 runs at 35.88, SR 132.92; 12 wickets at 21.50

He may have had a horrid year in Test cricket - where he lost his spot in the side - but Hafeez has been stellar in T20s. In March, during the series-winning match in Centurion, he became the first Pakistan batsman to 1000 T20 runs and flattened South Africa with his quickfire 86. He slammed two more fifties in the year and chipped in with wickets at crucial stages of games.

Faf du Plessis
234 runs at 39.00, SR 108.83

A 65-ball 85 in Hambantota was in vain, as Sri Lanka posted a consolation win, but du Plessis played a vital role in South Africa's 2-0 series win against Pakistan in Dubai. An unbeaten 37 in the first match was followed by a controlled (and again unbeaten) 58 in the second, his fourth half-century in the format.

JP Duminy
190 runs at 63.33, SR 125.82; 4 wickets at 8.75

Duminy's 51 and three wickets in Colombo enabled South Africa to recover from a perilous 21 for 3. He struck a controlled 30 in the second game, which played a big part in South Africa winning the series. An unbeaten 47 against Pakistan in Cape Town rounded off a consistent year.

Jos Buttler
130 runs at 32.50, SR 175.67; 6 catches

Providing valuable lower-order firepower, Buttler turned into a vital cog in England's T20 wheel. His innovate, often electric, strokeplay has propped up the lower order and England's think tank seem to believe Buttler can eventually don the gloves in all three formats.

Thisara Perera
125 runs at 125.00, SR 178.57; 8 wickets at 22.00

A handy batsman, cunning bowler and electric fielder, Perera was switched on through the year. He starred in the two matches in Australia - his 15-ball 35 helped wrap up the series 2-0 in Melbourne - and contributed with wickets at critical stages during the series against South Africa (at home) and Pakistan (in Dubai).

Shahid Afridi
199 runs at 39.80, SR 143.16; 10 wickets at 27.20

A key component of Pakistan's T20 side, Afridi chipped in with bat and ball through the year. Two performances stood out: a 20-ball 39 in the first T20 against Sri Lanka in Dubai and three wickets in the win over South Africa in Cape Town.

Sachithra Senanayake
10 wickets at 12.20

A tall offspinner who played a handful of limited-overs matches in 2012, Senanayake's career took off in 2013. First came the $625,000 offer from Kokata Knight Riders, then a comeback into the national side. Fruitful spells followed. He grabbed six wickets in the three-match series against South Africa, going at a shade over five an over, and played a big part in Sri Lanka drawing the series against Pakistan in Dubai.

Jade Dernbach
13 wickets at 15.00

He lost his place in England's ODI side but Dernbach continued to grow in stature in the shortest format. He had four three-wicket hauls during the year, the most recent being the 3 for 23 against Australia in Chester-le-Street.

Sunil Narine
8 wickets at 13.50

He played only five T20 internationals in 2013 but Narine was always a threat, nabbing wickets and restricting batsmen with his unconventional deliveries. He finished with an economy rate of 5.40 - the third-best among bowlers with at least 20 overs in the year. His 2 for 19 played a crucial role in West Indies' win over Australia in Brisbane, their first in any format for 16 years.

Posted by deepakg4 on (January 5, 2014, 12:04 GMT)

Where is the 5th bowler in ODI team?

Posted by   on (January 4, 2014, 12:04 GMT)

Ab is the best...he is the player of the year

Posted by   on (January 4, 2014, 11:48 GMT)

Where is virat kohli in t20 team. He has done so well in shorter format

Posted by   on (January 4, 2014, 10:49 GMT)

Very biased nominations. Most of the deserving players are not not included. Who nominated ????

Posted by   on (January 3, 2014, 14:04 GMT)

where is mibah ul haq as he is laeding run scorer of 2013

Posted by   on (January 3, 2014, 9:33 GMT)

I was searching for Misbah's name in ODIs he is leading run scorer for 2013

Posted by   on (January 3, 2014, 5:23 GMT)

DALE STEYN came from nowhere to be ranked 2nd in ODI's but is not mentioned and was equally devastating in the 20 over format.

Posted by   on (January 3, 2014, 4:24 GMT)

Hay!!! WHERE IS MISBAH IN BEST ODI BATSMEN? ya one must have forgotten the leading scorer in 2013....comon cricinfo u need to be awakened while mentioning stats because YOU can forget but we can't....

Posted by Kodhi on (January 2, 2014, 19:33 GMT)

Where is 5th Bowler in ODI?? It should be Dale Steyn. Pujara is the best choice for Test..

Posted by ImtiazA on (January 2, 2014, 16:14 GMT)

Where is the 5th bowler in ODI team? I agree with most of the comments asking the need for 3 WKs in team.

Posted by   on (January 2, 2014, 14:52 GMT)

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

Posted by Haz95 on (January 2, 2014, 14:40 GMT)

Wow, how flawed are the ODi and Test teams. The T20 team seems pretty accurate except for the fact that there's no Umar Gul? A man who took 5/6? Now, The test team, David Warner opening? Haha, that is laughable, especially when you have Graeme Smith a likely contender. Why is Hashim Amla opening? He is a #3 in tests and right now the best #3 in the world. What is Ian Bell doing in place of either Ross Taylor, Shiv Chanderpaul or even Younis Khan? Why is Ryan Harris there instead of Vernon Philander? ODI team wow! After we saw how appalling Rohit Sharma was barring his flat track performances, he's still included? What about Q De Kock who managed to score a 100 in UAE, every nonsubcontinent players misery or the fact that he score 3 back-to-back 100s? What about the 5th bowler? Mohammed Hafeez should be in there on batting alone and is the better than any of the spinners barring Saeed Ajmal? Why isn't Misbah in there who scored a whopping 15 50s? Bailey, Dhoni, Sharma are no-no's.

Posted by   on (January 2, 2014, 14:38 GMT)

theres no misbah and who the hell is pujara the cunt

Posted by   on (January 2, 2014, 14:23 GMT)

How can misbah ul haq not be in the ODI squad? He is a match saviour and the highest scorer of 2013. Not happy with the ODI list but the rest lists have been done very well.

Posted by linguboy on (January 2, 2014, 14:02 GMT)

@Passion_cric : Aptly put. These guys can't digest anything regarding India. By the way thanks for sharing the link. I remember Gambhir's Marathon innings. Hope he returns t his own self soon enough. We may need him in the future.

Posted by   on (January 2, 2014, 13:43 GMT)

Oopss... Top Scorer in ODIs in 2013 is not there.. This List is Not Acceptable. Shocked.

Posted by atifriaz on (January 2, 2014, 13:35 GMT)

Well not including Misbah doesnt make any sense, leading run scorer,most fifties in and year and perhaps n perhaps most sixes hit in ODI....

Posted by passion_cric on (January 2, 2014, 13:33 GMT)

For Cricket kudos another piece from the same international cricketer .Very interesting http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/video_audio/398685.html

Posted by   on (January 2, 2014, 13:10 GMT)

Warner as an opener for test? Really? After his failure on the tour of India, does he deserve to be in this squad solely on the two centuries during the Ashes return tour?

Posted by Naveed_Pak on (January 2, 2014, 12:34 GMT)

I think...Selector must have considered dhoni as captain of ODI team. Thats why they thought there is no need of 5th bowler in the ODI team coz dhoni will definitely ask Rohit and Kohli to bowl remaining 10 overs.

Posted by Naveed_Pak on (January 2, 2014, 12:17 GMT)

MS Dhoni (India) 26 20 8 753 139* 62.75 784 96.04 1 5 Misbah-ul-Haq (Pak)34 32 7 1373 96* 54.92 1867 73.54 0 15

Dhoni 753 runs in 20 innings - Avg : 37.65 Misbah 1373runs in 32 innings - Avg : 42.9

I am not able to understand the reason why dhoni is selected in ODI where already you have got 2 specialist wicket keepers...AB and Sanga.

Posted by   on (January 2, 2014, 12:17 GMT)

I can't understand why Misbah is out of this list...can the admin give any reason? seems so unfair and embarrassing.

Posted by Naeem578 on (January 2, 2014, 12:13 GMT)

Absolutely pathetic n biased selection from cricinfo staff. ODI team must be having Professor who is 2nd highest run getter this year n much better bowler than many mebtioned in odi squad. I don't need to mention about Misbah. Plus Quintom de Cock . . . abosolutly blunderous selection.

Posted by   on (January 2, 2014, 12:07 GMT)

Hello Mr. Afaque update your stats... get to know about the leading run scorers of 2013 and then say anything. Hafeez is also a good player but he has not scored as much as Dhawan and Rohit have scored. And why did you said they are Indians.. Do Indian have special qouta in rankings.. if you think so then think. Who cares what do you think. So just your mouth and don't be over smart. Think before writing anything.

Posted by Naveed_Pak on (January 2, 2014, 12:07 GMT)

Shocking Selection. Misbah and Philander should have been included in ODI and Test Team.

Posted by Naveed_Pak on (January 2, 2014, 11:50 GMT)

Where is Philander ??? I can't believe you have not included Philander in Test team deliberately, You must have forgotten his name while preparing these Teams otherwise Number One bowler in Tests could have not been omitted.

Posted by   on (January 2, 2014, 11:38 GMT)

where is Misbah ? the top scorer in ODI's ?

Posted by   on (January 2, 2014, 11:00 GMT)

we are not selecting IPL team So Plz be fair and select Hafeez in ODIs over dhawan and sharma they are nothing but Indians. Specially with handy bowling Skills he has edge over these two. even he has scored most runs in 2013 after Misbah.

Posted by   on (January 2, 2014, 9:47 GMT)

ODI team in particular must be made for Indian Pitches only....

Pathetic selection....

Posted by Andre117 on (January 2, 2014, 9:42 GMT)

How did the sublime Quinton De Kock not get mentioned here? What more must he do than score a world record number of runs in a bilateral 3 match series at the age of 20?

Posted by   on (January 2, 2014, 8:55 GMT)

strang not misbah in ODi

Posted by   on (January 2, 2014, 8:38 GMT)

no Misbah in ODI? thats strange. for most of his innings he batted in difficult circumstances. really surprised!

Posted by   on (January 2, 2014, 8:30 GMT)

This is totally unfair with misbah currently he is concrete wall he is the man of crisis he made all his runs under pressure. You should acknowledge misbah. Don't worry misbah's fans these are hypothetical teams no way near to reality.

Posted by   on (January 2, 2014, 6:12 GMT)

where is Misbah ul Haq name ..............

Posted by cricket.kudos on (January 2, 2014, 6:07 GMT)

For all Indian fans here is the reality

http://www.espncricinfo.com/magazine/content/story/391978.html

You want the world to be what you want them to be - just like the Americans in international politics - being fair is not what it is all about - it is all about winning with throwing money down - the above article is wirtten by an international cricketer not a conspiracy theory - and highlights your reason to win abroad - what a joke - seriously

Posted by   on (January 2, 2014, 5:55 GMT)

Where is misbah and hafeez the two top scorers of ODI???

Whoever made this list should go and shower with cold water...

Posted by   on (January 2, 2014, 5:18 GMT)

Where is Misbah ????????????????????????

Posted by Insan01 on (January 2, 2014, 4:26 GMT)

Thanks Cricinfo Staff to miss out 2 top ODI run scorer (1373 runs, 15 ODI fifties) & (1301 runs, 5 Centuries) respectively but picking up someone on 14th position with only 753 runs.

also in T20 top run scorer with avg.of 31.54

funny joke..... now please post the original list.

Posted by flickspin on (January 2, 2014, 3:46 GMT)

rather than teams of the year the being named in theory why no turnt it into a all-star match,a test match series between the northern hemispere (england,west indies,india,sri lanka,pakistan,bangladesh) vs the southern hemispere(australia,new zealand,south africa,zimbabwe).

have 3 match 6 day test series(6 days to get a result), have it every 4 years in different countries, 1 year england, new zealand the next 4 years and west indies 4 years later and so.

the teams would be this

southern hemispere

1 g smith(sa) 2 d warner(aus) 3 h amla(sa) 4 m clarke(aus)capt 5 r taylor(nz) 6 a de villiers(sa)wk 7 f de plassis(sa) 8 m johnson(aus) 9 v phillander(sa) 10 d steyn(sa) 11 n lyon(aus)

vs

northern hemispere

1 a cook(eng)capt 2 t dilshan(sl) 3 c pujara(ind) 4 k pietersen(eng) 5 s chanderpaul(wi) 6 k sangakarra(sl)wk 7 m jayawarndne(sl) 8 s broard(eng) 9 s adjmal(pak) 10 j anderson(eng) 11 z khan(ind)

it would earn the icc heaps of money, and fans would love it

Posted by Cha_cha_Chaudhary on (January 2, 2014, 3:19 GMT)

No room for Philander in the test team! Isn't he the number one test bowler? Looks like the "selectors" here have been swayed too much by the Ashes. Or, are we back to pre 1990s cricket world where cricket (or cricketers) outside Australia and England didn't seem to matter to the opinion makers and powers that be.

Posted by   on (January 2, 2014, 3:16 GMT)

Pakistani fans criticize Misbah, every where. They question his place in every series and squad. But when he is not selected in the all time favourites, they start whining on this. Pakistani fans, first learn to respect your legends. Then the world will respect them.

Posted by Basamba on (January 2, 2014, 2:19 GMT)

@ vijaysun1 Misbah scored most of his runs in england and southafrica. Mean while your team was busy playing at home. Just to point out the last time India played in Australia was in 2012 we aee talking about 2013. Pakistan just won a series against southafrica in Southafrica while your team got thrashed

Posted by   on (January 2, 2014, 2:14 GMT)

ross taylor? or do minnow nations only get one token inlusion?

Posted by Haqparast on (January 2, 2014, 1:48 GMT)

@vijaysun1 - Are you serious or you must be joking.....What happened in the ODI series between Pakistan and South Africa and India and South Africa recently? Both series were not in UAE. Pakistan thrashed SA and almost snatched the clean sweep while on the other hand, India was just burried by the SA. Ah, please be realistic. Your Kohli, Dhoni and Co were just nowhere during that series.

Posted by   on (January 2, 2014, 0:47 GMT)

this is biased, trent boult has better figures than johnson this year. why is johnson in the team hes only performed against one weak england team

Posted by   on (January 2, 2014, 0:02 GMT)

The Test team should have Ross Taylor instead of Ian Bell. Taylor averaged 72.16 in 2013, amassing 866 runs, including an unbeaten double century, two centuries and four fifties. He was undoubtedly New Zealand's best batsmen in this period.

Ian Bell played 27 innings (ten more than Taylor) to get only 139 more runs, averaging only 41.87 (more than 30 runs less per innings than Taylor) and had a high score of just 113 in his 27 innings, compared to Taylor's 217 not out.

Posted by   on (January 1, 2014, 23:51 GMT)

@linguboy

Those two are not best Pakistani batsmen but the highest run makers in ODIs in 2013.

While Hafeez and Dhawan both have scored 5 centuries in 2013.

Posted by   on (January 1, 2014, 23:48 GMT)

The ODI team has only four bowlers - does an International Team of the Year really need to get ten overs from Rohit, Kohli and (the admittedly versatile) AB?

Posted by   on (January 1, 2014, 22:54 GMT)

Dernbach? Really? Is it April already?

Posted by   on (January 1, 2014, 22:15 GMT)

@vijay talking abt Pakistan can only win in UAE dont forget Pakistan are only team to beat SA in SA and i wonder what happened to India when they went to SA??

Posted by   on (January 1, 2014, 22:11 GMT)

Wow. No Misbah or Hafeez...only the 2 highest run scorers in 2013 ODI's...and no Ahmed Shezad as the highest run scorer in T20's!! What a joke cricinfo...Need to be a bit more based on facts/data don't you think??

Posted by   on (January 1, 2014, 21:28 GMT)

selection criteria has its flaws

Posted by gandabhai on (January 1, 2014, 20:17 GMT)

Misbah is the originator of the IPL, If he hadn't played that silly shot in the final v's India, Pakistan would have won that first 20/20 world cup and the IPL may not have been born. He may be Pakistans best batsman, he is way, behind the best batsman of the top 4 cricketing nations,SA,IND,AUS & ENG. Fact.

Posted by   on (January 1, 2014, 20:12 GMT)

If the odi team is really for 2013,then Misbah has done much better than the likes of sharma and dhawan. He should have been included. All the year cricinfo people tell the reasons for Misbah's less strike rate.Have you people forgotten them while selecting the team of 2013 ?

Posted by   on (January 1, 2014, 19:46 GMT)

Realized I should not have compared Philander with Harris (even though he is better than Harris). Philander comfortably batted better than the "gritty" Broad, and is, of course, a much better bowler.

Posted by   on (January 1, 2014, 19:44 GMT)

@vijaysun1.. Ummm We just won a ODI series against South Africa in South africa.. and you people cud not evn win a single match so plz kindly stay quite...

Posted by   on (January 1, 2014, 18:42 GMT)

why ICC playing politics with Pakistani player's please stop this non sense. we win or not that's not problem but both Misbah, Hafeez deserved in odi list. shame on you ICC SHAME SHAME

Posted by   on (January 1, 2014, 18:36 GMT)

I don't understand why is Misbah and Hafeez missing in odi ? misbah 35Match 1374Runs 54.92Avg 74.54 SR. Hafeez. 33 match, 1301Runs, 46.46 avg, 84.37 SR five hundred, and 23Wkts. that's not fair

Posted by   on (January 1, 2014, 17:28 GMT)

Well its ok that misbah is not a part of odi team of year as per icc teams because its period is from august to next august.. but in 2013 . no Misbah in ODI, Two keepers in Odi Side, no 5th bowler. included warner in test team on basis of last three test performances, but no hafeez for his 448 runs in one series as well as taking 4 wickets there.. no misbah in test team 2nd highest run getter and no ahmed shahzad in t201 team with highest run scorer in twenty 20 this year.. ?? not getting the formula on which cricinfo selecting team.

Posted by blthndr on (January 1, 2014, 17:27 GMT)

i think its misbah's stike rate for which he was not considered.....first of all he plays at no.5 bt due to top oder's abismal performance he has to play as saviour bt low strike rate of 73 in comparision bailey's 100...AB's 97...Dhoni's 96 ..during 2013.. bt u hav to consider dat these 3 hav less run because their top order make most runs....And honestly as a no.5 he has below par strike rate for ODI....

Posted by wapuser on (January 1, 2014, 17:03 GMT)

Why Misbah is missed out in ODI category despite of being top run scorer in 2013?

Posted by Mobi79 on (January 1, 2014, 16:47 GMT)

It beggers belief that Misbah and Hafeez are not in the ODI TEAM of the Year , how unfair is that , I would like to know thw criteria behind these selections , what exactly is the merit to be selected in ODI TEAM , clearley if you look at numbers both of the batsman justify selection and what exactly Sir Jadeja is doing there as an alrounder , you can use either Ryan maclaren , Watson or Afridi which will provide great balance in all sort of conditions.

Posted by IsrarHashmi on (January 1, 2014, 16:39 GMT)

Test team is Ok but in ODIs, No Misbah-ul-Haq? It must be a joke. Ah! Next, No 5th bowler in ODIs? It 'is' a joke! MS Dhoni is highly over-rated, he should have made way for Misbah-ul-Haq!

Posted by   on (January 1, 2014, 16:36 GMT)

where is Misbah can anyone tell me he is leading runs scorer in 2013, who can u forget to write what misbah achieved in 2013, world record 15 half centuries in the year most by any batsman, scoring 1363 runs avgs over 50, and also how can u forget professor muhammad hafeez he hit 5 most century in 2013 second leading runs scorer this year, such an pathetic article

Posted by   on (January 1, 2014, 16:34 GMT)

Yeah i think MIsbah scored quite a few runs in ODIs

Posted by   on (January 1, 2014, 16:31 GMT)

misbahulhaq should be in the odi and test team

Posted by maliktayyabali on (January 1, 2014, 16:03 GMT)

A bit gutted to be honest...Misbah should have been there & where is Ahmad Shehzad in t20 side??? Bitterly disappointed

Posted by vijaysun1 on (January 1, 2014, 15:57 GMT)

To those who term Dhoni and Kohli flat track bullies, let me point out that the Champions trophy was held in England which is'nt exactly renowned for providing flat tracks. Besides, these people have severe amnesia, since Kohli just proved that he is capable of scoring runs in South Africa and both Dhoni and he had several good innings in India's last tour of Australia. The likes of Misbah are the ones who should be called flat track bullies since most of their exploits are on the dead tracks of the UAE. Every time Pakistan plays anywhere other than the UAE with a decent team, it gets thrashed and they have the gall to call other teams' batsmen flat track bullies.

Posted by   on (January 1, 2014, 15:56 GMT)

no 1 and no 2 scorer in odi's in 2013 does not get a place in odi team of the year no 1 all rounder in odi rankings is not in the team of the year simply tells u the standard of bias selection

Posted by Asif703 on (January 1, 2014, 15:38 GMT)

I am keen follower and being and an Indian myself I observed writers of cric info are biased and majority of them are anti Pakistani, even if Pakistan performs well they writes demotivating about team Pakistan, where as for India writers always praise even when they loose.

Posted by   on (January 1, 2014, 15:27 GMT)

worst t20 and odi teams picked, totally against merit.. it clearly shows that the writers of espncricinfo r pro indians and not neutral. Misbah ul Haq had an unforgettable 2013 by scoring most of the runs at an amazing average and even good strike rate. muhammad hafiz was also ignored in odis in which he hit three hundreds against s.lanka..

Posted by rizwan_1992 on (January 1, 2014, 15:27 GMT)

When you don't pick two top run getters from Pakistan and pick all Indians with lesser runs than them, then you just can't claim to be impartial. And what is the justification of leaving most run scorer of T20 out of the years's XI?? Really disappointed to see a website of global scope being so biased!!!

Posted by Bhamo on (January 1, 2014, 15:18 GMT)

ESPNCricinfo Staff do not have any idea of Basic Structure of ODI eleven. In ODI who is the fifth Bowler??!! Rohit & Virat can't bowl 10 overs in every Game

Posted by   on (January 1, 2014, 15:11 GMT)

Has misbah played a match defining innings throughout the year ? No. And Hafeez every one knows he was just being bull dozed over by Steyn! Espncricinfo aint biased at all. They have made a wonderful side, though yes, the tail in the test team is toooooo long, and no one in the T20 side from india

Posted by   on (January 1, 2014, 15:04 GMT)

Faf Du plessis is a good t20 player but clearly was not deserving of a t20 team of the year. Also Mcglenahan is very expensive but gets wickets however im sure there were better bowlers than him (he didnt do particularly well in Asia)

Posted by lighteningstrikes on (January 1, 2014, 14:21 GMT)

@linguboy and @saleem ur rahman these are teams picked based on performances of 2013, not on reputations or career averages...everyone has a right of opinion and would like their own countries players to be chosen even in fantasy teams.The pak fans are just stating facts

Posted by   on (January 1, 2014, 14:11 GMT)

@Linguboy,

If someone with 15 half centuries doenst cut this team, who does? Bailey, Dhoni, Kohli have been flat track bullies. Bailey scored half his runs in tho se tennis matches played in india.

Also, if the team is more practical than being picked on records, then whats this teams plan B? What happens if this team looses 3 quick wickets at the top ?? :))

Posted by Bhamo on (January 1, 2014, 14:09 GMT)

In ODI who is the fifth Bowler??!! Rohit & Virat can't bowl 10 overs in every Game

Posted by nzcricket174 on (January 1, 2014, 14:03 GMT)

As soon as I saw Jade Dernbach's name there I knew this was a joke, because he is a joke. He has a terrible record at just about any form of the game. Did you not watch him bowl in New Zealand at the beginning of the year? God damn awful.

Posted by cricket.kudos on (January 1, 2014, 13:38 GMT)

@linguboy - wow Kohli / Bailey - interesting choice I hated Misbah but come on give credit where it is due - the man should fighting spirit on all types of tracks - Kohli and Bailey did it as flat track bullies Indians always biased - you lost the series to Pakistan on supporting wickets it was the mercurial nature of Pakistan - win some lose some - that you were not white washed at home - hence no more supporting wickets were made when Australia visited - too cautious weren't you of being given a thrashing in front of the silent crowd - Dhoni is over rated had his prime should retire in peace - thank the South Africans for not chasing in the first match

Posted by   on (January 1, 2014, 13:36 GMT)

and you also not mention ahmed shazad in t20s isnt it unfair

Posted by cricket.kudos on (January 1, 2014, 13:31 GMT)

Seriously where does Mishbah the highest run scorer in ODI - 15 ODI fifties - i guess makes no sense to people picking the side - also Ahmed Shehzad the leading run scorer in T20 - what is it with Pakistan and side selectors and awards people - I guess Pakistan is out of the question when it comes to that other than just a few names like Saeed Ajmal, Afridi and Junaid Khan - wow - I do sincerely feel this gets published

Posted by   on (January 1, 2014, 12:35 GMT)

The highest scorer in ODIs this year and the highest 50's guy is not mentioned- The title should be changed to something more obvious-

Posted by   on (January 1, 2014, 12:24 GMT)

The Test team has a rather long tail with Broad coming in at No. 7, which is at least one position higher than he should be batting. May not be a bad idea to play one more batsman (Kohli/Misbah) while getting a few overs out of Warner and Bell, or an all-rounder like Shane Watson. Ryan Harris would be the unlucky guy to miss out. He's had a great year, but not as good as Broad, Johnson and Steyn

Posted by   on (January 1, 2014, 12:19 GMT)

@ linguboy: What a joke of justification you have given. Who made this world 11, they should have "AT FIRST" include Misbah in the eleven if it is based on performance in 2013 ( highest run scorer and most no. of fifties) and then LET SOMEONE ELSE CUT HIM" if they realy have performed better than him which i doubt. He doesn't need to to cut anyone given his performance. I think if u know cricket, you would ask yourself what George bailey is doing at No. 5. Did he realy performed better than Misbah at No. 5.

Posted by   on (January 1, 2014, 12:16 GMT)

Well this is clearly biased

Misbah has better average then many mentioned on the one- day list. Hit second most sixes and made 15 fifties in a calender year.

if the list was made on the bases of strike rate then why they have mentioned the averages? Total biased in case of Mibah who is most run scorer for this year.

doesnt matter if he is not mentioned here....he is in the record book forever! haters gonna hate...but his stats speak for themselves. =)

Posted by   on (January 1, 2014, 12:07 GMT)

Some time very hard to understand how people creat a list ??? How the miss name of Pakistani players who do a lot last year

Posted by   on (January 1, 2014, 12:03 GMT)

As usual all such teams are biased in favour of the Indians on cricinfo. Home conditions bullies will always be preferred as long as they Indians. Players such as Misbah, Hafeez, Ahmed Shahzad, Philander, Ross Taylor, etc cannot make these teams

Posted by   on (January 1, 2014, 11:39 GMT)

No misbah and hafeez in ODIs.... This is too biased

Posted by linguboy on (January 1, 2014, 11:34 GMT)

@All pakistan fans: There's no Misbah because he doesn't cut it. Who will he replace???? Kholi? ABDV? Dhoni? Bailey? Sangs? Sorry. He normally comes at no.5 but ABDV has that slot. No.6 goes to Bailey/Dhoni based on circumstances. Misbah edjes Dhoni in tests but in Limited overs!!!!seriously???? Dhoni is the best finisher in ODIs in the world right now. period. Hafeez???? jeez. yes those two are best pakistani batsmen but to cut into the world 11 you need something special than that.

Posted by Solid_Snake on (January 1, 2014, 11:21 GMT)

Where's Misbah? Player with highest ODI runs so far is not even in the list..Shocking

Posted by   on (January 1, 2014, 11:02 GMT)

Never expected such from espncricinfo...

No Misbah? Do you guys really have any explanation for that?

There could have been at least one player from Bangladesh (if not more than that), Mushi and Shohag Gazi was exceptional all through out the year. Mominul had a great time with bat against NZ... However, I know that your explanations are ready against it...

But where is Misbah? Do you guys really have any (valid/invalid) explanation for that?

Posted by   on (January 1, 2014, 10:58 GMT)

@Nuxxy If they made runs then why the leading run scorer in ODI's in 2013 is Misbah? He plays according to the required situation, not just score quick runs and go home! He should have been in the list PERIOD

Posted by   on (January 1, 2014, 10:58 GMT)

No misbah????You must be kidding me

Posted by   on (January 1, 2014, 10:53 GMT)

Are you serious?No hafeez in the odiss.He was the second leading run scorer and no Ahmed shehzad in the t20i's.He was the leading run scorer for the year.

Posted by Syed_imran_abbas on (January 1, 2014, 10:52 GMT)

How could you miss Misbah among best performers in 2013? These ratings, media and awards seems absolutely biased normally. Good article but you missed an important subject.

Posted by   on (January 1, 2014, 10:44 GMT)

Master Misbah was indeed overlooked...he was the most reliable middle order batsman in 2013

Posted by   on (January 1, 2014, 10:42 GMT)

These guys are always crying....stop acting like a child....They always says...we have the best bowler, best batsman, best fielders and best captain and best team still losing to a team like zimbabwe...they will not accept their failure but only they only critisize Indian's performances...

Posted by   on (January 1, 2014, 10:23 GMT)

Where is the Big Name MISBAH ul HAQ in ODI stats ? Weird.

Posted by   on (January 1, 2014, 10:07 GMT)

look at the wickets and conditions where Kohli, Dhawan & Rohit scored all those runs in ODIs and compare with the highest run getter in 2013, Misbah! How can you miss him?

Posted by   on (January 1, 2014, 9:54 GMT)

top scorer of calender year in odi is not included ...lols

Posted by inefekt on (January 1, 2014, 9:49 GMT)

Philander played all but two tests at home, in very favourable conditions for his bowling style and against pretty weak opposition. Harris carried the load for Australia almost single handedly in the northern Ashes against a rampant England side taking 24 wickets at 19.54 in four tests. Given the caliber of the opposition Harris faced and the imbalance between home and away tests for Vernon I have no problem with the decision to include Harris in the team over Philander.

Posted by   on (January 1, 2014, 9:44 GMT)

drop dhoni and include misbah, sanga & AB can keep

Posted by   on (January 1, 2014, 9:05 GMT)

3 wk in one team (odi).. who will bowl 50 overs?

Posted by amumtaz on (January 1, 2014, 8:55 GMT)

Misbah has scored most runs in 2013 ODI matches. He also notched up 15 half centuries in varying surfaces and almost all over the world (India, England, Ireland, West Indies, South Africa, UAE) to name a few. Many a times, he was holding the innings together while everyone around him seemed to struggle.

Yet, he is ignored from the ODI list and dead wicket bullies like Dhawan, Rohit are selected above him. Frankly, AB was enough as a wicketkeeper, and no need to include Dhoni as well. There were other deserving players than him this year.

Posted by   on (January 1, 2014, 8:46 GMT)

Was so shocked to see the man who has just become the number one ranked Test bowler missing from the list that I went and had a look at what Vernon Philander did during the recent tests against India. Having seen his contribution with the bat along with the 10 wickets in 2 Tests my amazement is even greater. Is there any team in the world that would pick Ryan Harris over Philander. This is the only glaring omission I can see.

Posted by   on (January 1, 2014, 8:44 GMT)

The leading run scorers in odi misbah and hafeez are not included in the odi squad becuase they are not indians.This is a very bad selection.

Posted by Nuxxy on (January 1, 2014, 8:36 GMT)

No one is saying Misbah didn't do well. But who would you take out, of Kohli, Bailey, De Villiers and Dhoni? They made runs and scored them quickly, so they edge out Tuk-tuk.

Remember people, this isn't a team that is going to play matches, but a team based on past performances. Rohit and Dhawan failed in SA, but the did very well the rest of the year - and that's what they are chosen on.

Posted by binrasheed on (January 1, 2014, 8:27 GMT)

WoW.... can any one make me understand that why the 2 leading ODI run scorers of this year are not included in the ODI team?

Posted by   on (January 1, 2014, 8:27 GMT)

I wonder the top two scorers for oneday Hafeez & Misbah are missing from odis & Philander from test missing. There seems to be some wrong conception about who picks these teams anyway..

Posted by   on (January 1, 2014, 8:17 GMT)

it is so obvious that players on certain teams will always get the nod before others. example: did you guys forget about the top ranked bowler Philander? somehow people dont seem to take him serious even though he puts in better performances, on a consistent basis, than a Harris can even dream off.. there should be a reward for being consistently good. lots of players perform well in 1 serious and seems to disappear the next one. thats why the rankings is a great tool to see what players are performing consistently and deserves to be called the best. big difference between permanent class and form that is temporarily. every cricket supporter, does not matter from what country, knows this.

Posted by   on (January 1, 2014, 8:15 GMT)

I am curious why Ryan Harris, good as he is, makes the test team ahead of Vernon Philander. Both took 38 wickets in 8 matches, but Philander's average was 20% better and his strike rate 10% better. And he can bat too. Must say I wouldn't want to bat against Steyn and Johnson, you probably wouldn't need any fast bowling support...

Posted by   on (January 1, 2014, 7:57 GMT)

Why no Misbah? amazing.....

Posted by   on (January 1, 2014, 7:45 GMT)

this is an awesome article. When we see the run rate of Misbah in ODI that is so low and lame and boring 73 runs per 100 balls. comparing to kohli's 97 runs per 100 balls.

According to common sense Misbah ul haq performance in ODI cricket is so boring that he don't deserve place in any team and even in his home team of Pakistan because he never makes 100 and always score so slow that Pak team never scores imposing runs to win ODI match.

Example Misbah was playing in last 10 overs in 2nd ODI match against Sri in UAE last month and he took most of the singles without scoring any boundary and Pakistan was able to score 284 runs with the loss of only 4 wickets. Important thing that Pak only lost 4 wickets. If Misbah had played fast then score card might be read like this 320 runs for 8 wickets. Sri Lanka scored 285 runs in last over of the innings with 8 down.

In next match misbah did not bat and Pakistan really scored 322 for 8 and Pak won that match easily. Misbah is just too boring.

Posted by   on (January 1, 2014, 7:34 GMT)

philander was also good in tests with some runs.

Posted by   on (January 1, 2014, 7:32 GMT)

no ajmal in t20 is understandable. he has not had great success in t20s this year.

only 1 main omission is Misbah in Odis. strike rate might be low but average and he is been consistent enough. top scorer of the year.

anothet issue is bowling of odi team.? anyway , they are not going to play for real so doesnt matter.

i think Mclaren missed from odis as well as an allrounder. odi team has 4 bowlers.

anyway, its team of choices so every body has different 1. to me 2 guys should be in odis, misbah and maclaren. overall looks ok.

Posted by symbol.mishra2008 on (January 1, 2014, 7:25 GMT)

Misbah should have been in the odi squad with virat (no.3 batsmen in t20s) in the t20 squad and philander in the test squad and instead of warner taylor should have been there in the test.

Posted by xtrafalgarx on (January 1, 2014, 7:16 GMT)

So glad to see 4 Aussies in that test XI. On the way up.

Posted by   on (January 1, 2014, 7:16 GMT)

Misbah-ul-Haq didn't retire in mid 2013 Cricinfo, he played whole 2013 and still palying. and 5th bowler is Rohit Sharma and Kholi eh! ?

Posted by   on (January 1, 2014, 7:15 GMT)

Where are the two top ODI run getters in 2013 from ODI squad.

Do you consider Dhawan and more importantly Sharma after their performances in SA ? Really ?

Posted by   on (January 1, 2014, 7:13 GMT)

SO 866 runs at 72.16 is better than every one on this list apart from Pujara and De villers. So why is it the owner of those stats, ross taylor, is not on this list.

Posted by SA_FAN315 on (January 1, 2014, 7:06 GMT)

Misbah should be there....and the odi team selection is the worst.....seeing india go down to SA i wouldn't pick the indian top order except for virat.....rohit and dhawan should be excluded and misbah and De kock should take their place......De kock can be a compromised but Misbah should definitely be there in the odi side

Posted by wik8 on (January 1, 2014, 7:05 GMT)

cricinfo can you explain to me why my comments are submitted but never posted? i'm never abusive and always on topic and yet my comments never appear.

Posted by   on (January 1, 2014, 7:04 GMT)

it must be for test otherwise Misbah would top the list

Posted by   on (January 1, 2014, 6:53 GMT)

Damn.. I though Kohli and Ajmal can walk into any side and in any format around the World. Forget statistics, look at the quality.

Posted by   on (January 1, 2014, 6:26 GMT)

@swarzi : lol keep going, people are laughing at you....

Posted by   on (January 1, 2014, 6:24 GMT)

David Warner?? really? with an average of 39 he shouldn't be selected..... I feel sorry for misbah, but his strike rate is way below for odi standards... but he should have been in odi team and why you select 3 wicket keepers? and where is 5th bowler in odi??

Posted by rehan_abbasi on (January 1, 2014, 6:22 GMT)

Why No Misbah in ODI? He was the leading run scorer as well and made lots n lots of half centuries.

Posted by   on (January 1, 2014, 6:03 GMT)

id replace warner or bell with Ross Taylor

Posted by   on (January 1, 2014, 5:54 GMT)

Where is Mibah man ( Top Scorer ) Hafeez and Shahzad???

Posted by   on (January 1, 2014, 5:29 GMT)

Harris in test 11? How on earth does he make it into the list when you have Morkel and phillander bowling phenomenally better then him. Even Junaid Khan is a better wicket taking option then him. Three wicketkeeper.. No DE kock. No Misbah. No hafeez. This is a list made by you know who for you know whom.

Posted by   on (January 1, 2014, 5:26 GMT)

Espncricinfo ranking Lolz! Get your facts straight boys. You have missed some big names to top it all MISBAH UL HAQ remember him. Knock Knock!! Hello... Wake up!!!!

Posted by   on (January 1, 2014, 5:25 GMT)

Didn't Misbah score the highest ODI runs in 2013?

Posted by   on (January 1, 2014, 5:17 GMT)

In many instances a worthless article, pro Indian innuendo and a sad back turning on the Proteas. Never heard of present nr. 1 bowler Vernon Philander? How blind do you dare to be? Even rookie Quinton de Kock disapeared under the radar somehow...

Posted by swarzi on (January 1, 2014, 5:03 GMT)

Haris Siddiqui, How do you expect Misbah's name to be mentioned? He's 40+; and remember all the excuses that were being made for a man who is also 40! Notice that Shiv Chanderpaul's name would never be among any that Cricinfo staff picks from now on about success in batting. You see how dominant Kallis was in his final match at age 38? So, only one batsman, since test cricket was introduced can't bat after age 38; and as usual, all kinds of excuses have been made for him, about old age!

Posted by   on (January 1, 2014, 4:55 GMT)

Kohli should be picked in Test XI in place of Warner and Philander can be picked in place of Broad.

Posted by swarzi on (January 1, 2014, 4:49 GMT)

Cricinfo Staff, What happened, like Sachin didn't play any cricket in 2013? Or you forgot to put down his name somewhere, or what? Didn't he even stop a boundary? As I know you all would have had some kind of hype here on that too!

Posted by   on (January 1, 2014, 4:48 GMT)

Wheres Misbah???? The highest run getter in ODI's in 2013,,,,, Or maybe you are considering him for the batting coach of the team!

Posted by   on (January 1, 2014, 4:45 GMT)

quinton de kock and misbah should be in the odi teams.

Posted by   on (January 1, 2014, 4:13 GMT)

Misbah was clearly the most consistent ODI batsman this past year. Most runs in 2013 by a wide margin, record of most fifties in a calendar year, better average than Kohli, Sharma and ABD despite not playing a single game at home. Yet he didn't make it to the list. That is terribly disappointing, cricinfo.

Posted by   on (January 1, 2014, 4:04 GMT)

Philander's unlucky to miss out on a test spot. 38 wickets @ 18.05 from 8 matches along with 202 runs @ 28.85 is pretty damn good.

Posted by   on (January 1, 2014, 4:03 GMT)

No Misbah in the ODI side despite him topping the runs charts in the year. And then you added THREE wicketkeepers in the side. This is Ridiculous! Whoever came up with the ODI list is off their rocker.

Posted by   on (January 1, 2014, 3:50 GMT)

Test team of the year, no David Warner thanks. T20 team of the year - who cares?

Posted by SriramNatarajan on (January 1, 2014, 3:46 GMT)

ODI team has Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli to share 5th bowler duty? And 3 wicket keepers who keep for their national teams?

Posted by   on (January 1, 2014, 3:37 GMT)

Where is Misbah (top scorer) and Hafeez (2nd top scorer) in odi list and Ahmed Shehzad in T20 list...?

Posted by   on (January 1, 2014, 3:25 GMT)

And you guys couldn't find a spot for Misbah, despite him scoring so heavily in both test and odi's? this is unfair to be honest...

Posted by IAMGOD on (January 1, 2014, 3:05 GMT)

Test - I would replace Ian Bell with Virat. His performance against SA - against the best attack in the 1st innings on a fresh track to go with a sparkling 100 against Aussies on a tricky Chennai track should warrant him into the XI. Bell scored only in England... and has been a major failure in the Australian leg of the Ashes.

Posted by   on (January 1, 2014, 2:20 GMT)

Im surprised by the snub to Misbah ul Haq. Highest run getter in ODI's this year and still doesn't make the ODI team of the year.

Posted by   on (January 1, 2014, 2:18 GMT)

where's Misbah. . . .The leading Scorrer of 2013. ... This is not fair.

Posted by DRS_Flawed_NeedsImprovement on (January 1, 2014, 2:12 GMT)

david warner should not deserve place in test, i prefer murali vijay.

Posted by   on (January 1, 2014, 1:57 GMT)

Mominul deserved a place in Test team. Nasir Hossain once again neglected despite of having a terrific year.

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