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Kohli, MS captains of the decade

Cricket Australia named Kohli and Dhoni as captains of their team of the decade in Test and ODI respectively

PTI Melbourne Published 24.12.19, 07:51 PM
Virat Kohli is in both the Test and ODI teams

Virat Kohli is in both the Test and ODI teams (AP)

Virat Kohli has been named captain of the Test XI of the decade by Cricket Australia’s website, while Mahendra Singh Dhoni was chosen as the leader of its ODI team of the decade.

It is not a surprise that Kohli finds himself in both the Test and ODI teams. The 31-year-old has arguably been the best batsman over the last decade. He has amassed 70 international hundreds and is only behind Ricky Ponting (71) and Sachin Tendulkar (100).


Kohli, who averages more than 50 in all formats, is also third in the list of leading run-scorers of all time with 21,444 runs, behind Ponting (27,483) and Tendulkar (34,357).

The India captain has scored runs all around the world but Australia has been a special place for him, having scored nine hundreds (six in Tests, three in ODIs) Down Under.

Kohli is primed to shatter more records, having ended 2019 as the leading run-getter.

The others in the Test XI of the decade include Alastair Cook, David Warner, Kane Williamson, Steve Smith, AB de Villiers, Ben Stokes, Dale Steyn, Stuart Broad, Nathan Lyon and James Anderson, posted.

The ODI team of the decade is led by Dhoni. Rohit Sharma is one of the openers in the team alongside Hashim Amla. Kohli is the undisputed

No.3, followed by De Villiers, Shakib-al Hasan, Jos Buttler, Dhoni, Rashid Khan Mitchell Starc, Trent Boult and Lasith Malinga.

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