Babar Azam also named captain of ICC Men’s ODI team of the year
Here's the ICC Men's ODI team of the year
The International Cricket Council (ICC) has announced the ICC Men’s ODI team of the year. The ICC Team of the Year recognises 11 outstanding individuals who have impressed one and all – be it with the bat, the ball or their all-round exploits in a calendar year
After being named captain of ICC Men’s T20I team of the year, Babar Azam has been named as the captain of the ICC Men’s ODI team of the year. Fakhar Zaman has also been named in the ODI team of the year.
Just like the T20 team of the year, no Indian cricketer has been named in the ODI team of the year as well. Here’s the team:
Despite having played only 6 matches in 2021, Babar still managed to score 405 runs at an average of 67.50 with two centuries. The talismanic Pakistan skipper made vital contributions in tough away tours of South Africa and England, ending up with Player of the Match awards in both their victories in the former. He also scored a memorable ton in Birmingham in conditions that assisted the seamers.
Zaman continued his stellar run in Pakistan’s ODI outfit in the year 2021. Playing 6 matches, he aggregated 365 runs at an average of 60.83 with two centuries. One of the centuries came against South Africa, in a knock which will be remembered for ages. He scored 193, almost taking Pakistan home in their chase of 342 in Johannesburg.
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