Kohli captain of ICC ODI team of 2016, ignored from Test side

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Dubai : India’s Test captain and one of the best batsman in the world Virat Kohli was ignored from the ICC Test team of the year even though he was named skipper of the ODI all-star XI. The ODI all-star XI consists of Rohit Sharma and Ravindra Jadeja.

Kohli, who is the vice-captain of India’s ODI and T20 teams, has been named as leader of the 12-member side which features four South Africans and three Australian cricketers besides one each from England and West Indies.

South Africa’s AB de Villiers, wicket-keeper Quinton de Kock, fast bowler Kagiso Rabada and leg-spinner Imran Tahir are the team, while David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Mitchell Starc represent Australia.

Englishman Jos Buttler and wily West Indian spinner Sunil Narine are the other two players in the side. Star off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin is the lone Indian in the Test side, which surprisingly will be led by

Alastair Cook, who faces an uncertain future as England’s captain. Only Warner and Starc are two cricketers who have found out a place in both the teams.

The other players in ICC Test team of the Year 2016 are New Zealand’s skipper Kane Williamson, England’s Joe Root, Jonny Bairstow (wicket-keeper) and Ben Stokes, Australia’s Steven Smith and Adam Voges, South African speedster Dale Steyn, New Zealand’s Kane Williamson and Sri Lankan left-arm spinner Rangana Herath.

ICC ODI team of the year 2016: Virat Kohli (captain), David Warner, Quinton de Kock (wk), Rohit Sharma, AB de Villiers, Jos Buttler, Mitchell Marsh, Ravindra Jadeja, Mitchell Starc, Kagiso Rabada, Sunil Narine, Imran Tahir.

ICC Test team of the year 2016: Alastair Cook (captain), David Warner, Kane Williamson, Joe Root, Adam Voges, Jonny Bairstow, Ben Stokes, Ravichandran Ashwin, Rangana Herath, Mitchell Starc, Dale Steyn,Steve Smith.