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Jan 23, 2024

Rohit Sharma named captain of ICC Men's ODI Team of the Year


Five other Indians other than Rohit

Rohit Sharma was on Tuesday named captain of the ICC ODI Team of the Year, which featured five other Indians including star batter Virat Kohli and the pace duo of Mohammed Shami and Mohammed Siraj.

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Rohit, Shubman lead top order

The ODI team's top order includes openers Rohit and Shubman Gill. While the Indian captain accumulated 1,255 runs at an average of 52 last year, the latter struck a brilliant 208 against the Kiwis and also finished as the highest run-scorer (1,584) in the format.

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World Cup final hero Head at No. 3

At number three was Travis Head, who was consistent throughout the year and performed exceptionally well during the global event, with his 137 in the final being the highlight.

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Kohli ends 2023 as the second-highest run-scorer in ODIs

In the middle order, modern-day great Kohli finished as the second-highest run-scorer of the year in ODIs (1,337) and slammed six centuries during the year. He surpassed Sachin Tendulkar's record of most international tons, besides winning the Player of the Tournament award during the World Cup.

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Daryl Mitchell slams five centuries in 2023

New Zealand's Daryl Mitchell scored five centuries and accumulated 1,204 runs at an average of 52.34 and a strike rate of 100.24.

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​South Africa's Klaasen rules 2023 with his match-winning knocks

South Africa's middle-order batter Heinrich Klaasen too dominated the whole year with the bat, with his highlight being the match-winning 174 versus Australia in Centurion.

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Leggie Zampa stars for Australia in ODI World Cup​

Australian leg-spinner Adam Zampa took 38 wickets in the entire year at an average of 26.31 and also fetched a four-for in three successive World Cup fixtures, besides finishing as the second-highest wicket-taker in the competition.

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Siraj delivers a memorable 6/21 in Asia Cup final

Paceman Siraj came up with 44 wickets in the year, the high point being six for 21 against Sri Lanka during the Asia Cup final that India won deservingly.

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​Kuldeep Yadav takes 49 ODI wickets in 2023​

Chinaman bowler Kuldeep Yadav captured 49 ODI wickets last year, with his best figures being five for 25 versus Pakistan during the Asia Cup's Super-Four stage

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Dominant Shami shines throughout the year

Seasoned pacer Shami was dominant throughout the year, claiming four fifers, while his best figures were seven for 57 against New Zealand during the World Cup semi-final in Mumbai.

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