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MS Dhoni named captain of Cricket Australia ODI team of the decade, Virat Kohli Test skipper

MS Dhoni named captain of Cricket Australia ODI team of the decade, Virat Kohli Test skipper

  • Dec 24, 2019
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While MS Dhoni has been named the captain of Cricket Australia's ODI team of the decade, Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli also find spots in the 11-man side.The World Cup-winning Indian star, MS Dhoni, has been appointed as the captain of the ODI team for the contract brought together by Cricket Australia. 3 Indians are part of a 11-man team, which includes some of the best players of the days in 2010.MS Dhoni, who led India to the glory of the World Cup in 2011, also handles wicketkeeping on the CA ODI team.In addition to MS Dhoni, Indian captain, Virat Kohli, and opener Rohit Sharma also find a place in the contract team. Rohit and Hashem will open in the CA's team, and Kohli, as usual, comes up at the third place.Journalist Martin Smith, who brought together this year's ODI team, told Cricket Australia that MS Dhoni was the dominant force in the "golden period" of cricket in limited-overs in India.“MS Dhoni’s contribution with the bat was reduced during the last part of the decade, but it was a dominant force in a golden period in the one-day aspect in India. Having secured his greatness by pushing his nation to the glory of the World Cup back home in 2011, he became Ultimate finisher with the bat, "Smith writes for cricket.com.au.Martin Smith also addresses Virat Kohli as "the best one-day batsman" of the decade.The ODI team of the decade compiled by Cricket AustraliaMS Dhoni (c & wk), Rohit Sharma, Hashim Amla, Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Shakib Al Hasan, Jos Buttler, Rashid Khan, Mitchell Starc, Trent Boult, Lasith Malinga.Meanwhile, Virat Kohli is the only Indian cricketer to have found a place on the Cricket Australia test team in the decade. Captain of India was also named as the skipper of the team."The once self-described brat has also evolved into one of the game's most respected figures, recently speaking out about mental health and ushering in a new standard of fitness within his country's cricket ranks," Adam Burnett who has compiled the Test team of the decade wrote for cricket.com.au.Interestingly, AB de Villiers has been appointed as the team's wicketkeeper of the team, and Virat Kohli's batting position is ranked No. 5 after Alastair Cook, David Warner, Kane Williamson, and Steve Smith.Cricket Australia's Test team of the decade: Virat Kohli (c), Alastair Cook, David Warner, Kane Williamson, Steve Smith, Ab de Villiers (wk), Ben Stokes, Dale Steyn, Stuart Broad, Nathan Lyon, James Anderson.HIGHLIGHTSVirat Kohli only Indian in CA's Test team of the decadeMS Dhoni named captain of CA's ODI team of the decadeRohit Sharma and Virat Kohli also part of CA's ODI team of the decadeRead More: IPL 2020 Auction: The five most expensive players

Happy Birthday Rohit Sharma

Happy Birthday Rohit Sharma: India's 'Hitman' turns 33

  • Apr 30, 2020
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As the ace cricketer Rohit Sharma turns 33 on Thursday, let's go on a memory path and revive the three tons that the right-handed batsman scored in ODI format.Rohit, popularly known as "Hitman", made his ODI debut on June 23, 2007.209 v. Australia, Bangalore, 2013Batting First, Rohit was slow and took some time to build innings. However, as soon as he got a scheme of things, Rohit started chasing the bowlers and before passing the 100 Play mark. After reaching his century, he changed gears and continued raising his first double century in ODI. Then he went to play a knock of 209 with only 158 balls. These innings helped India score 383 runs on the board, and this effort helped the team win the match with 57 runs.264 Against Sri Lanka, Calcutta, 2014Rohit scored 264 runs in only 173 balls against Sri Lanka at Eden Gardens, Kolkata, and this knock remains the highest score of any batsman in 50 over format to date. The 32-year-old took a break when he was only scoring 4 runs, and the batsman got the most out of him while scoring an additional 260 runs to make Sri Lankan bowlers toil on the field.208 Against Sri Lanka, Mohali, 2017First batting, Rohit Sharma continued to play a knock of 208 off only 153 balls bringing the men's in the blue score to 392/4. Right-handed batsman innings was studded with 13 four and 12 sixes. This effort helped India win the match by 141 runs.At the Cricket World Cup 2019, Rohit Sharma finished the tournament as the highest run-scorer after scoring 648 runs from just nine matches at an average of 81.00.During the tournament, he also became the first batsman who scored five centuries in one single edition of the World Cup.Rohit, who is now vice-caption of the ODI Team, has played 224 ODIs, 108 T20Is, and 32 tests so far.Read More: 20 interesting facts about Sachin TendulkarLatest Sports News, Top Sports News