India skipper and batting mainstay Virat Kohli was on January 15 named captain of the International Cricket Council’s ODI and Test teams of the year, capping off a memorable season for the world No.1.
Apart from Kohli, there have been 4 different Indians who had been picked in the ICC’s Test and ODI Teams of the Year.
While the Test group featured double-centurion Mayank Agarwal, opener Rohit Sharma, speedster Mohammed Shami and left-arm spinner Kuldeep Yadav discovered a spot in the ODI aspect.
The ICC’s Teams of the Year 2019:
ODI Team of the Year (in batting order): Rohit Sharma, Shai Hope, Virat Kohli (captain), Babar Azam, Kane Williamson, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler (wicketkeeper), Mitchell Starc, Trent Boult, Mohammed Shami, Kuldeep Yadav
Test Team of the Year (in batting order): Mayank Agarwal, Tom Latham, Marnus Labuschagne, Virat Kohli (captain), Steve Smith, Ben Stokes, BJ Watling (wicketkeeper), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Neil Wagner, Nathan Lyon.
Rohit Sharma was named ICC’s ‘2019 ODI Cricketer of the Year’ and Kohli gained the ‘Spirit of Cricket’ award.