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Dhoni, Pujara named in ICC Test Team of the Year, Dhawan, Jadeja named in ODI team

Mumbai, Dec 3 : The ICC today announced its Test and ODI Teams of the Year, as chosen by a specially appointed selection panel chaired by the ICC's Cricket Committee chairman and former India captain Anil Kumble.


Dale Steyn of South Africa has been named in the Test team of the year for the sixth time in a row.

The announcement was made by ICC Chief Executive David Richardson at a media conference in Mumbai, at which Mr Richardson also announced the short-lists for the LG ICC Awards 2013, which will be broadcast as a TV show later in the year. The LG ICC Awards recognise the best international players over the period 7 August 2012 to 25 August 2013.

The ICC Test Team of the Year is (in batting order):

Alastair Cook (Eng, captain)
Cheteshwar Pujara (Ind)
Hashim Amla (SA)
Michael Clarke (Aus)
Michael Hussey (Aus)
AB de Villiers (SA)
MS Dhoni (Ind - Wicketkeeper)
Graeme Swann (Eng)
Dale Steyn (SA)
James Anderson (Eng)
Vernon Philander (SA)
12th Man: Ravichandran Ashwin (Ind)

Four countries are represented in the 12-man Test line-up, and South Africa's Dale Steyn has earned a place in the ICC Test Team of the Year for the sixth successive year.

It is the fourth year in a row for South Africa's Hashim Amla, while England captain Alastair Cook, who is named as the captain, appears in the side for the third straight year.

ICC ODI Team of the Year (in batting order)

Tillakaratne Dilshan (SL)
Shikhar Dhawan (Ind)
Hashim Amla (SA)
Kumar Sangakkara (SL)
AB de Villiers (SA)
MS Dhoni (Ind, captain and wicketkeeper)
Ravindra Jadeja (Ind)
Saeed Ajmal (Pak)
Mitchell Starc (Aus)
James Anderson (Eng)
Lasith Malinga (SL)
12th Man: Mitchell McClenaghan (NZ)

--ANI (Posted on 03-12-2013)

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