Mathews to captain ICC Test team of the Year

Mathews to captain ICC Test team of the Year

Mathews to captain ICC Test team of the Year

Written by Staff Writer

05 Nov, 2014 | 5:43 pm

Angelo Mathews has been chosen by the International Cricket Council to lead the ICC test team of the year 2014. Mathews who has been nominated for both the cricketer of the year and Test cricketer of the year awards will be joined by fellow compatriot Kumar Sangakkara who has also been shortlisted for the same awards. This is the seventh time since 2006 that Sangakkara has been selected in the ICC Test Team of the Year. He missed out on selection in 2009 and 2013. Spinner Rangana Herath has also been named in the ICC test team.Presi_con

President Mahinda Rajapaksa issuing a tweet congratulated skipper Angelo Mathews for being named as the Captain of the ICC test team and also congratulated Sangakkara as well as Herath for their inclusion in the team.

For the 5th year in a row Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni has been chosen to captain the ICC ODI team of the year this is incidentally the 8th occasion on which he has been included in the side.  While the ICC test team of the year includes 3 Sri Lankans, the ODI team only has one Sri Lankan player. Mystery spinner Ajantha Mendis is the only Sri Lankan in the team.

ICC Test Team of the Year 2014 (in batting order):
David Warner (Aus)
Kane Williamson (NZ)
Kumar Sangakkara (SL)
AB de Villiers (SA)
Joe Root (Eng)
Angelo Mathews (SL) (captain)
Mitchell Johnson (Aus)
Stuart Broad (Eng)
Dale Steyn (SA)
Rangana Herath (SL)
Tim Southee (NZ)
Ross Taylor (NZ) (12th man)

ICC ODI Team of the Year 2014 (in batting order):

Mohammad Hafeez (Pak)
Quinton de Kock (SA)
Virat Kohli (Ind)
George Bailey (Aus)
AB de Villiers (SA)
MS Dhoni (wicketkeeper) (captain)
Dwayne Bravo (WI)
James Faulkner (Aus)
Dale Steyn (SA)
Mohammad Shami (Ind)
Ajantha Mendis (SL)
Rohit Sharma (Ind) (12th man)

 

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