Melbourne: Accolades continue to pour for in for India’s dynamic Test captain Virat Kohli, who has been named as captain of Cricket Australia’s One-day team of the year ahead of Steve Smith.
Kohli is joined in the side by his Royal Challengers Bangalore teammate AB de Villiers and compatriot Jasprit Bumrah.
Earlier, the International Cricket Council had named India’s young Test captain as the skipper of the world team of the year, 2016.
Australian batsman David Warner, who led Sunrisers Hyderabad to their first IPL title in 2016 was selected to partner England’s Jason Roy as an opener. England’s explosive wicketkeeper-batsman Jos Buttler was handed over the keeper slot.
West Indies’ Andre Russel and South Africa’s Farhaan Behardien and Pakistan’s Shahid Afridi are selected as all-rounders.
Cricket Australia’s T20 Team of Year: David Warner, Jason Roy, Virat Kohli (C), AB de Villiers, Andre Russell, Jos Buttler (WK), Farhaan Behardien, Shahid Afridi, Adam Zampa, Jasprit Bumrah, Mustafizur Rahman.