Nine Australians have been named in the ICC’s Teams of the Decade, which were unveiled on Sunday evening AEDT.
David Warner and Steve Smith were both included in the Men’s Test Team of the Decade, with the pair collectively scoring 14,471 runs and 50 centuries in the game’s longest format during the adjudicated period.
Sri Lankan great Kumar Sangakkara also featured in the XI as the designated wicketkeeper, despite not donning the gloves in a Test match since 2008.
Warner was named in the Men’s ODI Team of the Decade alongside Australian teammate Mitchell Starc, who was the highest wicket-taker in consecutive 50-over World Cups in 2015 and 2019.
Meanwhile, Australian one-day captain Aaron Finch and white-ball powerhouse Glenn Maxwell were both included in the Men’s T20I Team of the Decade.
Indian superstar Virat Kohli was the only player to feature in all three men’s sides. He was anointed captain of the Test XI, while former Indian teammate MS Dhoni was named the ODI and T20 teams’ skipper.
Meg Lanning, Alyssa Healy and Ellyse Perry were unsurprising additions in the Women’s ODI Team of the Decade, with the trio collectively scoring 8464 runs and 19 centuries in the 50-over format.
Having won four T20 World Cup titles this decade, four Australians also featured in the Women’s T20I Team of the Decade, in which pace bowler Megan Schutt was named alongside Lanning, Healy and Perry.
Lanning was anointed captain of both the ODI and T20I Teams of the Decade.
The ICC are expected to announce the best players of the decade across all formats on Monday AEDT.
Men’s Test Team of the Decade
Alastair Cook (ENG), David Warner (AUS), Kane Williamson (NZ), Virat Kohli (c) (IND), Steve Smith (AUS), Kumar Sangakkara (wk) (SL), Ben Stokes (ENG), Ravichandran Ashwin (IND), Dale Steyn (SA), Stuart Broad (ENG), Jimmy Anderson (ENG)
Women’s ODI Team of the Decade
Alyssa Healy (AUS), Suzie Bates (NZ), Mithali Raj (IND), Meg Lanning (c) (AUS), Stafanie Taylor, Sarah Taylor (wk) (ENG), Ellyse Perry (AUS), Dane van Niekerk (SA), Marizanne Kapp (SA), Jhulan Goswami (IND), Anisa Mohammed (WI)
Men’s ODI Team of the Decade
Rohit Sharma (IND), David Warner (AUS), Virat Kohli (IND), AB de Villiers (SA), Shakib Al Hasan (BAN), MS Dhoni (c & wk) (IND), Ben Stokes (ENG), Mitchell Starc (AUS), Trent Boult (NZ), Imran Tahir (SA), Lasith Malinga (SL)
Women’s T20I Team of the Decade
Alyssa Healy (wk) (AUS), Sophie Devine (NZ), Suzie Bates (NZ), Meg Lanning (c) (AUS), Harmanpreet Kaur (IND), Stafanie Taylor (WI), Deandra Dottin (WI), Ellyse Perry (AUS), Anya Shrubsole (ENG), Megan Schutt (AUS), Poonam Yadav (IND)
Men’s T20I Team of the Decade
Rohit Sharma (IND), Chris Gayle (WI), Aaron Finch (AUS), Virat Kohli (IND), AB de Villiers (SA), Glenn Maxwell (AUS), MS Dhoni (c & wk) (IND), Kieron Pollard (WI), Rashid Khan (AFG), Jasprit Bumrah (IND), Lasith Malinga (SL)