The International Cricket Council (ICC) has named Pakistan's Babar Azam as the captain for the ODI Team of the Year, a day after it picked him as the skipper of the T20I Team of the Year.
The ICC Team of the Year recognised 11 outstanding individuals who have impressed one and all — be it with the bat, the ball or their all-round exploits in a calendar year.
Fakhar Zaman has also been included in the 11-man squad for his stellar performance in the year 2021, while no player from the Indian cricket team has been able to make it to the list.
Power-hitters, terrific all-rounders, fiery pacers ????
The 2021 ICC Men's ODI Team of the Year has all the bases covered ???? pic.twitter.com/R2SCJl04kQ
— ICC (@ICC) January 20, 2022
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Despite having played only 6 matches in 2021, Babar still managed to score 405 runs at an average of 67.50 with two centuries.
The talismanic Pakistan skipper made vital contributions in tough away tours of South Africa and England, ending up with Player of the Match awards in both their victories in the former.
He also scored a memorable ton in Birmingham in conditions that assisted the seamers.