Cricket Australia Names The ‘Best Test XI’ Of The Decade: It has been a great year for ‘King’ Kohli. From creating new records to breaking world records, Virat Kohli was phenomenal this year. Virat Kohli gave us many magical moments on-field with his brilliance with the bat.
In the just-concluded series against West Indies as well, Virat Kohli did what he does best. He smashed the bowlers of West Indies to all the corners of the ground. In the decider match, he took charge on-field when his side had already lost a flurry of wickets. He scored 85 runs off 81 balls, hitting 9 fours.
Looking at the numbers, it won’t be wrong to say that the year belonged to the masterclass of Virat Kohli. Kohli ends this year, with numbers that scream his dominance, especially in ODI.
In all the three formats of the game, Virat Kohli played 380 international matches where he amassed a total of 20,688 runs. Virat Kohli is the only batsman in the history of the sport to average over 50 in all three formats. He scored 8818 in Tests, 11036 in ODIs and 2450 in T20Is.
As the year is about to end, Cricket Australia came up with Test XI of the decade. The list consisted of some of the biggest names in the cricket world, with Virat Kohli being named as the captain of the team.
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In the list, former England skipper Alastair Cook and David Warner were named as the opening duo. Kane Williamson and Steve Smith are added in the top order, followed by the Indian skipper, who has been named as the captain of the decade.
At number 6 is South African GOAT, AB de Villiers, who has been picked up as the wicket-keeper. He is followed by Ben Stokes, Dale Steyn, Stuard Board, James Anderson, Nathan Lyon at numbers 7,8,9,10 and 11.