Virat Kohli’s absence from ICC Test Team for the Year 2016 raised many eyebrows. Indian cricket fans in particular very unhappy and it immediately became a topic of discussion on social media. Virat Kohli was at the top of his game in 2016. In Test cricket, Virat Kohli took his game to the next level and scored three double-hundreds. In the recently concluded Test series against England, Virat Kohli was the highest run scorer and also won the man of the series award.
Virat Kohli’s absence from ICC Test Team for the year 2016 has made Indian cricket fans very angry but there is a reason why he hasn’t been included in it.
It has to be noted that the time period during which the performances have been taken into consideration is from 14th September 2015 to 20th September 2016. In this period, Virat Kohli scored just 451 runs in 8 Tests, at an average of 45.10, with one century and one fifty to his credit.
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ICC Test Team for the Year 2016: David Warner (Australia), Alastair Cook (C) (England), Kane Williamson (New Zealand), Joe Root (England), Adam Voges (Australia), Jonny Bairstow (WK) (England), Ben Stokes (England), Ravichandran Ashwin (India), Rangana Herath (Sri Lanka), Mitchell Starc (Australia), Dale Steyn (South Africa), Steve Smith (Australia, 12th man) .