The International Cricket Council (ICC) has selected the best cricketers of the last decade. The ICC has announced the Test, ODI and Twenty20 teams that have selected the best players in international cricket for the past ten years. Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli has earned a place in all three World XIs.
Virat Kohli and spinner R Ashwin have been named in the Test squad. Virat Kohli is the captain of the team. Atlastair Cook of England and David Warner of Australia were selected as openers. New Zealand captain Kane Williamson will be third and Kohli fourth. Australia's Steve Smith is fifth and Sri Lanka's Kumar Sangakkara is sixth. Sangakkara is the wicket keeper of the team. England's Ben Stokes and Ashwin were named all-rounders. The bowling line-up will be led by South Africa's Dale Steyn. The other pace bowlers are England's Stuart Broad and James Anderson.
Three Indian players have been named in the ODI team. Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli and Dhoni. The ODI team has the largest number of players from India. David Warner and Rohit Sharma will be the team's openers. Virat Kohli will play third. This was followed by South Africa's AB. De Villiers, Bangladesh's Shakib Al Hasan and MS Dhoni will play. Dhoni will lead the team. The wicket-keeper is also a player. Ben Stokes, Mitchell Starc of Australia, Trent Bolt of New Zealand, Imran Tahir of South Africa and Lasith Malinga of Sri Lanka were also named in the squad.
The Indian players are the most in the Twenty20 team. Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, MS Dhoni and Jaspreet Bumra have been named in the World XI from India. Rohit Sharma and West Indies' Chris Gayle will play as openers. Australian skipper Aaron Finch will be third and Kohli fourth. De Villiers was fifth and Glenn Maxwell of Australia was sixth. Dhoni will lead the team. Dhoni is also the wicket-keeper. The other players in the squad are West Indies' Kieron Pollard, Afghanistan's Rashid Khan and Bumra and Sri Lanka's Lasith Malinga.
The women's ODI and Twenty20 teams have also been announced. India's Harmanpreet Kaur and Poonam Yadav have been named in the Women's Twenty20 World XI. Mithali Raj and Julan Goswami have been named in the women's ODI team.