28 December 2016 Current Affairs: India’s Test captain Virat Kohli on 27 December 2016 was named Cricket Australia’s ODI team of the year.
Kohli was earlier also picked as the Captain of the ICC’s ODI team of the year.
Cricket Australia stated that Kohli played only 10 one-day matches in 2016; however, he underlined his status as one of the best in the 50-over format. He scored back-to-back centuries against Australia in January 2016 and then a 154 against New Zealand, which was more than half of his team's total. At present, he averages an incredible 90.10 in 59 successful run chases for India.
Cricket Australia’s ODI Team of Year:
- Virat Kohli (India, Captain)
- David Warner (Australia)
- Quinton de Kock (South Africa, Wicket Keeper)
- Steve Smith (Australia)
- Babar Azam (Pakistan)
- Mitchell Marsh (Australia)
- Jos Buttler (England)
- Jasprit Bumrah (India)
- Imran Tahir (South Africa)