ICC Teams of the Year revealed: Ben Stokes named men’s Test captain over Pat Cummins

The International Cricket Council has revealed five Teams of the Year at the annual ICC Awards.

Selected by a panel of media representatives, the teams comprise Test, ODI and T20 players, across both the women’s and men’s games. 

Four Australians have been named in the men’s Test team, but it was an Englishman – Ben Stokes – who has been awarded the honourary captaincy.

In the ODI format, Harmanpreet Kaur and Babar Azam were both named captains in their respective teams, whilst Sophie Devine and Jos Buttler received the honour for their strong T20 performances.

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ICC Men’s Test Team of the Year 

  1. Usman Khawaja (AUS)
  2. Kraigg Brathwaite (WI)
  3. Marnus Labuschagne (AUS)
  4. Babar Azam (PAK)
  5. Jonny Bairstow (ENG)
  6. Ben Stokes (c) (ENG)
  7. Rishabh Pant (wk) (IND)
  8. Pat Cummins (AUS)
  9. Kagiso Rabada (SA)
  10. Nathan Lyon (AUS)
  11. James Anderson (ENG)

Australia’s impressive 2022 – which saw them lose just one of their 11 matches – saw four of their players named in the men’s Test side.

Marnus Labuschagne has held his No. 3 spot for a third consecutive year, whilst Usman Khawaja has been rewarded for a resurgent campaign.

Notably, Stokes has been given the captaincy over Pat Cummins, with Jonny Bairstow and James Anderson making up the English contingent.

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ICC Women’s ODI Team of the Year

  1. Alyssa Healy (wk) (AUS)
  2. Smriti Mandhana (IND)
  3. Laura Wolvaardt (SA)
  4. Nat Sciver (ENG)
  5. Beth Mooney (AUS)
  6. Harmanpreet Kaur (c) (IND)
  7. Amelia Kerr (NZ)
  8. Sophie Ecclestone (ENG)
  9. Ayabonga Khaka (SA)
  10. Renuka Singh (IND)
  11. Shabnim Ismail (SA)

Influential Indian captain Kaur has been named as the women’s captain in the ODI format.

Joining her are Australians Alyssa Healy and Beth Mooney who led the green and gold to glory in the World Cup in March last year.

The tournament’s top wicket-taker – Sophie Ecclestone – has also been included.

Beth Mooney

ICC Men’s ODI Team of the Year

  1. Babar Azam (c) (PAK)
  2. Travis Head (AUS)
  3. Shai Hope (WI)
  4. Shreyas Iyer (IND)
  5. Tom Latham (wk) (NZ)
  6. Sikandar Raza (ZIM)
  7. Mehidy Hasan Miraz (BAN)
  8. Alzarri Joseph (WI)
  9. Mohammed Siraj (IND)
  10. Trent Boult (NZ)
  11. Adam Zampa (AUS)

Azam has maintained his spot as captain for the second year in a row, joined by Australian batter Travis Head as an opener.

Four of the top five 2022 ODI wicket-takers feature, including trans-Tasman rivals Trent Boult and Adam Zampa.

There could be a number of changes to this list by the end of the calendar year, with the World Cup to take place in 2023.

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ICC Women’s T20I Team of the Year

  1. Smriti Mandhana (IND)
  2. Beth Mooney (AUS)
  3. Sophie Devine (c) (NZ)
  4. Ash Gardner (AUS)
  5. Tahlia McGrath (AUS)
  6. Nida Dar (PAK)
  7. Deepti Sharma (IND)
  8. Richa Ghosh (wk) (IND)
  9. Sophie Ecclestone (ENG)
  10. Inoka Ranaweera (SL)
  11. Renuka Singh (IND)

Australia’s Commonwealth Games triumph sees three of their players – Mooney, Tahlia McGrath and Ash Gardner – included in the women’s T20 team.

2022’s top run scorer Smriti Mandhana features, alongside New Zealand all-rounder and captain Sophie Devine.

Tahlia McGrath

ICC Men’s T20I Team of the Year:

  1. Jos Buttler (c) (wk) (ENG)
  2. Mohammad Rizwan (PAK)
  3. Virat Kohli (IND)
  4. Suryakumar Yadav (IND)
  5. Glenn Phillips (NZ)
  6. Sikandar Raza (ZIM)
  7. Hardik Pandya (IND)
  8. Sam Curran (ENG)
  9. Wanindu Hasaranga (SL)
  10. Haris Rauf (PAK)
  11. Josh Little (IRE)
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A number of familiar names feature in the men’s T20 team following the World Cup.

Host nation Australia had no representatives named, as India lead the charge with three players.

Jos Buttler has been awarded the captaincy honour after multiple outstanding performances with the bat.

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