Another decade of the century passed away. There are many records set and broken in this cricketing decade in Test cricket. We witness the most emotional moment of the decade, the best moments of cricket in the decade. Memorable cricketing moments of the decade. Here you find Best Test XI of the Decade 2010-2019.
ICC Cricket XI
Many players across all countries give their best performances of the decade in test matches. So today we come with Best Test XI of the decade 2010-2019.
ICC Best XI
Let start the best of them all.
Openers – Sir Alastair Cook and David Warner
There are many choices available for the Test openers but we picked two most consistent performers as an Openers. One is from England and the other is from Australia.
England former captain Sir Alastair Cook and Australian current explosive batsmen David Warner made 23 hundred, 67 fifties, and score almost 16000 runs combined. This performance proof how consistent they are in the whole decade of 2010-19.
Dimuth Karunaratne, Dean Elgar, Graeme Smith, Tom Latham, M Vijay
Middle Order – Kumar Sangakkara, Steve Smith, Virat Kohli
For these slots, there is a tough competition between selected three players and all other players. But we shorted out Three players who have the most consistent run throughout the decade of 2010-19.
Current Best Test XI
First in former Sri Lankan player and Skipper Kumar Sangakkara. His average is 60.34 and also score triple hundred. Another player is current Australian player Steve Smith who had amazing run thought decade. His average in the test is 62.84. the last contender is current Indian Captain Virat Kohli who scored 27 hundred in Test throughout the decade.
Younis Khan, Michael Clarke, Kane Williamson, Misbah-ul-Haq, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Joe Root, Cheteshwar Pujara
Wicket Keeper: AB de Villiers
There are also many choices available for this slot but there is no doubt about our selection for this slot. He is one of the greatest players of all time. South African batsmen as well as former skipper AB de Villiers is our pick. He set many records as a batsmen but also stunning behind the wicket.
ICC Team of the decade
He hit the most hundred as a Wk in the whole decade (7 Hundreds) and his average in the test is 59.5 which is quite unbeatable.
BJ Watling, Quinton de Kock, BJ Haddin, Sarfraz Ahmed, Mushfiqur Rahim
All Rounder: None
There is no all-rounder present who delivers consistent performances with bat and ball throughout the decade. So we have no choice left to skip this category out.
Spinners: R Ashwin and Rangana Herath
In this category, we have also many choices but we selected two of the most dangerous spinners who can deliver for their team at any type of pitches.
One form India R Ashwin and another form Sri Lanka Rangana Herath both are that type of spinner who can produce wickets and turns out of nowhere on flat pitches.
Test Team of the decade
They both shared 57 five wickets haul and 16 ten wickets haul between then throughout decade.
Nathan Lyon, Yasir Shah, Ravindra Jadeja, Graeme Swann,, Saeed Ajmal
Pacers: Dale Steyn, James Anderson, and Morne Morkel
One of the tough choices in this team is the Pace attack. This category has so many options to choose from. After hard and thinking we sorted out three best pacers of them all who consistent delivers for their respective teams.
Most dominant Test sides of this decade
First, from South Africa, Dale Steyn who takes 15 five wickets haul with a strike rate of 43.93. Second, from England, James Anderson who takes most wicket 429 as compare to all other bowlers. The third one is the most underrated player in most part of his cricket career Morne Morkel. His performance in Home as well as away is most consistent than other competitors.
Stuart Broad, Trent Boult, Ryan Harris, Pat Cummins, Kagiso Rabada, Vernon Philander, Mitchell Starc, Mitchell Johnson, Neil Wagner, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma.
Best performers in ODIs through the decade
So in the end, here we have Best Test XI of the Decade 2010-2019:
Alastair Cook, David Warner, Kumar Sangakkara, Steve Smith, Virat Kohli (c), AB de Villiers (wk), R Ashwin, Dale Steyn, Morne Morkel, James Anderson, Rangana Herath
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