ICC Team of the Year recognises 11 outstanding individuals who have impressed one and all – be it with the bat, the ball or their all-round exploits in a calendar year. Sri Lanka’s Wanindu Hasaranga and Dushmantha Chameera included for the ICC Men’s ODI Team of the Year. Wanindu Hasaranga also included for the ICC Men’s T20I Team of the Year.

Here, we take a look at 11 players who make the cut in the 50-over format of the game for men’s cricket.

Paul Stirling (Ireland)
Janneman Malan (South Africa)
Babar Azam (c) (Pakistan)
Fakhar Zaman (Pakistan)
Rassie van der Dussen (South Africa)
Shakib Al Hasan (Bangladesh)
Mushfiqur Rahim (wk) (Bangladesh)
Wanindu Hasaranga (Sri Lanka)
Mustafizur Rahman (Bangladesh)
Simi Singh (Ireland)
Dushmantha Chameera (Sri Lanka)

Wanindu Hasaranga (Sri Lanka)

A vital contributor with both the bat and the ball – Wanindu Hasaranga continued to establish himself as the superstar of the Sri Lankan team in the shorter formats of the game in 2021. He scored 356 runs at an average of 27.38 with three half-centuries in 14 matches. Hasaranga was also a constant menace with the ball, picking up 12 wickets at a miserly economy of 4.56. 

Dushmantha Chameera (Sri Lanka)

Impressing one and all with his pace, Chameera was on fire in the year 2021. Playing 14 matches, he scalped 20 wickets at an average of 29.30 with one five-wicket haul. Managing to maintain his fitness, Chameera reaped the rewards in what turned out to be a fruitful year for him. 

ICC Men’s ODI Team of the Year revealed