Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Graeme Swann is the only player from England in the ICC ODI Team of the Year

English spinner, Graeme Swann, has been included in the first eleven of the International Cricket Council's one-day international team of the year.

He is the only player from England who has been chosen in the ICC’s 50-over team of the year. He is also the only spinner in this squad.

He has been chosen based on the 12-month performance between 11 August 2010 and 3 August 2011.

Graeme Swann is now the permanent member of England national team of all three formats of cricket game. He has been continuously performing well. Though England did not play well in the World Cup, his performance was praiseworthy. He caught the attention of selection panel headed by Clive Lloyd with his performance.

The ICC ODI Team of the Year was dominated by the World Champions India with featuring maximum number of players. Four Indian players, who were part of the Indian squad that won World Cup trophy, have been included in this squad. They are Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Virender Sehwag, Yuvraj Singh and Zaheer Khan. Mahendra Singh Dhoni has been named captain of the team.

This squad also features two players each from Sri Lanka and South Africa and one each from Pakistan and Australia.

The ICC ODI Team of the Year was announced at a special function ahead of the LG ICC Awards ceremony in London on Monday.