The ODI team for the year 2021 has been announced by the International Cricket Council (ICC). On Thursday, the International Cricket Council (ICC) named the squad, which would be captained by Pakistan captain Babar Azam. Surprisingly, this is the first time in the history that no Indian player has been picked to the squad. There are 2-2 players from Pakistan, Ireland, South Africa, and Sri Lanka in the ICC One-Day International team. Aside from that, three Bangladeshi players have been included.

In 2021, Paul Sterling scored a total of 705 runs. In 14 One-Day Internationals, he averaged 79.66 and scored three century and two half centuries during this time. The South African opener Janeman Malan is also in the list. He is a vital member of his team. In 2021, he has scored 509 runs at an average of 84.83 in eight matches. Malan finished with two century and two half-centuries. The team’s captain has been named Babar Azam. In 2021, he scored 405 runs at an average of 67.50 in six matches. During this time, Azam also scored two centuries.
Pakistan’s batsman Fakhar Zaman scored 365 runs at an average of 60.83 in six matches in 2021. He had two century in his career. He scored a century against South Africa as a result of that.

How did the other players perform?

Van der Dussen – 342 runs at an average of 57 in 8 matches

Shakib Al Hasan – The Bangladesh all-rounder has scored 277 runs in 9 matches at an average of 39.57. He also took 17 wickets

Mushfiqur Rahim – 407 runs in 9 matches at an average of 58.14

Hasaranga – 356 runs in 14 matches at an average of 27.38. He also took 12 wickets.

Mustafizur Rahman – 18 wickets in 10 matches.

Simi Singh – The Irish bowler took 19 wickets in 13 matches. He also scored 280 runs, including a century and a half.

Dushmantha Chameera – The Sri Lankan bowler took 20 wickets in 14 matches.

ICC ODI team for 2021 – Paul Sterling, Janeman Malan, Babur Azam (C), Fakhar Zaman, Rusi van der Dussen, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim(Wk), Hasranga, Mustafizur Rahman, Simi Singh and Dushmantha Chameera .

Fans, on the other hand, were unconvinced because none of the players on the list were from the top four teams (Australia, India, England, and New Zealand). Maybe it’s because there were less ODIs played in 2021, or whatever, but fans have expressed their opinions on Twitter, so here are some tweets from fans we’ve gathered for you.

What are your picks for the ODI team, and how competitive do you think this team is?You can share your views in the comment section.