- Brian Lara incorporates Wasim Akram and Waqar Younis in his rundown ever incredible bowlers
- ICC had not highlighted any Pakistani in their rundown of Teams of the Decade
- Lara highlights Shane Warne, Glenn McGrath and Muralitharan with Wasim and Waqar in the list
The International Cricket Council (ICC) may have overlooked Pakistani cricketers and symbols in their Teams of the Decade however Brian Lara, one of the best to actually play cricket, has remembered not one but rather two Pakistani cricketers for his ‘Top Fives’ rundown.
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Taking to Instagram, the previous left-gave batsman uncovered his rundown, telling fans that it was only his and not anybody else’s.
“I have decided to raise my hand up and give you my top fives. Swipe to see the array of top fives I have for you! Please don’t ask where my name is, it’s my top five not yours,” he composed on Instagram.
While he referenced numerous cricketers in his ‘Top Fives’ rundown, Brian Lara’s “Five Best Bowlers I have Played Against” list included Wasim Akram and Waqar Younis.
“In no particular order”, the rundown likewise included Shane Warne, Glenn McGrath and Muttiah Muralitharan.
ICC reprimands Pakistani cricketers from Teams of the Decade list
The ICC on Sunday reported their cricket Teams of the Decade in each of the three configurations of the game and no cricketer from Pakistan could make any rundown.
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The diverse playing XIs reported by the overseeing body is a piece of ICC Awards which is a program pointed toward commending the stand-apart entertainers and minutes from the previous ten years of worldwide cricket.
Earlier this month, ICC had selected five Pakistani players including Misbah-ul Haq, Saeed Ajmal, Mohammad Hafeez, Sana Mir and Javeria Khan in Men’s and Women’s ODI Team of the Decade (TOTD) category.
ICC incorporated a sum of five TOTD; three of Men’s in Tests, One Day Internationals and Twenty20 Internationals and two of Women’s in ODIs and T20Is with the assistance of a democratic academy.
Following are the ICC’s TOTD in each category:
ICC Men’s Test Team of the Decade: Alastair Cook, David Warner, Kane Williamson, Virat Kohli (C), Steve Smith, Kumar Sangakkara (wk), Ben Stokes, Ravichandran Ashwin, Dale Steyn, Stuart Broad, James Anderson
ICC Men’s ODI Team of the Decade: Rohit Sharma, David Warner, Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Shakib al Hasan, MS Dhoni (wk & C), Ben Stokes, Mitchell Starc, Trent Boult, Imran Tahir, Lasith Malinga
ICC Men’s T20I Team of the Decade: Rohit Sharma, Chris Gayle, Aaron Finch, Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Glenn Maxwell, MS Dhoni (wk & C), Kieron Pollard, Rashid Khan, Jasprit Bumrah, Lasith Malinga.
ICC Women’s ODI Team of the Decade: Alyssa Healy, Suzie Bates, Mithali Raj, Meg Lanning (C), Stefanie Taylor, Sarah Taylor (wk), Elysse Perry, Dan Van Neikerk, Marizanne Kapp, Jhulan Goswami, Anisa Mohammad
ICC Women’s T20 Team of the Decade: Alyssa Healy (wk), Sophie Devine, Suzie Bates, Meg Lanning (C), Harmanpreet Kaur, Stefanie Taylor, Deandra Dottin, Elysse Perry, Anya Shrubsole, Megan Schutt, Poonam Yadav