ICC Awards 2018: Muhammad Abbas makes Test XI
The International Cricket Council (ICC) has announced list of 2018’s award winners and only one Pakistani has made it.
Pacer Muhammad Abbas was named in the ICC Test XI, stamping Pakistan’s only appearance among the world’s best in 2018.
And Pakistanis are extremely happy
The Pakistani pacer has had a mesmerizing 2018 season. In 7 Test matches played, he took 38 wickets at an average of 13.76.
He also took 3 5-wicket hauls and one 10-wicket haul, and that has got him into the prestigious ICC World XI for Tests.
No other Pakistani has made it to the big awards this year.
Social Media congratulate Muhammad Abbas
Congrats … Muhammad Abbas to be part of the ICC Test team of the year 2018… way to gooo
— Naveed Ali (@naweedali12) January 22, 2019
We are glad too and he totally deserves it
Glad to see Muhammad Abbas there. Keep it up @Mohmmadabbas111 👍
— Saqib Afzal (@iSaqibAfzal) January 22, 2019
On the other hand, Indian skipper Virat Kohli has made a clean sweep. He has become the first player to win the Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy for cricketer of the year, the Test player of the year and the ICC men’s ODI player of the year.
He has also made it to the ICC Test and ODI teams of the year.
Here is the Test Eleven
Do you agree with the ICC Test Team of the Year 2018?
🇳🇿 Tom Latham
🇱🇰 Dimuth Karunaratne
🇳🇿 Kane Williamson
🇮🇳 Virat Kohli (c)
🇳🇿 Henry Nicholls
🇮🇳 Rishabh Pant
🏝 Jason Holder
🇿🇦 Kagiso Rabada
🇦🇺 Nathan Lyon
🇮🇳 Jasprit bumrah
🇵🇰 Muhammad Abbas#ICCAwards 🏆 pic.twitter.com/TD5dtNJMkt
— bet365_aus (@bet365_aus) January 22, 2019
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