Ben Stokes is known as in ICC males’s Check workforce of 2022 and as CAPTAIN – as England all-rounder is joined by Jonny Bairstow and James Anderson within the XI
- England are having fun with a Check cricket renaissance below Brendon McCullum
- McCullum and Ben Stokes have led England to 9 Check wins from 10 matches
Ben Stokes, Jonny Bairstow and James Anderson have been included within the Worldwide Cricket Council males’s Check workforce of the yr for 2022.
Stokes was named as captain of the worldwide XI in recognition of the best way he revitalised England’s flagging fortunes after changing Joe Root as skipper in April.
Below Root England had gained simply one in all their earlier 17 Assessments, however Stokes and new head coach Brendon McCullum ushered in a radically totally different model of attacking play to win 9 out of their subsequent 10. That led them to collection wins over New Zealand, South Africa and Pakistan in addition to a record-breaking victory in opposition to India.
Ben Stokes (proper) has been included within the ICC males’s 2022 Check workforce and named as captain
England all-rounder has been joined by team-mates Jonny Bairstow (left) and James Anderson
ICC MEN’S TEST TEAM OF THE YEAR FOR 2022
1. Usman Khawaja (Australia)
2. Kraigg Brathwaite (West Indies)
3. Marnus Labuschagne (Australia)
4. Babar Azam (Pakistan)
5. Jonny Bairstow (England)
6. Ben Stokes, captain (England)
7. Rishabh Pant, wicket-keeper (India)
8. Pat Cummins (Australia)
9. Kagiso Rabada (South Africa)
10. Nathan Lyon (Australia)
11. James Anderson (England)
Yorkshire batter Bairstow epitomised England’s daring method as he hit a career-best run of type over the summer time as he scored 4 centuries in 5 innings.
The 33-year-old equalled the English file for six tons in a calendar yr and seemed sure to surpass it earlier than a freak leg break noticed him miss the final 4 video games.
Anderson, nonetheless thriving on the highest stage on the age of 40, represents the bowling group.
The Lancashire paceman’s two-decade worldwide profession within the steadiness when he was dropped for final yr’s tour of the West Indies however, after being recalled by Stokes and McCullum, he continued to excel to complete 2022 with 36 wickets at a median of simply 19.80.
Anderson’s efforts on unhelpful pitches in Pakistan, the place England recorded a primary ever 3-0 sweep, have been significantly spectacular.
Ashes rivals Australia contributed 4 gamers to the workforce of the yr in Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Pat Cummins and Nathan Lyon. Kraigg Brathwaite, Babar Azam, Rishabh Pant and Kagiso Rabada additionally made the lower.
Spinner Sophie Ecclestone and all-rounder Nat Sciver have been each included within the ladies’s ODI workforce of the yr, with Ecclestone making it a white-ball double having additionally appeared in Monday’s T20 facet. Jos Buttler and Sam Curran have been included within the T20 males’s workforce of the yr.
Australia captain Pat Cummins is one in all 4 gamers his nation to be chosen within the ICC XI