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Five Pakistani cricketers in the running for ICC ODI Team of the Decade

11 players will be selected amongst the list of 16 players published by the ICC

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Five Pakistan cricketers, three men and two women, have been nominated for the International Cricket Council (ICC) One-Day International (ODI) Team of the Decade for the their respective sides.

11 players will be selected amongst the list of 16 players published by the ICC for the Men’s ODI XI and the Women’s ODI XI for the Decade.

Pakistan’s former spinner Saeed Ajmal, former captain and current head coach of the national side Misbahul Haq and all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez were nominated for the Men’s ODI XI Team of the Deacade.

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The nominations for the Women’s XI Team of the Decade include cricketers Javeria Khan and Sana Mir.

It must be noted that, earlier, Misbah was nominated for the ICC’s Spirit of Cricket Award of the Decade whereas leg-spinner Yasir Shah was nominated for the prestigious category of Men’s Test Player of the Decade.

The ICC Awards of the Decade is a one-off edition of the annual awards programme, aimed at celebrating the stand-out performers and moments from the past ten years of international cricket.

The nominees for each of the categories were determined according to on-field performances, impact on the game and overall achievements for a sustained period of time across the last decade.

To be an eligible nominee, a player must have made international appearances in the relevant format for at least 5 (five) years during the performance period.