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5 Proteas included in ICC's ODI, T20 Teams of the Year

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South African batter Janneman Malan (Gallo)
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  • Proteas batters Janneman Malan and Rassie van der Dussen were announced in the ICC's 2021 ODI Team of the Tear.
  • Aiden Markram, David Miller and Tabraiz Shamsi were selected in the ICC T20 Team of the Year.
  • There are no South Africans in the ICC Test Team of the Year.

Five Proteas stars were rewarded for their performances last year by making the elite ICC ODI and T20 Teams of the Year.

On Thursday, the International Cricket Council (ICC) recognised 11 outstanding individuals who have impressed one and all in both limited-overs formats in 2021.

Proteas batters Janneman Malan and Rassie van der Dussen were included in the One-Day International (ODI) Team of the Year.

Malan, who is also nominated for the ICC's ODI Cricketer of the Year award, had a stellar season with the bat as he ended as the second-highest ODI run-scorer of the year.

He scored 509 runs in eight ODIs, including two centuries and two half-centuries at an average of 84.83. 

Meanwhile, Van der Dussen scored 342 runs in eight ODIs, scoring a century and two half-centuries at an average of 57.00 in 2021.

Van der Dussen, who smashed his second ODI century in the Proteas' 31-run win against India on Wednesday, slotted into ICC's ODI side, which is captained by Pakistan skipper Babar Azam.

Meanwhile, three South Africans have been selected in the ICC's T20 Team of the Year - batters Aiden Markram, David Miller and spinner Tabraiz Shamsi.

The trio were selected in the ICC's starting XI despite the Proteas failing to make the knockouts at November's T20 World Cup, which was won by Australia.

Markram made an impact in the Proteas middle-order as he ended as the Proteas' highest T20 run-scorer in 2021.

The 27-year-old notched up 570 runs in 18 matches at 43.84 with six half-centuries and also provided a handy five wickets as SA's part-time spin-bowling option.

Miller had a decent performance with the bat as South Africa's finisher scored 377 runs in 17 matches at 47.12 with two half-centuries.

Shamsi is the final South African to impress in 2021 as he soared to number one on the T20I bowling rankings.

The Proteas spinner finished as joint highest-wicket taker in 2021 alongside Sri Lanka's Wanindu Hasaranga and took 36 wickets in 22 matches at an average of 13.36.

There were no Proteas included in the ICC's Test Team of the Year, which is captained by Black Caps skipper Kane Williamson.

ICC Test Team of the Year:

Dimuth Karunaratne (Sri Lanka), Rohit Sharma (India), Marnus Labuschagne (Australia), Joe Root (England), Kane Williamson (New Zealand, captain), Fawad Alam (Pakistan), Rishabh Pant (India), Ravichandran Ashwin (India), Kyle Jamieson (New Zealand), Hasan Ali (Pakistan) and Shaheen Afridi (Pakistan)

ICC ODI Team of the Year:

Paul Stirling (Ireland), Janneman Malan (South Africa), Babar Azam (Pakistan, captain), Fakar Zaman (Pakistan), Rassie van der Dussen (South Africa), Shakib Al Hasan (Bangladesh), Mushfiqur Rahim (Bangladesh), Wanindu Hasaranga (Sri Lanka), Simi Singh (Ireland), Mustafizur Rahman (Bangladesh), Dushmantha Chameera (Sri Lanka)

ICC T20 Team of the Year:

Jos Buttler (England), Mohammad Rizwan (Pakistan), Babar Azam (Pakistan, captain), Aiden Markram (South Africa), Mitchell Marsh (Australia), David Miller (South Africa), Wanindu Hasaranga (Sri Lanka), Josh Hazlewood (Australia), Tabraiz Shamsi (South Africa), Mustafizur Rahman (Bangladesh), Shaheen Afridi (Pakistan).

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