Johannesburg:India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni was on Thursday named captain of the ICC ODI team of the year that also includes two other Indians in Virender Sehwag and Yuvraj Singh.
Dhoni was named as captain for the second year running by a specially appointed selection panel chaired by West Indian batting legend Clive Lloyd, at a glittering ceremony here. Six countries are represented in the 12-man line-up. Three Sri Lankans made it to the team, while two Englishmen, along with one player each from the West Indies, Pakistan and New Zealand.
Lloyd was joined on the panel by former India captain Anil Kumble, former Pakistan all-rounder Mudassar Nazar, former New Zealand skipper Stephen Fleming and ex-England wicketkeeper Bob Taylor.
The ICC World ODI Team of the Year is (in batting order): Virender Sehwag (Ind), Chris Gayle (WI), Kevin Pietersen (Eng), Tillakaratne Dilshan (SL), Yuvraj Singh (Ind), Martin Guptill (NZ), MS Dhoni (Ind, captain, wk), Andrew Flintoff (Eng), Nuwan Kulasekara (SL), Ajantha Mendis (SL), Umar Gul (Pak).
12th men: Thilan Thushara (SL).