Ricky Ponting includes only one Indian in his team of the decade, even though the Indian team has been one of the most dominant forces.
The Indian team had a great decade in all the formats of the cricket, which also includes one ICC ODI World Cup. The men in blue successfully transitioned when its legends retired successively from the start to the middle of the decade.
Now, India’s cricket team is among the most feared teams in the world under the captaincy of Virat Kohli. India has also been dominating the present scene in Test cricket and is leading ICC Test Championship chart.
Despite it, the former Australian captain Ricky Ponting doesn’t believe that there cab more than one Indian player who can contest for the Test team of the decade.
Ponting has included only Virat Kohli in his best Test team of the decade, Ponting chose to ignore R Ashwin in the team who has the best statistical record in this decade in the spin.
Although it can be argued that except for Kohli none other Indian has been that consistent to break into the team but the inclusion of seven players only from Australia and England can also be considered objectionable.
Everyone's picking teams of the decade so I thought I'd join in the fun. This would be my Test team of the 2010's:
Virat Kohli (c)
Kumar Sangakkarra (wk)
— Ricky Ponting AO (@RickyPonting) December 30, 2019
One could argue that Ashwin has been poor in the overseas tours so his exclusion can be justified but at the same time, James Anderson has also been poor in Asia.
On the other hand, Ben Stokes has shown his best self in the dying years of this decade which should not be significant enough to be in the team of the decade and Shakib Al Hasan has a better shout in the team than Stokes.
Nevertheless, a decent team by Ponting but few alterations still can be made in this team.