Fast Bowler Alzarri Joseph can now add another accolade to his ever-growing list as the 26-year-old fast bowler was named in the International Cricket Council’s One-Day International (ODI) Team of the year.
The ICC Team of the Year recognises 11 outstanding individuals who have impressed one and all – be it with the bat, the ball or their all-round exploits in a calendar year.
In 2022, Joseph became one of the leading wicket-takers in ODIs capturing 27 at an average of 25 from 17 matches for West Indies. He was also the leading fast bowler in the world last year.
Joining him on that list is his teammate, batsman Shai Hope.
Hope did not get off to the greatest of starts in 2022 but in typical fashion started to grind out runs in the latter half. He finished the year with 709 runs, which include three hundreds and two fifties, at an average of 35.45.
The ODI team is being led by Pakistan’s Babar Azam and includes the likes of India’s Shreyas Iyer and New Zealander Trent Boult.
Meanwhile, West Indies captain Kraigg Brathwaite was named in the ICC’s men’s Test-team-of-the-Year, following a successful year in the batting department.
The 30-year-old averaged 62 in seven Tests during the last calendar year, scoring two hundreds – a marathon 160 against England in Bridgetown and a fine 110 against Australia in Perth last month.
Neither the men’s Twenty20 International Team of the Year nor the women’s ODI and T20 squad comprised any West Indies players.