SYDNEY: 2008 has been a disappointing year for the Australian cricket team and the Australian cricketers are no heroes now even in the eyes of their media due to their successive failures.
A magazine from Sydney has included only one Australian player in the ‘Team of the Year’.
The Australian magazine has formed a team on the basis of Test matches played in 2008 and only fast bowler Mitchell Johnson from Australia has been included in the team.
However, Australian all-rounder Andrew Symonds has been selected as the 12th man.
According to this ranking, Mahindra Singh Dhoni of India has been selected captain of the ‘team of the year’.
Among other players of the team are Graeme Smith, Gautam Gambhir, Hashim Amla, Kevin Peitersen, Chanderpaul, AB de Villiers, Ryan Sidebottom, Dayle Steyn, Michell Johnson and Ajantha Mendis.