Dream ODI XI of 2016: A Galaxy of Stars


9. Adil Rashid (England) – 29 wickets, Avg: 28.34, Econ: 5.19

Adil RashidEnglish leggie, Adil Rashid has been bowling pretty decently in shorter formats and is constantly improving. Off late, England is producing very flat wickets at home but Rashid has been able to put breaks on the visiting batsman and has been economical whilst taking wickets. In home summer, he picked up 14 wickets in 10 games against Sri Lanka and Pakistan respectively. While he was very economical in South African series as well, where we saw both the teams posting some huge scores.

But ultimately, it was the 3-match ODI series in Bangladesh, in latter part of the year, where he got slow wickets and boy he did latch on to it in some style. The 28 years old took two four-fers and ended up with 10 wickets in the series and was central to England’s series win. He got to bat in only 5 innings this year, where he averaged 32.