England´s Alastair Cook and India´s Mahendra Singh Dhoni have been named captains of this year´s test and one-day international teams announced by the International Cricket Council on Tuesday.
The 12-member test team has four players from South Africa, including pace bowler Dale Steyn, who was named in the side for a sixth consecutive year. England and India both have three players on the squad, while Australia has two.
The one-day international side has players from seven different nations. Former India leg-spinner Anil Kumble chaired the panel to choose the team for one-year period from August 2012-2013.
Former Pakistan captain Waqar Younis, former England captain Alec Stewart, former South Africa batsman Graeme Pollock and former New Zealand women´s player Catherine Campbell were the other members of the panel.