The International Cricket Council (ICC) has announced the Team of the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 on Monday. The team features seven players from the finalists, while there is only one Bangladeshi player in the side. [বাংলায় পড়ুনঃ আইসিসির সেরা একাদশে তামিম]
There are four Pakistani players, three Indians, three Englishmen and one Bangladeshi in the XI. New Zealand’s captain Kane Williamson has been picked as 12th man. The side does not include any player from Sri Lanka, Australia and South Africa.
Tamim Iqbal, who has scored 293 runs in four matches with one century and two fifties, gets a place in the team. Leading run-scorer Shikhar Dhawan and leading wicket-taker, plus Man of the Tournament Hasan Ali have been picked.
Sarfraz Ahmed, who led Pakistan to their first-ever Champions Trophy title, is the captain of the side.
The team was made by former captains Michael Atherton of England, India’s Sourav Ganguly, Ramiz Raja of Pakistan as well as Lawrence Booth (Editor, Wisden Almanack and cricket writer, The Mail) and Julian Guyer (cricket correspondent, Agence France-Presse), with ICC General Manager – Cricket, Geoff Allardice, as chairman.
ICC’s Team of the Champions Trophy 2017:
i) Shikhar Dhawan (India) (338 runs, five matches)
ii) Fakhar Zaman (Pakistan) (252 runs, four matches)
iii) Tamim Iqbal (Bangladesh) (293 runs, four matches)
iv) Virat Kohli (India) (258 runs, five matches)
v) Joe Root (England) (258 runs, four matches)
vi) Ben Stokes (England) (184 runs and three wickets, four matches)
vii) Sarfraz Ahmed (Pakistan) (captain) (wicketkeeper) (76 runs and nine dismissals, five matches)
viii) Adil Rashid (England) (seven wickets, three matches)
ix) Junaid Khan (Pakistan) (eight wickets, four matches)
x) Bhuvneshwar Kumar (India) (seven wickets, five matches)
xi) Hasan Ali (Pakistan) (13 wickets, four matches)
xii) Kane Williamson (New Zealand) (12th) (244 runs, three matches)
-Ruffin, Correspondent, bdcrictime.com