Mahmudullah Riyad has been picked by Star Sports for the best team of ICC Champions Trophy 2017. He is the only Bangladeshi to be picked in the team. There was no place for Tamim Iqbal. [বাংলায় পড়ুনঃ স্টার স্পোর্টসের সেরা একাদশে মাহমুদউল্লাহ]
Mahmudullah has scored 137 runs in four innings in the tournament. He played a match-winning knock of unbeaten 102 runs off 107 balls with 8 fours and 2 sixes against New Zealand in Cardiff. He was involved in a 224-run fifth-wicket partnership with Shakib Al Hasan which helped Bangladesh win by five wickets.
Star Sports has picked three Indians, three Englishmen, three Pakistanis, one Bangladeshi and one New Zealander. They did not pick Indian skipper Virat Kohli as they went for Kiwi captain Kane Williamson ahead of him.
The golden bat and golden ball winners Shikhar Dhawan and Hasan Ali have been picked. The winning captain, Pakistan’s Sarfras Ahmed is the team’s captain and wicket-keeper.
Other notable picks are Rohit Sharma, English captain Eoin Morgan, Ben Stokes, Adil Rashid, Junaid Khan and Jasprit Bumrah. The team features six players from the finalists, all of them being in the semis except Williamson.
Star Sports’ Team of the CT17: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Kane Williamson, Eoin Morgan, Ben Stokes, Mahmudullah Riyad, Sarfraz Ahmed (captain and wk), Adil Rashid, Junaid Khan, Hasan Ali, Jasprit Bumrah.
-Ruffin, Correspondent, bdcrictime.com