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ICC name Team of the Champions Trophy

Expert panel select best XII from the ODI tournament, which finished on Sunday with Pakistan defeating India in the decider

The International Cricket Council has picked the official Team of the Champions Trophy, with four players from the victorious Pakistan side included and Sarfraz Ahmed named skipper.

The ICC's side, chosen by a panel featuring former international captains Michael Atherton and Sourav Ganguly, has selected nine of the same 11 players cricket.com.au had in their side.

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The governing body included England's Joe Root and Pakistan quick Junaid Khan, while cricket.com.au opted for New Zealand captain Kane Williamson (who's listed as 12th man in the ICC side) and left-armer Mohammad Amir in their places.

Sarfraz said he was honoured to be named skipper of the side, suggesting the selection of fellow Pakistanis Fakhar Zaman and Hasan Ali is excellent reward for their breakout campaigns. 

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"To be appointed as captain of the Team of the ICC Champions Trophy 2017, which includes some of the finest and most attractive cricketers of this generation, is the perfect icing on the cake," said Sarfraz. 

"But I am more happy and delighted for players like Fakhar Zaman and Hassan Ali, who impressed their peers through their talent and performances, and found their way in the side. 

"These two lads, plus Shadab Khan, are the future of Pakistan cricket and I sincerely hope they will only go in the upward direction from here.

"The ICC Champions Trophy 2017 has been a fairy tale journey for the Pakistan cricket team. The event showed the team's grit and ability to bounce back solidly when the chips are down. 

"I am confident that the faith and trust of the Pakistan cricket team will be strengthened with this performance of the side."


The ICC's Team of the Champions Trophy


1. Shikhar Dhawan (India)


M: 5 | R: 338 | Ave: 67.60 | SR: 101.80 | 100s: 1 | 50s: 2 | HS: 125


Dhawan hundred, Dhoni cameo power India

2. Fakhar Zaman (Pakistan)


M: 4 | R: 252 | Ave: 63.00 | SR: 113.00 | 100s: 1 | 50s: 2 | HS: 114


Fabulous Fakhar smashes maiden ODI ton

3. Tamim Iqbal (Bangladesh)


M: 4 | R: 293 | Ave: 73.25 | SR: 86.17 | 100s: 1 | 50s: 2 | HS: 125


Terrific Tamim tons up, stokes Ben's fire

4. Virat Kohli (India)


M: 5 | R: 258 | Ave: 129.00 | SR: 98.85 | 100s: 0 | 50s: 3 | HS: 96*


India's batting clinic delights Warne and co

5. Joe Root


M: 4 | R: 258 | Ave: 86.00 | SR: 86.00 | 100s: 1 | 50s: 1 | HS: 133*


Root, Buttler take England to 310

6. Ben Stokes (England)


M: 4 | R: 184 | Ave: 92.00 | SR: 81.41 | 100s: 1 | 50s: 0 | HS: 102*


W: 3 | Ave: 62.33 | Econ: 7.14 | SR: 52.3 | BB: 1-42


Stokes puts on ODI batting masterclass

7. Sarfraz Ahmed (Pakistan) (c/wk)

M: 5 | R: 76 | Ave: 76.00 | SR: 80.00 | 100s: 0 | 50s: 1 | HS: 61*

Ct: 9 | St: 0

Pakistan power into final, send England packing

8. Adil Rashid (England)


M: 3 | W: 7 | Ave: 20.28 | Econ: 4.73 | SR: 25.7 | BB: 4-41


Wood, Rashid restrict Aussies as Head fires

9. Junaid Khan (Pakistan)


M: 4 | W: 8 | Ave: 19.37 | Econ: 4.58 | SR: 25.3 | BB: 3-40


10. Bhuvneshwar Kumar (India)


M: 5 | W: 7 | Ave: 28.14 | Econ: 4.63 | SR: 36.4 | BB: 2-23


11. Hasan Ali (Pakistan)


M: 5 | W: 13 | Ave: 14.69 | Econ: 4.29 | SR: 20.5 | BB: 3-19


Hasan's contender for ball of Champions Trophy

12th man: Kane Williamson (New Zealand)


M: 3 | R: 244 | Ave: 81.33 | SR: 92.42 | 100s: 1 | 50s: 2 | HS: 100


Captain Kane keeps the Kiwis on even keel

The ICC's selection panel:


Geoff Allardice (ICC General Manager – Cricket)


Michael Atherton (former England captain)


Sourav Ganguly (former India captain)


Ramiz Raja (former Pakistan captain)


Lawrence Booth (Wisden Almanack editor)


Julian Guyer (AFP cricket correspondent)


Champions Trophy 2017 Guide

Squads: Every Champions Trophy nation


Results


1 JuneEngland beat Bangladesh by eight wickets

2 JuneNew Zealand v Australia, No Result

3 JuneSri Lanka lost to South Africa by 96 runs

4 June – India beat Pakistan by 124 runs

5 JuneAustralia v Bangladesh, No Result

6 JuneEngland beat New Zealand by 87 runs

7 JunePakistan beat South Africa by 19 runs (DLS method)

8 JuneSri Lanka beat India by seven wickets

9 JuneBangladesh beat New Zealand by five wickets

10 JuneEngland beat Australia by 40 runs (DLS method)

11 JuneIndia beat South Africa by eight wickets

12 JunePakistan beat Sri Lanka by three wickets

14 JuneFirst semi-final: England lost to Pakistan by eight wkts

15 JuneSecond semi-final: Bangladesh lost to India by nine wickets

18 JuneFinal: Pakistan beat India by 180 runs


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