Sarfraz Ahmed, who led Pakistan to the Champions Trophy 2017 title, was named as the captain of the ICC Team of the Tournament, on Monday (June 19). The team comprises: four Pakistanis, three Indians, three Englishmen and one Bangladeshi, with Kane Williamson taking up 12th man duties.
“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.”
Meanwhile, Shikhar Dhawan, who topped the batting charts for the tournament with 338 runs, was picked as the opener. He will partner Fakhar Zaman, who too made an impact by crunching a hundred in the final against India. Having made his ODI debut in Pakistan’s second match of the tournament, the swashbuckling opener also compiled knocks of 31 against South Africa, 50 against Sri Lanka and 57 against England in the semi-final.
ICC Team of the Tournament: Shikhar Dhawan, Fakhar Zaman, Tamim Iqbal, Virat Kohli, Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Sarfraz Ahmed, Adil Rashid, Junaid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Hasan Ali
12th Man: Kane Williamson