Lahore (APP): The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Monday has announced the Team of the ICC Champions Trophy 2017, including players from five of the eight participating teams, with Pakistan’s Sarfraz Ahmed as captain, said a statement issued by the ICC.
The ICC statement further said that the side was selected by a jury of cricket experts, which included former captains Michael Atherton of England, India’s Sourav Ganguly, and Ramiz Raja of Pakistan among others.
The jury was tasked with picking a balanced side on the basis of performances in the tournament. Statistics were used, but were not the sole basis for selection.
The side includes four Pakistanis, three Indians, three Englishmen and one Bangladeshi, with Kane Williamson of New Zealand as 12th man.
Pakistani players are Fakhar Zaman, Sarfraz Ahmed, Junaid Khan and Hassan Ali.