The top ranking 8 teams from all over the world will be taking part at the ICC Champions Trophy but even more exciting is the fact that the world’s best cricket players will be seen in action. Here are the 8 standout players to watch in each team.
If India takes the day at the England and Wales ICC championships trophy then he will surely play a major role at it. The 28-year old is the captain of the team. He was part of the team that won the 2011 World Cup. In 2016 he was ranked among the World’s most famous athletes by ESPN. He is still ranked as the top ranked T20I batsman in ICC rankings. Just this year, Kohli has been able to score 185 runs in 3 ODIs.
Lasith (Slinger) Malinga
This is the most experienced player in Sri Lanka’s lineup. He led his team as captain to win the 2014 ICC World Twenty20 and remained captain till 2016 when he stepped down due to multiple injuries. He has healed since and will be playing the 50-over format of the game hoping to do the best. His last ODI was in 2015 when he managed 45 runs in 7 overs and 2 wickets.
The vice captain of the Australian team is a man to watch. This year he has managed 367 runs in 5 ODIs. He has played at the Champions Trophy once but currently he is expected to outperform most other players. He has topped the run charts in the Orange cap with 529 runs.
Abraham Benjamin De Villers is the current captain of the South African team. He holds a record of the world’s fastest 150, 100 and 50 in ODI cricket. With a batting average of over 50 in test and ODI cricket he is the man to lead South Africa to victory if they are to win.
He is the leader of the black caps of New Zealand and will steer the team to a lead if his record is anything to go by. In 2017 alone he has managed 241 runs in just 7 matches. In the 2013 champions trophy he scored 102 runs in 3 matches. Will he better his performance this time?
Shakib Al Hassan
The 30-year old is considered the best cricketer that ever played for the Bangladesh team. He is the captain of the country’s twenty20 and ODI teams. He brings controlled bowling, aggressive batting and athletic fielding to the field, a combination that is likely to lead to wins.
The former captain will be in the Pakistan team and will be hoping to give his best to ensure his team wins. He has taken over 100 ODI wickets and a score over 30 in batting average and aims to better this.
He is talented and is the most expensive player in the IPL. He is expected to live up to his price tag as he ensures that England takes the trophy at the 2017 Champions trophy. From the 6 matches he has played in 2017, he has had 210 runs and 7 wickets. If he keeps this up, the trophy may be England and Wale’s.
You can watch the champions trophy live and see how these players will perform on YuppTV if you are in Canada and Europe. In the UK, Australia and Asian countries you will be able to catch the highlights of Ind vs Pak the games on the YuppTV whereas those in the US will be able to listen to audios of the champions trophy 2017 live.