Worldwide Cricket Tournament that is going to be started from 1st of June and it will be ended on 19th of the same month. 8 teams are going to participate in this tournament and they have qualified for this tournament and all the teams are divided into 2 groups each having 4 teams.
One thing is most important to discuss here that Bangladesh has qualified for this tournament and they beat West Indies and made their way for this tournament. All the players of this team are in full strength and power to get dominance over other teams. They are fully hopeful to win the trophy.
Pakistan is one of the qualifying teams for the champion trophy. Pakistani team has lost the services of their opener Kamran Akmal who has been showing his performances in PSL and also in other matches for his team. 35 years old Kamran Akmal was the part of the squad against west Indies and he scored 47, 21 and 0 in his three innings.
Pakistan Team Squads For Champions Trophy 2017
- Sarfraz Ahmed (wicketkeeper/captain)
- Ahmad Shahzad
- Azhar Ali
- Mohammad Hafeez
- Babar Azam
- Shoaib Malik
- Imad Wasim
- Shadab Khan
- Mohammad Amir
- Hasan Ali
- Wahab Riaz
- Umar Akmal
- Fakhar Zaman
- Junaid Khan
- Fahim Ashraf
They have the dynamic and aggressive leadership of Sarfraz who is talented and has shown his talent in the previous series and also in PSL.
The selection committee is headed by Inzamam-ul Haq has selected Umer Akmal for this series after passing his fitness tests. He also said that Azhar is the best player for rotating the strike on those pitches and Umar Akmal can also do well on these pitches.
If we see the leader of this team we come to know about the aggression and passion for the cricket. Sarfraz is the best player for one day and T20 format. He just has been awarded the captaincy. He can turn the level of the match with his bat because he plays for his team and for his country with his full abilities.
On the other hand, Hafeez is also a turning point for Pakistan because he has cleared his bowling action that had been banned by ICC. He can do well with the bat and ball. His performance is admirable with the use of the soft hand.
If we see the bowling area of Pakistan we come to know that it is much stronger to destroy any batting line-up in this series because they have the pace and swing balling of Aamir who has come back after 5 years and who may be proved a match-winning player.
Pakistan has India, South Africa, and Sri Lanka in the squad. They will have to do some extra efforts and have to crawl on their knees to win the title. Another main and young player of this squad is Shadab Khan who has been selected after showing his performances in PSL. He has the magical spin qualities.
Pakistani team is the unpredictable team which can show best as well as poor results in the series. If all the areas of their team will click on time then they obviously will win the trophy.
Pakistan Champions Trophy 2017 Schedule
|1||27 May||Bangladesh vs Pakistan, Edgbaston (Warm-up match)|
|2||29 May||Australia vs Pakistan, Edgbaston (Warm-up match)|
|3||4 June||India vs Pakistan, Edgbaston|
|4||7 June||Pakistan vs South Africa, Edgbaston|
|5||2 June||Sri Lanka vs Pakistan, Cardiff|