- Josh Hazelwood (Australia)
It wasn’t a very great campaign for Australia. Rain marred games and an early exit pretty much define their journey. But Hazelwood’s performance was the silver lining to this dark cloud picking 9 wickets in just 3 games at an economy of 5.1. His 9 included a sixfer too.
- Imran Tahir (South Africa)
Leg spinners are match winners and you got to have one in your team irrespective of the conditions and who better than Imran Tahir? Tahir never ceases to impress you with his accurate bowling, puzzling even the best batsmen around. If you need to add a leg spinner to your side it has to be Imran Tahir these days. Tahir as always bowled his heart out scalping 5 wickets in in 3 games at an economy of 4.3.
- Bhuvneshwar Kumar (India)
We were tempted to have a number 12, because we just couldn’t let someone like Bhuvneshwar Kumar be off the list. Bowling the opening overs, bowling in the death Bhuvneshwar has been one smart bowler. Blocking runs, adding pressure, and chipping valuable wickets. He has taken 7 scalps to his name in 5 games at a very impressive economy of 4.6.
So this is our XI of the Champions Trophy 2017, do let us know if you agree with us or you have better ideas!