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Pakistan captain hopes Champions Trophy win jogs memories at home

Pakistan captain hopes Champions Trophy win jogs memories at home

Pakistan, due to security reasons, currently can't host worldwide cricket, but is now the ICC Champions Trophy holder, a feat that has far-reaching implications.

Sarfraz Ahmed named captain of the side that includes seven players from the two finalists The ICC today announced the Team of the ICC Champions Trophy 2017, which includes players from five of the eight participating sides, with Pakistans Sarfraz Ahmed as captain. With luck and "Ramadan" on his side, Sarfraz took India by the horns and bullied them in the final, a feat not small considering the arch-rivals beat the Men in Green easily in their opening encounter.

"Under section 124A, it is clearly mentioned that whoever tries to the contempt that nation's dignity, action will be taken against such a person", said Phatak.

"The ICC Champions Trophy 2017 has been a fairy tale journey for the Pakistan cricket team". Photographs of Indian captain Virat Kohli were set on fire and police were forced to deploy security personnel outside Mahendra Sindh Dhoni's residence after the humiliating loss.

Giles Clarke, the president of the England and Wales Cricket Board and head of the ICC's Pakistan task force said, in comments reported by the Guardian in March: "The desire is to give the cricket-starved Pakistani supporters the chance to see some of the world's finest players in live action".

There was no way back for India, who collapsed to 158 all out with almost 20 overs of the match as they suffered their heaviest defeat by runs in 129 ODIs against Pakistan. In reply India was skittled with almost 20 overs to spare.




"We wanted to inspire the whole nation because we have been missing this for the last nine years with no cricket at home". The return of Junaid Khan ensured that the Amir-Junaid pair would recreate the magic they did in Australia (without much success).

Arthur for one was looking forward to the series.

Dhawan and Hasan had won the Golden Bat and Golden Ball trophies for finishing as the most successful batsman and bowler, respectively, while Tamim was selected after driving Bangladesh to their maiden semi-finals in a major International Cricket Council event.

"What I do know is that Mohammad Amir, he's a big match player", South African Arthur.

Good openers come to those who wait!

We tried our level best but we just couldn't make things happen. Also, it showed that it's about time we move on from Kamran Akmal and Co. because Fakhar provides the team the explosive start it requires. The opening pair put on 128 runs before Azhar Ali was run out for 59 runs. "I got to one final with Pakistan, and eventually got a medal". This is the least we could do, " said Pakistan's batsman Mohammad Hafeez.


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