Hits of the Tournament : 2013 ICC Champions Trophy XI
The ICC Champions Trophy 2013 is all set to draw to a close. This Edition had 8 teams participating with more than 100 players represented their Nation. But there were some Breath-taking Performances from the players. We bring you the players who performed consistently well throughout the Tournament. Here is the list of players who made it to the 2013 ICC Champions Trophy XI.
The 2013 ICC Champions Trophy XI Line Up :
- Shikhar Dhawan(India)
- Rohit Sharma(India)
- Jonathan Trott(England)
- Kumar Sangakkara(Sri Lanka)
- Joe Root(England)
- Misbah ul Haq(Captain, Pakistan)
- Ravindra Jadeja(India)
- Ryan McLaren(South Africa)
- Bhuvaneshwar Kumar(India)
- James Anderson(England)
- Mitchell McClenaghan(New Zealand)
12th Man : David Miller(South Africa)
2013 ICC Champions Trophy XI Openers :
The Openers in our ICC Champions Trophy XI are the Indian Pair of Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan. They laid the platform for their fellow batters to bat without any pressure and were the reason behind India’s run chases. They see off the new ball with ease and does not allow the bowlers to settle in with some quick singles and had the knack of scoring runs at a brisk pace and put their opposition on the back-foot early in their innings. The duo put on 2 100+ partnerships and 2 50+ partnerships in the 4 innings they played together. Rohit fails to capitalise on the start he had but Dhawan cashes in on the hardwork and notches up a big score in every innings he played. Without any doubt, Dhawan is the leading Run Scorer in the Tournament.
ICC Champions Trophy XI – Batsmen :
The strong Middle Order of 2013 ICC Champions Trophy XI comprises of Jonathan Trott, Kumar Sangakkara, Joe Root and Misbah ul Haq. Jonathan Trott will be the perfect choice to cash in on the start given by the Openers. Trott is England’s leading Run Scorer in the Tournament. He rescues England time and time again with his consistent performances. Throughout the tournament he is in ominous form. In case of two early Wickets, the ICC Champions Trophy XI’s innings will be stabilized by Kumar Snagakkara. Apart from Dhawan, Sanga is the only other batsman to score a ton in the tournament. He is consistent and can accelerate the flow of runs when needed. He is also the Wicket Keeper of 2013 ICC Champions Trophy XI.
The number 5 and 6 in the batting line up of 2013 ICC Champions Trophy XI is occupied by Misbah ul Haq and Joe Root depending on the situation. In the middle overs it will be Misbah who walks into the middle after the fall of third wicket. It will be ideal for Misbah to come in and play his natural game so that he can unleash the big hits at the slog overs. Misbah remained the only bright star in Pakistan’s sombre show in the tournament. Misbah is also the skipper of the 2013 ICC Champions Trophy XI. If the third wicket falls after the 35th over, it will be Joe Root who will take his guard in the middle. Root has been the batsman who binds the English Innings together. He is a talented and emerging star who is said to be the future of English Batting Line up after his performances early in his career. He has continued the good work into the Champions Trophy and delivered for England every time. He is also capable of playing some unorthodox shots.
ICC Champions Trophy XI – All Rounders :
As the experts say, All Rounders are crucial for a team’s success. They are the most important members of any side and it is no different with 2013 ICC Champions Trophy XI. They bring the much needed balance in the line up. We have two All Rounders in our line up – Ravindra Jadeja and Ryan McLaren.
Jadeja has been the surprise package in this tournament. He can be said as a genuine All Rounder. He was economical with the ball and has picked up wickets at regular intervals that earned him the second spot in the leading wicket takers chart with 10 scalps under his belt. He too came up with a short little cameo when he got a chance to bat. Importantly he has been brilliant in the field and saved many runs for his team. Unlike Jadeja, McLaren is a Bowling All Rounder and had played a vital role in helping South Africa reach the semis. He has been consistent with the ball and chipped in with some useful knocks for the Proteas. He is also a safe fielder as well.
ICC Champions Trophy XI – Bowlers :
With the Champions Trophy 2013 being played in England where the conditions are known for Seam bowling, the seamers have performed well over the past two weeks. Some pacers are exceptional for their teams. In the ICC Champions Trophy XI, we have 3 well built new ball bowlers who can give their opponents some nightmare with the new ball. They have been successful for their team in the initial overs. The Fast Bowling line up in our ICC Champions Trophy XI consists of Young Bhuvaneshwar Kumar and Mitchell McClenaghan guided well by their experienced counter part James Anderson. All these three had provided their teams some early breakthroughs throughout the tournament. No wonder Mitchell McClenaghan leads the wicket takers tally with 11 wickets closely followed by his ICC Champions Trophy XI teammate Anderson who still has Finals in hand and he had captured 10 wickets till now.
Apart from the starting XI, South African batsman David Miller is the twelfth man in the ICC Champions Trophy XI.