ICC reprimands Amir for Champions Trophy group of the competition


By Sports DeskPublished: June 19, 2017

Amir may have insufficient wickets, but rather he was the best bowler of the competition. Photograph: AFP

Amir may have insufficient wickets, but rather he was the best bowler of the competition. Photograph: AFP

Mohammad Amir’s six-over spell in the last of the 2017 Champions Trophy will be recalled by one and all for quite a long time to come however the International Cricket Council (ICC) on Monday scorned the left-arm pacer from the group of the competition.

Amir packed away five wickets in 34.1 overs in the four matches he played with an economy of 4.41 and unarguably each one of those scalps changed the state of the matches for his skipper Sarfraz Ahmed.

He went wicketless against India and South Africa however against Sri Lanka he rejected two settled batsmen — Angelo Mathews and Niroshan Dickwella — who looked set to remove the amusement from Pakistan.

He at that point missed the semi-last against England due to back fits yet returned significantly more grounded for Pakistan in the last where he returned figures of 16-3 in his six overs. Also, if the numbers are insufficient, he rejected India’s fierce top-arrange trio of openers Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan, and the world’s best ODI batsman Virat Kohli.

Four Pakistanis make the cutThe group, which incorporates seven players from the two finalists, is driven by none other than the triumphant chief Sarfraz.

His 76 runs and nine expulsions behind the stumps combined with powerful captaincy earned him the applause over any semblance of Kohli, New Zealand’s Kane Williamson (twelfth man with 244 runs), Joe Root (number five with 258 runs) and most costly 2017 Indian Premier League get Ben Stokes (number six with 184 runs and three wickets).

In the interim, Fakhar Zaman (252 runs) was put as an opener nearby India’s Shikhar Dhawan (338 keeps running), with Bangladesh opener Tamim Iqbal (293) as one-down.

Player of the competition and the brilliant ball champ Hasan Ali (13 wickets) nearby Pakistan’s left-arm pacer Junaid Khan (eight wickets) are a piece of the three-pronged assault with incorporates India’s Bhuvneshwar Kumar (seven wickets).

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