Tuesday, February 11th, 2020

Akbar named captain in ICC U19 Cricket World Cup team

Published 9:13 pm | February 11, 2020

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Online Desk : Bangladesh Captain Akbar Ali is named as the captain of the ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup team after successfully led his side to the World Cup glory.

Akbar played a masterful 43 not out under tremendous pressure in the high-octane final on Sunday to help Bangladesh secure the thrilling three-wicket victory over four-time champions India. This was Bangladesh’s first World Cup title in the cricket at any level.

He, thereby, was chosen to captain the ICC team, which was announced by the cricket apex body on Monday. In the team, two Bangladeshi players– Mahmudul Hasan Joy and Shahadat Hossain– also found the place. The official team of the tournament features representatives from six sides like Ibrahim Zadran, Nyeem Young and Player of the Tournament Yashasvi Jaiswal.

An adjudication panel of five selected both the team and player of the tournament, with commentators Ian Bishop, Rohan Gavaskar and Natalie Germanos joined by ESPN Cricinfo correspondent Sreshth Shah and ICC representative Mary Godbeer.

ICC U19 Cricket World Cup team of the tournament (in batting order): Yashasvi Jaiswal (India), Ibrahim Zadran (Afghanistan), Ravindu Rasantha (Sri Lanka), Mahmudul Hasan Joy(Bangladesh), Shahadat Hossain ( Bangladesh), Nyeem Young (West Indies), Akbar Ali (Bangladesh (WK, Captain), Shafiqullah Ghafari (Afghanistan), Ravi Bishnoi (India), Kartik Tyagi (India), Jayden Seales (West Indies)

12th man: Akil Kumar (Canada)

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