Pakistan dominate Champions Trophy team of the tournament

Pakistan’s Mohammad Amir celebrates Indian captain Virat Kohli’s dismissal. Pic  AFP

Pakistan dominate Champions Trophy team of the tournament

However, the International Cricket Council is set to send a World XI to Pakistan in September.

Pakistan, who had lingered at eighth in the world rankings in recent times, convincingly beat powerhouses India in the final at the Oval by 180 runs to lift the title regarded as the mini World Cup.

In occupied Kashmir, member of the so-called Kashmir Assembly, Engineer Abdur Rasheed, has said that the celebrations held all across the territory after Pakistan's victory over India in Champions Trophy was Kashmiris' referendum against India.

Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur said he hoped a proposed World XI visit to the country later this year went ahead after his side served notice of their enduring talent with a stunning Champions Trophy final win over India.

It is a similarity between two of its biggest events that has led to a rethink, while Richardson expressed his hope that future World Twenty20s could become more inclusive with up to 20 nations invited to participate.

"We just had to keep believing. they kept on believing, trusting their roles (and) trusting the game-plan that "Saffy" (Sarfraz) and I had set up", said Arthur for whom this was a first major tournament success after spells in charge of both his native South Africa and Australia.

Ironically, Pakistan had edged West Indies for the final spot in the Champions Trophy due to their eighth place ranking.

He added: "The fact is that World T20s do attract a lot of interest, they generate significant revenue for the television companies, but most importantly from our point of view they provide us with an opportunity to give more opportunities to more teams". We don't get the home advantage like other teams. We came here as a number eight ranked team and won the tournament.

"It might not be necessary to continue with two 50-over tournaments going forward".

"It was a great achievement by the boys and full credit to them. I'm optimistic that they'll be given serious consideration to have every chance of succeeding".

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