Cricket Australia (CA) have named former India skipper Sourav Ganguly as the skipper of the Greatest XI in the history of the ICC Champions Trophy. The team was revealed by the CA on their website on Tuesday (May 9). The team has been selected ahead of the seventh edition of the tournament which is scheduled to start on June 1 in England.
Under Ganguly, India were joint Champions Trophy winners with Sri Lanka in 2002. The former swashbuckling batsman had also led the team to the final of the tournament in 2000 where they were beaten by New Zealand. Another Indian who has made it to the list is Rahul Dravid.
Here is the CA’s Greatest Champions Trophy XI:
1. Chris Gayle (West Indies)
The West Indian enjoyed this tournament like no one else. With 791 runs in 17 matches, Gayle is the leading run-scorer in the history of the Champions Tournament. He has scored his runs at an average of over 52 with the help of 3 centuries and a fifty. He has also made a big impact with his off-spin, taking 17 wickets at an average pf 22.35.