ESPN Cricinfo, a widely recognized portal for everything cricket has released their list of dream teams for the year 2017 and our very own Hasan Ali and Babar Azam have made it to the ODI team of the year.
Hasan Ali and Babar Azam are both deserving of their place amongst the other best players from around the world because of their excellent performance for Team Pakistan in 2017.
Hasan Ali ended 2017 with a huge bang by holding his spot on the very top in the ICC ODI rankings all thanks to the 45 ODI wickets he took in 2017 alone.
Batsman Babar Azam is also well deserving for a spot in the ODI team of 2017 thanks to a total of 872 runs made in 2017 with a behemoth average of 67.07.
The two Pakistani are joined with Rohit Sharma (IND), Quinton de Kock (SA), Virat Kohli (IND), Joe Root (ENG), Hardik Pandya (IND), Ben Stokes (ENG), Rashid Khan (AFG), Jasprit Bumrah (IND), and Bhuvneshwar Kumar (IND).
Hasan Ali also made it to ESPN Cricinfo’s T20 team of 2017.
No cricketers from Pakistan in Test and Women’s team of 2017
Hasan Ali and Babar Azam may have made a name for Pakistan in the ODI and T20 formats, unfortunately, no cricketer from Pakistan was picked for the Test team of 2017 or Women’s team of 2017.
Let’s hope in 2018 Pakistan can do better on Test and Women’s side of the cricket.