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Akbar named as captain of ICC U-19 team


Akbar named as captain of ICC U-19 team

Bangladesh skipper Akbar Ali has been named captain of the ICC U19 World Cup team of the tournament. Two other Bangladesh players - Mahmudul Hasan Joy and Shahadat Hossain - were also included in the official team.

After three weeks of intense competition, Bangladesh won their first ICC U19 Cricket World Cup title after defeating reigning champions India in the final at Potchefstroom, South Africa.

The young Tigers were 15 runs short of victory with three wickets in hand and nine overs to go when rain interrupted the match.

After a break of about 10 minutes, play resumed and the target was revised so Bangladesh needed seven runs off 30 deliveries. Captain Akbar Ali and Rakibul Hasan secured the result with 23 balls to spare.

The player and team of the tournament were selected by a five-member panel. The members were commentators Ian Bishop, Rohan Gavaskar and Natalie Germanos, 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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