The inaugural of the upcoming ICC Champions Trophy on 1st June is getting closer with every passing day as England and Wales will be hosting the event. While the BCCI has still not decided on the participation of India in the event, other countries have named their squads for the mega event. The event will be a battleground for the world-class sides that are set to be a part of the tournament. We take look at 5 All-Rounders to watch out for in the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy:-
The English all-rounder has impressed one and all with his all round capabilities. He was fetched by Rising Pune Supergiants for a whopping 14.5 crores in the IPL Auction for his all round game. He recently hit a blistering knock of 103* off just 63 balls and has been impressive with the ball too. He would be taking this form into the tournament and contribute significantly to help England clinch the title as England lost out the chance in the finals last time. He is known to be a gritty and determined player who plays each game wholeheartedly and can win you any game by his efforts in every department of the game.
— Jason Roy (@JasonRoy20) May 1, 2017
The Proteas All-rounder has been mighty impressive and a crucial part of the Delhi Daredevils side with his wicket taking abilities and quickfire innings. He has scored 154 runs at an average of 30.80 and also taken 12 wickets in 9 matches for Delhi. He is a smart bowler who is good with his variations and troubles the batsmen with his yorkers and slower deliveries. He will be the all-rounder to watch out for in the Champions Trophy 2017.
The hard-hitting all-rounder has been an important asset for New Zealand over the years. He held the record for the fastest ODI century in just 36 balls for some time which is a testimony of his capability to take the game away from the opposition in a moment. He recovered from a back injury and is in good form in the IPL which is serving as a platform for many to get in their groove before the Champions Trophy. He will be the player to watch out for in the New Zealand squad.
The Aussie swashbuckling batsman is a fine all-rounder with his handy off spin which provides a great option to the Aussie skipper when they need to curb the runs. Everybody knows about his hitting capabilities which have enabled him to register centuries in all formats of the game. He has scored 193 runs in 10 matches till now in the IPL but the power he packs will be crucial for Australia for their Champions Trophy hopes.
— Glenn Maxwell (@Gmaxi_32) May 4, 2017
While India’s participation is still not confirmed, the Mumbai Indians all-rounder Hardik Pandya will be crucial for India to defend their title. He can bowl well economically while chipping away wickets and he can score quick runs towards the end too which make him a critical part of the team. He has finished many matches for Mumbai Indians in the IPL 2017 with his clean strikes which India would be hoping that he carries it in the Champions Trophy.