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ICC Champions Trophy Best XI (1998 - 2013)

Srihari
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Middle order

Rahul Dravid (WK)

Rahul Dravid
Rahul Dravid was the quintessential team player who was anything the team needed him to be

M: 19 | R: 627 | Avg: 48.23 | 100s: 0 | 50s: 6 | HS: 76

While Rahul Dravid was the ever-dependable wall in Tests, in ODIs, he was whatever the team needed to be. Whether it is as the No.3 or as the finisher, he has played everywhere and despite the strength of the batting line-up, it was Dravid who was the most consistent of the middle-order batsmen.

With no outstanding candidates for the wicketkeeper slot, Dravid dons the gloves in this side, just as he did for India in 73 ODIs, including the victorious 2002 campaign. His six fifties are the most by any batsman in the Champions Trophy.

Damien Martyn

M: 12 | R: 492 | Ave: 61.50 | 100s: 0 | 50s: 5 | HS: 78

Despite not being the flashiest or the most famous of the Australian batsmen, he is the only one who makes the cut. The 2006 edition that was won by Australia was moment in the spotlight as he played a pivotal role in three of Australia's win while chasing with two fifties and an unbeaten 43.

Five fifties in 12 matches and an average of over 60 are excellent numbers, especially at a time when the top-order was considered one of the best in the business.

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