National captains decide world’s best
A BBC Sport survey of the Champions Trophy captains has revealed the best batsman, bowler and wicketkeeper in the world.
India skipper Virat Kohli was comfortably voted the best batsman, Australia’s Mitchell Starc claimed the bowling gong, and Kohli’s predecessor MS Dhoni is still considered the sharpest gloveman in the game.
The captains of six nations – Australia, South Africa, New Zealand, Bangladesh, England and Pakistan – took part in the survey, but India and Sri Lanka failed to return their responses in time.
The leaders filled out each category on behalf of their teammates and were therefore unable to vote for players from their own country.
Each top selection was awarded with three points, the second selection was given two points and the third and final selection earned one point.