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T20 World Cup: Two Pakistanis make it to ‘Team of the Tournament’

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The most valuable team of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup has been announced following the completion of the tournament, which includes players from semi-finalists Pakistan.

England won the T20 World Cup Sunday — becoming the sport’s first dual white-ball champions, holding both the 50 and 20-over titles — after beating Pakistan in the final at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

Among 11 players, two are included from the Pakistan team, two from India, four from England with one each from South Africa, Zimbabwe and New Zealand.

Let’s take a look at the Upstox Team of the Tournament: 

Shadab Khan – Pakistan

Pakistan’s all-rounder nailed throughout the tournament with 98 runs coming at a strike rate of 168.96. Shadab took 11 wickets at an average of 15 with his economy rate of 6.34 which kept things tight for the team through middle overs. 

Shaheen Shah Afridi – Pakistan

Pakistan pacer Shaheen Shah Afridi started the tournament strong after his knee injury but the setback in the final sent him back to the pavilion and he failed to bowl his final two overs. 

Shaheen helped the team when it needed him the most by dismissing Finn Allen in the opening over in the semi-final against New Zealand and Alex Hales in the first over of the final. 

Virat Kohli – India

The India batter produced a major tournament by finishing as the highest run-scorer in the tournament. He scored 296 runs with an average of 98.66. The star batter hit four fifties and scored 82 against Pakistan in Super 12. 

Suryakumar Yadav – India

India’s Suryakumar Yadav had a great outing just like Kohli, with 239 to his name at a strike rate of 189.68.

Alex Hales – England

England’s opener made it to the XI with two magnificent knocks including an 86 in the semi-final against India. He became the team’s second-highest run-scorer in the tournament. 

He amassed 212 runs with an average and a strike rate of 42.40 and 147.22 respectively.

Jos Buttler – England

The skipper played a great part in winning the T20 title with two match-winning knocks. He scored 73 against the Black Caps and 80 against India. He is also the highest run-scorer with 225 runs in hand at an average of 45 and a strike-rate of 144.23.

Sam Curran – England

Englishmen Sam Curran became the Player of the Match in the final and Player of the Tournament. He has 13 wickets to his name in the tournament with an economy rate of 6.52.

Mark Wood – England

England’s pacer Mark Wood’s injury forced him to miss the two main matches — the semi-final and the final. However, he already made a mark in the tournament by bowling at a speed of 150kph and dismissing good players. The player took nine wickets. 

Glenn Phillips – New Zealand

Glenn Phillips played a huge role in taking his team to the semi-finals with a century to his name in the tournament. The batter scored 201 runs with an average of 40.20 and a strike rate of 158.26.

Sikandar Raza – Zimbabwe

The veteran all-rounder shined in both bat and ball in the tournament by being Zimbabwe’s highest run-scorer. He amassed 219 runs at a strike rate of 147.97 and added 10 wickets to his name at an economy rate of 6.50. 

Anrich Nortje – South Africa

South Africa’s Anrich Nortje’s pace bowling caused players to face issues throughout the Super 12 stage. He has 11 wickets to his name with an economy of 5.37.

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Train hits dumper at Gojra level crossing

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At an unmanned level crossing in Gojra late on Sunday night, a train carrying two Rehman Baba Express drivers was injured when it struck a dumper.

Rehman Baba Express struck a dumper at Gojra level crossing No. 99 while traveling from Peshawar to Karachi, according to details. Two train drivers were stranded inside the debris, and the train’s engine sustained significant damage in the crash.

When rescue personnel arrived, they broke the engine’s body to free the drivers who were still in critical condition. All of the passengers were safe throughout the collision, according to railway authorities.

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PTI to abstain from voting in Senate chairman and deputy elections

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The election of the Senate’s chairman and deputy chairman is going to be boycotted by the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI).

The PTI’s political and core committee declares that it is unlawful to elect the Senate’s chairman and deputy chairman. The party has chosen to file a legal challenge to the election.

The sources from the core committee claimed that the election of the chairman and deputy chairman was unlawful and that the House of Federation was incomplete.

The constitutional plan was also violated by the Senate election that took place without Khyber Pakhtunkhwa senators being elected. According to sources, the Senate was not operating without a chairman.

The Senate Secretariat was only able to make administrative decisions. The source stated that the Senate secretary was not authorized to interpret the Constitution on his own while under duress and that the Upper House was only able to function as one department in the absence of the Senate chairman.

They said that this was the first time in a democratic regime that the Senate had stopped operating.

The PTI claimed that individuals responsible for the upper house’s non-functioning should face consequences for trampling on the constitutional structure.

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There won’t be a total solar eclipse today in Pakistan.

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This Wednesday will be the first full solar eclipse of the year. But it won’t be visible in Asia.

Around 11:07 am PDT, or 9:07 pm local time in Pakistan, the eclipse will initially be visible near the Pacific Coast of Mexico. After that, the eclipse will pass through a large region of the United States, from Texas to Maine, and into Canada.

The total eclipse will last for four minutes, and the eclipse will continue for five hours and ten minutes.

The eclipse will proceed into Texas, passing through over a dozen states before reaching southern Ontario in Canada, according to NASA. At around 5:16 p.m. NDT, the eclipse will leave mainland North America and go out of Newfoundland, Canada.

According to NASA, there is a path where the eclipse will be visible in its entirety, and outside of this area, spectators may notice a partial eclipse, in which the moon covers part of the sun but not all of it.

In the ensuing two decades, there won’t be another full solar eclipse. On October 2, South America will witness the second solar eclipse of the year. Yet it will just be a portion of it.

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