ICC champions trophy 2017
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ICC Knock Out to ICC Championship Trophy
The format used in the ICC Knock Outs (first two editions) differs from Champions Trophy. Straight knockouts had no groups and the loser of each game was eliminated. Only 8 games were played in 1998 and 10 games in 2000.
South Africa won the first ICC Knock Out
First tournament was held in Bangabandhu National Stadium, Dhaka, Bangladesh. This is till date the only ICC event won by South Africa.
Champions trophy likely to be discontinued
It is unlikely the ICC might continue the tournament after 2021 edition that will be hosted by India. A new proposed ICC ODI League could start in 2019.
Surprise entry in 2004
United States, being an “non-cricketing” country took part in the ICC Champions Trophy 2004 held in England. USA played their first match against New Zealand and lost by 210 runs.
India have won only once against Pakistan
India have won only once against Pakistan in the Champions trophy, in 2013, by 8 wickets. In 2004, Pakistan won beat India by 3 wickets while in 2009, Pakistan won by 52 runs..
India first team to score 300
India scored 307/8 in Dhaka in 1998 against Australia. Australia were bowled out for 263 runs.
Marcus Trescothick first Englishman to score century
In the 2002 ICC Champions trophy held in Sri Lanka, Marcus Trescothick became the first Englishman to score a century when he made 119 against Zimbabwe.
Indian players made most runs in 2000, 2002 and 2013
In the 2000, 2002 and 2013 editions, Indian players topped the run scoring charts. Sourav Ganguly score 348 in 2000, Virender Sehwag score 271 runs in 2004 and Shikar Dawan score 363 runs in the 2013 ICC Champions Trophy.
Clean sweep by India in 2013
In the 2013 ICC Champions Trophy held England. India won the tournament, the player of the final award and most wickets by Ravindra Jadeja as well as player of the tournament and most runs by Shikhar Dawan.
India has highest winning percentage
India has played 23 matches in ICC Champions League in total, out of which they have won 15 matches, lost 6 and 2 matches ended up with no result due to heavy rain. It means India have the highest win percentage of 71.42%.
Kyle Mills leading wicket taker
New Zealand bowler Kyle Mills is the highest wicket-taker, with 28 scalps from 15 matches.
Solo act by Holland
Holland participated only in the 2002 ICC Champions Trophy hosted by Sri Lanka. They played two matches (against Sri Lanka and Pakistan), losing by 202 runs 9 wickets respectively.
West Indies’ fall from grace
For the first time in the history of ICC Champions Trophy did West Indies didn't qualify for the 2017 edition. West Indies had won in 2004 and twice came runners-up, in 1998 and in 2006.
Bangladesh return after 11 years
Bangladesh return to the Champions Trophy after 11 years. They last participated in the 2006 edition.
Australia, England, India, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa and Sri Lanka have taken part in all the ICC Champions Trophy editions since 1998. West Indies drops out of the list after missing the qualifying mark for the 2017 edition.
Pakistan & England have never won
Pakistan and England are the only two countries to have participated in every meet since 1998 but have never won the trophy. Pakistan reached the semi-finals in 2000, 2004 and 2009 while England finished runners-up in 2004 and 2013.
Three host countries eliminated in the first round
Kenya, India and South Africa hosted the ICC championship Trophy in 2000, 2006 and 2009 respectively. All three hosts were eliminated in the first round of the League.
First to score a century
Alastair Campbell from Zimbabwe was the first to score a century in the tournament when he made 100 against New Zealand during the inaugural edition.
India made highest number of centuries till date
A total of 40 centuries have been scored by players from 10 different teams. India leads the list with 8 centuries and Sri Lanka have 7 centuries.
Highest number of centuries in one edition
In 2002, nine centuries were scored in Sri Lanka, the highest for a single tournament.
Countries yet to host
Australia, Pakistan, West Indies and New Zealand are yet to host the Champions Trophy.
Lowest winning percentage
For all teams to have participated in every edition of the Champions Trophy, Pakistan have the lowest win percentage at 38.88%.
Highest Individual Score
Nathan Astle of New Zealand and Andy Flower of Zimbabwe have the highest individual scores --- 145 n.o.
First by Kallis
Jacques Kallis was the first player to win the Player of the Tournament award in 1998.
Unique feat by Sourav Ganguly
Former India captain Sourav Ganguly was the first to score three centuries in the ICC Champions Trophy. Sourav Ganguly, Herschelle Gibbs from South Africa and Chris Gayle from West Indies hold the record for the most number of centuries (three each).
England and Wales to host for second time
England and Wales are the first to host the ICC Champions Trophy League for two consecutive editions. Given the tournament doesn’t have a very long future, they may be the last to do so.
Sourav Ganguly holds the record for most fifty-plus scores in the Champions Trophy --- six.
Sourav Ganguly holds the record for the most sixes hit in the Champions Trophy --- 17. Chris Gayle has hit 15 while Shane Watson has hit 12.
Most sixes in an innings
New Zealand’s Craig McMillan and Australia’s Shane Watson have hit the most sixes in an innings --- 7. McMillan’s record is more amazing since he had scored only 64 in that innings, against starry eyed debutants USA in 2004.
Shane Watson holds the record for the most ducks in Champions Trophy --- 4 out of a total 15 innings.
Most wicketkeeper dismissals
Sri Lanka’s Kumar Sangakkara tops the list with 33 dismissals from 22 matches. Adam Gilchrist is second with 25 dismissals from 13 matches and South Africa’s Mark Boucher is third with 19 dismissals in 17 matches.
Sri Lanka’s Mahela Jayawardene tops the list with 15 catches in 22 matches. Sourav Ganguly and West Indies’ DDwayne Bravo hold the next two positions with 12 catches in 13 and 15 matches respectively.
Shane Watson (136 n.o) and Ricky Ponting (111 n.o) hold the highest partnership by runs --- an unbeaten second-wicket stand of 252 against England in 2009.
ICC Champions Trophy
In the last seven editions of the ICC Champions Trophy, only thrice have the host country made it to the finals --- twice by England (2004 & 2013) and once by Sri lanka (2002). England lost to West Indies by 2 wickets (2004) and India by 5 runs (2013) respectively. India and Sri Lanka were declared joint winners in the 2002 ICC Champions Trophy held in Sri Lanka.
Only once in the history of ICC Champions Trophy were two countries declared joint winners --- India and Sri Lanka in 2002 after both match day and the reserve day were washed out.
Won the title more than twice
Only two countries have won the trophy twice India (2002 & 2013) and Australia (2006 & 2009).
Australia is the only nation to win two consecutive titles --- beating West Indies by eight wickets (D/L method) in 2006 and New Zealand by six wickets in 2009.
Inaugral edition of the ICC Champions Trophy
The only nation to have hosted the tournament but not take part in it is Bangladesh in 1998, the inaugural edition of the Champions Trophy. The ICC, then helmed by Jagmohan Dalmiya, chose Bangladesh to host the meet to promote the sport in the nation.
Chris Gayle is the highest scorer with 791 runs from 17 matches. He scored 474 runs in the 2006 edition to be announced “Player of the Tournament”.
ICC Champions Trophy
The ICC had selected Pakistan to host the 2008 edition but the tournament was later postponed to October 2009 as many countries refused to visit Pakistan due to security issues. Later, the ICC shifted the venue to South Africa.
ICC Champions Trophy
West Indies didn’t qualify for 2017 Champions Trophy after the ICC rankings on September 30, 2015, the cutoff date for qualification, revealed them to be the ninth team in the ICC ODI rankings. Only the top eight nations play in the Champions Trophy.