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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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