ICC CHAMPIONS TROPHY 2017 Fixtures & Squads: After an exhilarating month and a half of the Indian Premier League, we now move on to the 50 over format. The 7th edition of the ICC Champions Trophy is around the corner and 8 teams will be battling for this coveted silverware. Let us browse through the squads and the fixtures, but before that here’s some trivia and a few eye-catching numbers.
ICC Champions Trophy TRIVIA:
The tournament before being labeled as the ICC Champions Trophy was called the Wills International Cup (1998/99) and the ICC KnockOut (2000/01). Champions Trophy Winners in All seasons are listed below.
YEAR WINNERS RUNNERS-UP
1998/99 SOUTH AFRICA by 4 wickets WEST INDIES
2000/01 NEW ZEALAND by 4 wickets INDIA
2002/03 SHARED(INDIA AND SRI LANKA)
2004 WEST INDIES by 2 wickets ENGLAND
2006/07 AUSTRALIA by 8 wickets WEST INDIES
2009/10 AUSTRALIA by 6 wickets NEW ZEALAND
2013 INDIA by 5 runs ENGLAND
ICC Champions Trophy Stats
- HIGHEST TEAM SCORE : 347/4 NEW ZEALAND VS USA at the OVAL.
- LOWEST TEAM SCORE: 65 USA VS AUSTRALIA at SOUTHAMPTON.
- MOST RUNS: CHRIS GAYLE (791) at 52.73 BEST: 133*
- MOST WICKETS: KYLE MILLS (28) 17.25 BEST: 4/30
- BEST BOWLING FIGURES: FARVEEZ MAHAROOF (6/14) Vs WEST INDIES at MUMBAI.
- HIGHEST SCORE IN AN INNINGS: NATHAN ASTLE (145*) Vs USA at the OVAL.
- MOST DISMISSALS: KUMARA SANGAKKARA (33) 28 CATCHES, 5 STUMPINGS.
- MOST MATCHES AS AN UMPIRE: STEVE BUCKNOR(21)
ICC Champions Trophy 2017 Venues
The Champions Trophy 2017 will be played across 2 countries; England and Wales. The venues for the matches are
- KENNINGTON OVAL, LONDON
- EDGBASTON, BIRMINGHAM
- SOPHIA GARDENS, CARDIFF
ICC Champions Trophy 2017 SQUADS:
The following are the squads for the Champions Trophy 2017.
AUSTRALIA: Steve Smith(c), David Warner, Matthew Wade(wk), Pat Cummins, Aaron Finch, John Hastings, Josh Hazlewood, Chris Lynn, Glenn Maxwell, James Pattinson, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis, Adam Zampa, Travis Head, Moises Henriques.
BANGLADESH: Mashrafe Mortaza(c), Mushfiqur Rahim(wk), Shakib Al Hasan, Taskin Ahmed, Soumya Sarkar, Tamim Iqbal, Sabbir Rahman, Imrul Kayes, Mahmudullah, Mehedi Hasan, Mosaddek Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman, Rubel Hossain, Shafiul Islam, Sunzamul Islam.
ENGLAND: Eoin Morgan(c), Joe Root, Jos Buttler(wk), Jason Roy, Alex Hales, Mark Wood, Jake Ball, Ben Stokes, Chris Woakes, Moeen Ali, Sam Billings, Johnny Bairstow, David Willey, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid.
INDIA: Virat Kohli(c), MS Dhoni(wk), Ajinkya Rahane, Shikhar Dhawan, Yuvraj Singh, Kedhar Jadhav, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvaneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Umesh Yadav, Mohammad Shami, Dinesh Karthik, Rohit Sharma, Hardik Pandya.
NEW ZEALAND: Kane Williamson(c), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham, Mitchell Santner, Luke Ronchi(wk), Tim Southee, Corey Anderson, Trent Boult, Neil Broom, Martin Guptill, Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell McClenaghan, Adam Milne, James Neesham, Jeetan Patel.
PAKISTAN: Sarfaraz Ahmed(c/wk), Azhar Ali, Ahmed Shehzad, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Aamir, Hasan Ali, Shadab Khan, Wahab Riaz, Babar Azam, Haris Sohail, Fahim Ashraf, Fakhar Zaman, Imad Wasim, Junaid Khan.
SOUTH AFRICA: AB de Villiers(c), Quinton de Kock(wk), Faf Du Plesis, Hashim Amla, Kagiso Rabada, JP Duminy, Chris Morris, David Miller, Farhaan Behardien, Imran Tahir, Keshav Maharaj, Morne Morkel, Wayne Parnell, Dwaine Pretorius, Andile Phehlukwayo.
SRI LANKA: Angelo Matthews(c), Upul Tharanga, Dinesh Chandimal, Niroshan Dickwella, Nuwan Pradeep, Asela Gunaratne, Chamara Kapugedera, Nuwan Kulasekara, Suranga Lakmal, Lasith Malinga, Kusal Mendis, Kusal Perera, Thisara Perera, Seekkuge Prasanna, Lakshan Sandakan.
The teams have been divided into 2 groups, A and B
GROUP A GROUP B
BANGLADESH SRI LANKA
NEW ZEALAND SOUTH AFRICA
ICC Champions Trophy 2017 FIXTURES:
JUNE 1, GROUP A: ENGLAND VS BANGLADESH at the OVAL.
JUNE 2, GROUP A: AUSTRALIA VS NEW ZEALAND at EDGBASTON.
JUNE 3, GROUP B: SRI LANKA VS SOUTH AFRICA at the OVAL.
JUNE 4, GROUP B: INDIA VS PAKISTAN at EDGBASTON.
JUNE 5, GROUP A: AUSTRALIA VS BANGLADESH at the OVAL.
JUNE 6, GROUP A: ENGLAND VS NEW ZEALAND at CARDIFF.
JUNE 7, GROUP B: PAKISTAN VS SOUTH AFRICA at EDGBASTON.
JUNE 8, GROUP B: INDIA VS SRI LANKA at the OVAL.
JUNE 9, GROUP A: BANGLADESH VS NEW ZEALAND at CARDIFF.
JUNE 10, GROUP A: ENGLAND VS AUSTRALIA at EDGBASTON.
JUNE 11, GROUP B: INDIA VS SOUTH AFRICA at the OVAL.
JUNE 12, GROUP B: SRI LANKA VS PAKISTAN at CARDIFF.
JUNE 14: 1ST SEMI-FINAL at CARDIFF.
JUNE 15: 2ND SEMI-FINAL at EDGBASTON.
JUNE 18: FINAL at the OVAL.