ICC Cricket Champions Trophy 2017 is scheduled to be played in England and will be kicked off on 1st of June, 2017 and the match 1st match will be played between host England and Bangladesh at Kennington Oval, London. All the permanent members of International Cricket Council are taking part in the 2nd biggest cricket tournament after World Cup, India will defend their championship.
Cricket Champions Trophy has an elite history that holds a professional and valuable standards in the cricket history. There are many records that are part of champions trophy like all the mega cricket events. These records are important and are of their own kind, bowling records, batting records and other records are briefly discussed.
Champions Trophy Title Winners:
This list involves those teams who have won the Cricket Champions Trophy for more times and yes this is a record itself. India is the team who have won the ICC Cricket Champions Trophy for two times and they are at top of the list. Indian cricket team appeared in the Champions Trophy for 3 times and won the title for 2 times back in 2002 and then 2013.
On the other side, Australia have appeared in the champions trophy and won the event for two times back in 2006 and 2009. West Indies stand at 3rd position in picking up the victory, but they have won only 1 Champions Trophy out of 3 events they have appeared till to date.
|National team||Final appearances||Winners||Runners-up||Years won||Years runners-up|
|West Indies||3||1||2||2004||1998, 2006|
Leading Wicket Takers
Too many dangerous and legendary bowlers have left their prints in the Champions Trophy history by making their extraordinary and match winning appearances for their teams. Kyle Mills from New Zealand, the best bowler of his times is the leading wicket taker in Champions Trophy as he has picked 28 wickets out of 15 matches he played so far.
Muttiah Muralitharan’ record of 2nd most wicket taking bowler in the Cricket Champions Trophy is still fresh and no one has broken it yet even after his retirement. Muttiah played 17 matches of Champions Trophy and took 24 wickets with the average of 20.17.
Highest Run Scorers in Cricket Champions Trophy
Champions Trophy has witnessed some master batsmen in its history like Chris Gayle, Mahela Jayawardene, Kumar Sangakkara and Sourave Ganguly. Chris Gayle is the man standing at the top of the list in highest run scorer in Champions Trophy. The legendary batsman from West Indies has scored 791 runs in 17 matches, highest 133*. 2nd highest run scorer in the Champions Trophy is Mahela Jayawerdene who has scored 742 runs in 22 matches. Kumar Sangakkara from Sri Lanka is at 3rd position scoring 683 runs with highest 134* and average of 37.94.
|Player||Matches||Innings||Not out||Runs||Highest Score||Average|
Highest Individual Score
Nathan Astle is at top of the list of highest individual score as he played a stunning innings of 145 runs against the United States of America, Andy Flower from Zimbabwe is the 2nd batsman to score highest runs as an individual in ICC Cricket Champions Trophy as he scored 145 runs in his single innings against India.
Sourav Ganguly and Sachin Tendulkar are at 3rd and 4th positions by scoring 141 runs each against South Africa and Australia. Graeme Smith is at 5th position by scoring 141 runs against England.
|Nathan Astle||United States||145*|
|Sourav Ganguly||South Africa||141*|
Best Bowling Figures in Single Innings
Bowlers have shown some shocking and impressive performances in the ICC Cricket Champions Trophy matches and helped the team to win the game. Farveez Maharoof from Sri Lanka has registered the best record so far by picking up 6 wickets in a single match allowing the opposition to score just 14 runs in his 10-Over spell.
Shahid Afridi is at 2nd position in the list of best bowling figures in an innings as he picked up 5 wickets, allowing 11 runs in his 6-Over spell including 1 maiden over.
|Farveez Maharoof||West Indies||9.0||2||6||14||2006|
|Jacques Kallis||West Indies||7.3||0||5||30||1998|