ICC Champions Trophy – The Second Most Important Cricket Tournament

ICC Champions Trophy – the second most important cricket tournament (the first one being the Cricket World Cup) is a one-day international (ODI) cricket tournament which is organized by the International Cricket Council (ICC). This tournament continues for about two weeks. It was inaugurated in the year 1998 as the ICC Knock-Out Tournament. Until the year 2006 the ICC Champions Trophy was held once in every two years (1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, and 2006). From 2008, in which the tournament was postponed for a year and took place in 2009, it has been held every four years (2009, 2013, and 2017 till now).

At present, the 8th ICC Champions Trophy (2017) is being held from 1st June 2017 onwards (till 18th June 2017) in England and Wales. The teams and respective captains are –

  1. India (Virat Kohli),
  2. Australia (Steven Smith), South Africa (AB de Villiers),
  3. South Africa (AB de Villiers), New Zealand (Kane Williamson),
  4. New Zealand (Kane Williamson),
  5. Bangladesh (Mashrafe Mortaza), Pakistan (Sarfraz Ahmed),
  6. Pakistan (Sarfraz Ahmed), England (Eoin Morgan) and
  7. England (Eoin Morgan) and
  8. Sri Lanka (Angelo Mathews).

They are divided into two groups (Group – A & B) of four each. These teams have qualified as they were the top eight teams in the ICC ODI Championship. ICC Champions Trophy 2017

Here is the updated Point Table

GROUP A
SL. No. Team M W L NRR Pts
1 England 2 2 0 1.069 4
2 Australia 2 0 0 0.000 2
3 Bangladesh 2 0 1 -0.407 1
4 New Zealand 2 0 1 -1.740 1
GROUP B
SL. No. Team M W L NRR Pts
1 India 2 1 1 1.272 2
2 South Africa 2 1 1 1 2
3 Sri Lanka 2 1 1 -0.879 2
4 Pakistan 2 1 1 -1.544 2

LIVE SCORES:

Date Match Details Result Time
Jun 01, Thu “England vs Bangladesh, 1st Match, Group A
Kennington Oval, London
” England won by 8 wkts “3:00 PM
09:30 AM GMT / 10:30 AM LOCAL”

Jun 02, Fri “Australia vs New Zealand, 2nd Match, Group A
Edgbaston, Birmingham” No Result “3:00 PM
09:30 AM GMT / 10:30 AM LOCAL”

Jun 03, Sat “Sri Lanka vs South Africa, 3rd Match, Group B
Kennington Oval, London” South Africa won by 96 runs “3:00 PM
09:30 AM GMT / 10:30 AM LOCAL”

Jun 04, Sun “India vs Pakistan, 4th Match, Group B
Edgbaston, Birmingham” India won by 124 runs (DLS method – Pak innings reduced to 41 overs due to rain) “3:00 PM
09:30 AM GMT / 10:30 AM LOCAL”

Jun 05, Mon “Australia vs Bangladesh, 5th Match, Group A
Kennington Oval, London” No result “6:00 PM
12:30 PM GMT / 01:30 PM LOCAL”

Jun 07, Wed “Pakistan vs South Africa, 7th Match, Group B
Edgbaston, Birmingham” Pakistan won by 19 runs (by DLS method) “6:00 PM
12:30 PM GMT / 01:30 PM LOCAL”

Jun 08, Thu “India vs Sri Lanka, 8th Match, Group B
Kennington Oval, London” Sri Lanka won by 7 wkts “3:00 PM
09:30 AM GMT / 10:30 AM LOCAL”

Jun 09, Fri “New Zealand vs Bangladesh, 9th Match, Group A
Sophia Gardens, Cardiff” Bangladesh won by 5 wkts “3:00 PM
09:30 AM GMT / 10:30 AM LOCAL”

Jun 10, Sat “England vs Australia, 10th Match, Group A
Edgbaston, Birmingham” England won by 40 runs (DLS method) “3:00 PM
09:30 AM GMT / 10:30 AM LOCAL”

Jun 11, Sun “India vs South Africa, 11th Match, Group B
Kennington Oval, London” India won by 8 wkts “3:00 PM
09:30 AM GMT / 10:30 AM LOCAL”

Jun 12, Mon “Sri Lanka vs Pakistan, 12th Match, Group B
Sophia Gardens, Cardiff” Pakistan won by 3 wkts “3:00 PM
09:30 AM GMT / 10:30 AM LOCAL”

Jun 14, Wed “England vs Pakistan, 1st Semi-Final (A1 v B2)
Sophia Gardens, Cardiff” To Be Held “3:00 PM
09:30 AM GMT / 10:30 AM LOCAL”

Jun 15, Thu “Bangladesh vs India, 2nd Semi-Final (A2 v B1)
Edgbaston, Birmingham” To Be Held “3:00 PM
09:30 AM GMT / 10:30 AM LOCAL”

Jun 18, Sun “TBC vs TBC, Final
Kennington Oval, London” To Be Held “3:00 PM
09:30 AM GMT / 10:30 AM LOCAL”

*TBC – To Be Confirmed

 RESULTS:

South Africa won the first tournament (1998) while New Zealand and West Indies each won once in 2000 and 2004 respectively. In the year 2002, Sri Lanka and India were declared as co-champions. India (2002 and 2013) and Australia (two consecutive tournaments in 2006 and 2009) won the tournament twice. 

HISTORY OF THE ICC CHAMPIONS TROPHY:

  1. ICC KnockOut Trophy 1998
Host Nation Venue Match Champion Result
Bangladesh Bangabandhu National Stadium, Dhaka South Africa

Vs

West Indies

South Africa Won by 4 wickets
  1. ICC KnockOut Trophy 2000
Host Nation Venue Match Champion Result
Kenya Gymkhana Club Ground, Nairobi India

Vs

New Zealand

New Zealand Won by 4 wickets
  1. ICC Champions Trophy 2002
Host Nation Venue Match Champion Result
Sri Lanka R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo Sri Lanka

Vs

India

Sri Lanka

 

India

Co-champions
  1. ICC Champions Trophy 2004
Host Nation Venue Match Champion Result
England The Oval, London England

Vs

West Indies

West Indies Won by 2 wickets
  1. ICC Champions Trophy 2006
Host Nation Venue Match Champion Result
India Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai Australia

Vs

West Indies

Australia Won by 8 wickets
  1. ICC Champions Trophy 2009
Host Nation Venue Match Champion Result
South Africa Super Sport Park, Centurion Australia

Vs

New Zealand

Australia Won by 6 wickets
  1. ICC Champions Trophy 2013
Host Nation Venue Match Champion Result
England & Wales Edgbaston, Birmingham England

Vs

India

India Won by 5 runs
  1. ICC Champions Trophy 2017
Host Nation Venue Match Champion  Result
England & Wales The Oval, London … are being held from 1st June, 2017
  1. ICC Champions Trophy 2021:

Yet to be taken place.

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    Khaidem Rajit Singha professionally working as Online Digital Marketing since 2010 and also he loves to do blogging about Technology, Travel, Fashion etc. at leisure time. Find him on Instagram @ khaidem

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