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Champions Trophy Stats


ICC_Champions_Trophy_cricket_logoThe eighth edition of the Champions Trophy commences at the Oval in London on 1st June 2017. India has the best record of all teams who have participated in the tournament: they have won the tournament twice, as have Australia. India has also won the most matches in all seven editions combined and have the best Win-Loss ratio. Here are some statistical highlights and milestones from the 19-year history of the tournament.

100 - The total number of matches played in the entire history of the tournament is 100. Of these 95 have ended in a decisive result, 1 has ended in a tie and 4 have ended in a no-result.

41,100 - The total number of runs scored in the 100 matches is 41,100. Out of these 38,085 have been scored off the bat while 3,015 have been extras.

22 - Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara have played the most number of matches in the history of the tournament. Sangakkara, Jayawardene, Brian Lara and Ricky Ponting have been the most victorious players. They have triumphed on 12 occasions.

1,415 - A total of 1,415 wickets have fallen. 1,281 have been claimed by bowlers while 134 wickets have fallen to run outs.

419 - In the shorter formats of the game, most spectators like to see high scoring matches and the ball being smashed out of the park. There have been 419 sixes struck in the tournament. Sourav Ganguly has hit the most sixes with 17 while Chris Gayle is second on the list with 15.

3,810 - Hitting big sixes may not be everyone’s cup of tea. Keeping the ball on the ground and eschewing risk while still finding the fence is equally valuable in ODIs. There have been a total of 3,810 fours struck. Chris Gayle is the leader of the pack with 101 fours to his name. 

818/37 - Catches win matches. No matter how well the bowlers bowl unless they are supported by the fielders, all their efforts will go in vain. Out of the 818 catches taken in the tournament, 225 have been pouched by wicket-keepers while 593 have been taken by outfield players. There have been 37 stumpings effected by wicket-keepers. Sangakkara leads the list in catches and stumpings taken by wicket-keepers with 28 and 5 respectively. Mahela has taken the most catches by a non-wicket-keeper with 22 to his name.

468 - Taking wickets is the best way to slow down the opposition run rate. However, pressure can also be built by bowling maidens. There have been a total of 468 maidens bowled across all 7 editions. Chaminda Vaas of Sri Lanka has bowled the most maidens with 19.

One - There has been 1 tied match in the history of the tournament. It was between South Africa and West Indies at Cardiff in 2013.

24/15 - India, Sri Lanka and West Indies have played the most number of matches with 24. India have won the most number of matches with 15 to their name.

11 - Pakistan has the dubious record of having lost the most number of matches with 11.

13 - A total of 13 teams have participated in the tournament. They are India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, England, Australia, New Zealand, West Indies, South Africa, Bangladesh, Zimbabwe, Kenya, Netherlands and USA.

486 - There have been a total of 486 players who have participated in the history of the tournament. The most from a single country is 59 from England.

One - Clayton Lambert is the only player to represent 2 different countries in the history of the tournament. He played 1 match for West Indies in the 1998 edition and 1 for USA in the 2004 edition.

347 - The highest total in the history of the tournament is 347/4 by New Zealand versus USA at the Oval in September 2004.

65 - The lowest total in a completed match is 65 all out by the United States against Australia at Southampton in September 2004.

252 - The highest partnership in the history of the tournament is 252 for the 2nd wicket between Ricky Ponting and Shane Watson for Australia against England at Centurion in 2009.

40 - There have been 40 centuries scored in the entire history of the tournament. Sourav Ganguly, Chris Gayle and Herschelle Gibbs have scored the most with 3 apiece.

791 - Chris Gayle is the highest aggregate run scorer with 791 to his name. 

474 - The maximum number of runs scored in a single edition of the tournament is 474 by Gayle in the 2006 edition. He also scored 3 centuries in that edition.

145 - The highest individual score is 145 not out by Nathan Astle for New Zealand against USA at the Oval in September 2004. Andy Flower has also scored 145 for Zimbabwe against India in Colombo in September 2002.

28/10 - Kyle Mills has taken the maximum number of wickets with 28. The best individual bowling figures are 6/14 by Farveez Maharoof, for Sri Lanka against the West Indies at Mumbai in 2006. There have been a total of 10 five wicket hauls in the tournament taken by 10 different bowlers.

13 - The maximum number of wickets taken in a single edition is 13 by Jerome Taylor in 2006.

One - There has been 1 hat-trick taken in the tournament. This was by Jerome Taylor for West Indies against Australia at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai in October 2006. His victims were Mike Hussey, Brett Lee and Brad Hogg.


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