India have two Champions Trophy titles, being the defending champions and having shared the trophy with Sri Lanka in 2002. Australia have won it twice in 2006 and 2009. © Getty Images

India have two Champions Trophy titles, being the defending champions and having shared the trophy with Sri Lanka in 2002. Australia have won it twice in 2006 and 2009. © Getty Images

The Champions Trophy took flight in the late 1990s when 50-over cricket was probably at the peak of its popularity. The ICC Champions Trophy as we know it today was then called the ICC KnockOut Trophy, and the first edition, in 1998, was lapped up by both TV viewers and spectators in Bangladesh, the host nation, purely for the exciting action it generated.

The brainchild of Jagmohan Dalmiya, the tournament was formed with the dual intention of getting some funds for the ICC and taking high-quality cricket to those non-Test playing countries that would at the time have no other way of watching live international action. Therefore, the first two editions were hosted by Bangladesh, which became a Test-playing nation in 2000, and by Kenya in 2000.

The tournament has gone through changes of various kinds over the years, crucially in terms of its format. It was played every two years till 2006, but the sixth edition, which was to be held in Pakistan in 2008, had to be cancelled due to security reasons and was held in South Africa in 2009. The seventh edition in 2013 was supposed to be the final one, and was to be succeeded by ICC World Test Championship from 2017 onwards. However, since the Test league didn’t quite take off, the ICC decided to continue with the eighth edition of the tournament in 2017, especially after England came forward to host it for the third time, and for the second time in a row.

Apart from the sixth edition, as can be seen below, every tournament has had a different winner. Australia, the current World Cup champions, are the only ones to win the trophy outright twice, in successive editions in 2006 and 2009, and India, who shared it with Sri Lanka in 2002, are the defending champions.

The previous seven editions of the ICC Champions Trophy have had exactly 100 matches played and several records have also been set.

From Thursday (June 1), 15 matches will be played over two-and-a-half weeks with the final on June 18.

# Date Final venue Hosts Winners     Runners-up Semi-finalists
1 Oct-Nov 1998 Dhaka Bangladesh South Africa West Indies Sri Lanka, India
2 Oct 2000 Nairobi Kenya New Zealand India Pakistan, South Africa
3 Sep 2002 Colombo, RPS Sri Lanka India/Sri Lanka+ South Africa, Australia
4 Sep 2004 The Oval England West Indies England Australia, Pakistan
5 Oct-Nov 2006 Mumbai, BS India Australia West Indies New Zealand, South Africa
6 Sept-Oct 2009 Centurion South Africa Australia New Zealand England, Pakistan
7 Jun 2013 Birmingham England India England South Africa, Sri Lanka

+ joint winners
In 1998 and 2000, it was played as ICC KnockOut Trophy
Notes
1. Australia are the only team to win it twice outright. India have also won twice – once shared and once outright.
2. In all, 13 international sides have participated in the tournament, including three (Kenya, Netherlands & USA) non-Test playing nations.

Highest team totals

Total Overs For Against Venue Date Result
347/4 50 NZ USA The Oval 10/09/2004 Won
331/7 50 Ind SA Cardiff 06/06/2013 Won
323/8 50 Eng SA Centurion 27/09/2009 Won
319/8 50 SL SA Centurion 22/09/2009 Won
316/5 50 SA Ken Colombo RPS 20/09/2002 Won
315/7 50 NZ SL Johannesburg 27/09/2009 Won

Note: 305 all out (50 overs) by South Africa against India in Cardiff (6-6-2013) is the highest losing total

Lowest team totals

Total Overs For Against Venue Date Result
65/10 24 USA Aus Southampton 13/09/2004 Lost
77/10 19.3 Ban NZ Colombo SSC 23/09/2002 Lost
80/10 30.4 WI SL Mumbai BS 14/01/2006 Lost
85/10 30.1 Zim WI Ahmedabad 08/10/2006 Lost
86/10 29.3 Net SL Colombo RPS 16/09/2002 Lost
89/10 25 Pak SA Mohali 27/10/2006 Lost

Note: 169 all out (23.3 overs) by England against New Zealand in Cardiff (16-6-2013) is the lowest winning total

Total individual 100s: 40 by 29 batsmen

Country 100s Highest Batsman Opponent Venue Date Result
India 8 141* Sourav Ganguly South Africa Nairobi 13/10/2000 Won
Sri Lanka 7 134* Kumar Sangakkara England The Oval 13/06/2013 Won
West Indies 6 133* Chris Gayle South Africa Jaipur 02/11/2006 Won
South Africa 5 141 Graeme Smith England Centurion 27/09/2009 Lost
Australia 3 136* Shane Watson England Centurion 02/10/2009 Won
England 3 119 Marcus Trescothick Zimbabwe Colombo RPS 18/09/2002 Won
Pakistan 3 128 Shoaib Malik India Centurion 26/09/2009 Won
New Zealand 2 145* Nathan Astle USA The Oval 10/09/2014 Won
Zimbabwe 2 145 Andy Flower India Colombo RPS 14/09/2002 Lost
Bangladesh 1 123* Shahriar Nafees Zimbabwe Jaipur 13/10/2006 Won
Sourav Ganguly has scored 665 runs in 13 matches in the Champions Trophy, including a high score of 141* with three centuries. © Getty Images

Sourav Ganguly has scored 665 runs in 13 matches in the Champions Trophy, including a high score of 141* with three centuries. © Getty Images

Highest individual scores

Runs Batsman For Against Venue Date Result
145* Nathan Astle NZ USA The Oval 10/09/2004 Won
145 Andy Flower Zim Ind Colombo RPS 14/09/2002 Lost
141* Sourav Ganguly Ind SA Nairobi 13/10/2000 Won
141 Sachin Tendulkar Ind Aus Dhaka 28/10/1998 Won
141 Graeme Smith SA Eng Centurion 27/09/2010 Lost

Fastest individual innings (min 40+ runs)

Runs Balls SR Batsman For Against Venue Date Result
55* 18 305.55 Shahid Afridi Pak Ned Colombo SSC 21/09/2002 Won
64* 27 237.03 Craig McMillan NZ USA The Oval 10/09/2004 Won
67 34 197.05 Eoin Morgan Eng SA Centurion 27/09/2009 Won
49* 29 168.96 Mohammad Kaif Ind Ken Southampton 11/09/2004 Won
47* 29 162.07 Ravindra Jadeja Ind SA Cardiff 06/06/2013 Won
56* 35 160 Darren Sammy WI Ind The Oval 11/06/2013 Lost
73* 47 155.31 Mitchell Johnson Aus WI Johannesburg 26/09/2009 Won
58* 38 152.63 Nuwan Kulasekara SL Eng The Oval 13/06/2013 Won
71* 47 151.06 Andrew Symonds Aus NZ The Oval 16/09/2004 Won

Fastest to reach 50

Balls Batsman Runs For Against Venue Date Result
18 Shahid Afridi 55* Pak Ned Colombo SSC 21/09/2002 Won
21 Craig McMillan 64* NZ USA The Oval 10/09/2004 Won
26 Eoin Morgan 67 Eng SA Centurion 27/09/2009 Won
28 Jesse Ryder 74 NZ SL Johannesburg 27/09/2009 Won
30 Nuwan Kulasekara 58* SL Eng The Oval 13/06/2013 Won

Fastest to reach 100

Balls Batsman Runs For Against Venue Date Result
77 Virender Sehwag 126 Ind Eng Colombo RPS 21/09/2002 Won
80 Shikhar Dhawan 114 Ind SA Cardiff 06/06/2013 Won
87 Tillakaratne Dilshan 106 SL SA Centurion 22/09/2009 Won
89 Marcus Trescothick 119 Eng Zim Colombo RPS 18/09/2002 Won
89 Andrew Flintoff 104 Eng SL Southampton 18/09/2004 Won
91 Jacques Kallis 113* SA SL Dhaka 30/10/1998 Won
95 Sachin Tendulkar 141 Ind Aus Dhaka 28/10/1998 Won

Highest batting strike rates (min 10 innings)

SR Batsman For M I N.O. Runs Avg HS 100/50
124.63 Shahid Afridi Pak 13 13 2 167 15.18 55* 0/1
100.78 Virender Sehwag Ind 10 10 2 389 48.63 126 1/2
94.09 Adam Gilchrist Aus 13 13 1 382 31.83 92 0/2
88.78 Chris Gayle WI 17 17 2 791 52.73 133* 3/1
88.01 Sanath Jayasuriya SL 20 20 2 536 29.78 102* 1/1

Lowest batting strike rates (min 10 innings)

SR Batsman For M I N.O. Runs Avg HS 100/50
65.52 Kamran Akmal Pak 10 10 0 152 15.2 44 0/0
65.72 Marvan Atapattu SL 17 16 2 393 28.07 101 1/1
67.45 Brendon McCullum NZ 14 12 0 286 23.83 48 0/0
67.79 Mohammad Yousuf Pak 13 12 2 484 48.4 87 0/3
67.94 S Chanderpaul WI 16 16 5 587 53.36 74 0/5

Highest batting averages (min 10 innings)

Avg Batsman For M I N.O. Runs HS 100/50 SR
73.89 Sourav Ganguly Ind 13 11 2 665 141* 3/3 83.13
61.5 Damien Martyn Aus 12 11 3 492 78 0/5 73.98
53.36 S Chanderpaul WI 16 16 5 587 74 0/5 67.94
52.73 Chris Gayle WI 17 17 2 791 133* 3/1 88.78
51.11 Herschelle Gibbs SA 10 10 1 460 116* 3/1 85.5

Leading run-getters

Runs Batsman For   M I N.O. Avg HS   100/50   SR
791 Chris Gayle WI 17   17   2 52.73   133* 3/1 88.78
742 Mahela Jayawardene SL 22 21 3 41.22 84* 0/5 84.8
683 Kumar Sangakkara SL 22 21 3 37.94 134* 1/4 71.37
665 Sourav Ganguly Ind 13 11   2   73.89   141* 3/3 83.13
653 Jacques Kallis SA 17 17   3    46.64   113* 1/3 77.46
627 Rahul Dravid Ind 19 15   2    48.23  76 0/6 73.33
593 Ricky Ponting Aus 18 18   3    39.53 111* 1/4 76.52

Most individual 100s: 3 each by Sourav Ganguly, Chris Gayle & Herschelle Gibbs

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With a strike rate of 24.11, Kyle Mills is the leading wicket-taker in tournament with 28 wickets from 15 matches. © Getty Images

With a strike rate of 24.11, Kyle Mills is the leading wicket-taker in tournament with 28 wickets from 15 matches. © Getty Images

Best bowling

Spell Bowler For Agst Venue Date Result
6/14 Farveez Maharoof SL WI Mumbai BS 14/10/2006 Won
5/11 Shahid Afridi Pak Ken Birmingham 15/09/2004 Won
5/21 Makhaya Ntini SA Pak Mohali 27/10/2006 Won
5/29 Mervyn Dillon WI Ban Southampton 15/09/2004 Won
5/30 Jacques Kallis SA  WI Dhaka 01/11/1998 Won

Notes
1. There have been ten five-wicket hauls, but no bowler has done it twice.
2. Gavis Tonge’s 4/25 for West Indies against Pakistan in Johannesburg (23-9-2009) is the best in a losing match.

Best bowling economy rates (min 300 balls)

ER Bowler For M B RC Wkts     Avg   SR Best
3.61 M Muralitharan SL 17 805 484 24   20.17   33.54   4/15
3.65 Shaun Pollock SA 11 529 322 16 20.13 33.06 3/27
3.66 Daniel Vettori NZ 17 856 522 18 29 47.56 3/14
3.73 Jason Gillespie Aus 7 336 209 12 17.42 28 4/15
3.75 Ian Bradshaw WI 10 534 334 14 23.86 38.14 3/30

Worst bowling economy rates (min 300 balls)

ER Bowler For M B RC Wkts     Avg  SR Best
5.79 Ishant Sharma Ind 7 321 310 13 23.85 24.69 3/33
5.59 Stuart Broad Eng 8 384 358 16 22.38 24 4/49
5.3 Ajit Agarkar Ind 12 548 484 11 44 49.82 2/40
5.19 Shaun Bond NZ 10 546 472 17 27.76 32.12 4/21
5.14 Lasith Malinga SL 13 685 587 22 26.68 31.14 4/34

Best bowling strike rates (min 300 balls)

SR Bowler For M B RC Wkts Avg  ER Best
20.63 Farveez Maharoof SL 8 330 247 16 15.44 4.49 6/14
21.38 Makhaya Ntini SA 8 342 248 16 15.5 4.35 5/21
21.47 Mervyn Dillon WI 7 408 317 19 16.68 4.66 5/29
24 Stuart Broad Eng 8 384 358 16 22.38 5.59 4/49
24.11 Kyle Mills NZ 15 675 483 28 17.25 4.29 4/30

Worst bowling strike rates (min 300 balls)

SR Bowler For M B RC Wkts     Avg   ER  Best
91.5 James Franklin NZ 10 366 294 4 73.5 4.82 2/40
90.75 Chris Harris NZ 9 363 281 4 70.25 4.64 1/29
85.5 Corey Collymore WI 7 342 234 4 58.5 4.11 2/24
83 Upul Chandana SL 8 332 265 4 66.25 4.79 2/39
66 Mohd Rafique Ban 8 396 291 6 48.5 4.41 2/26

Leading wicket-takers

W Bowler For M B RC Avg  SR ER Best
28 Kyle Mills NZ 15 675 483 17.25 24.11 4.29 4/30
24 M Muralitharan SL 17 805 484 20.17 33.54 3.61 4/15
22 Brett Lee Aus 16 739 591 26.86 33.59 4.8 3/38
22 Lasith Malinga SL 13 685 587 26.68 31.14 5.14 4/34
21 Glenn McGrath Aus 12 612 412 19.62 29.14 4.04 5/37
21 James Anderson Eng 12 608 457 21.76 28.95 4.51 3/20
20 Jacques Kallis SA 17 639 525 26.25 31.95 4.93 5/30

Hat-tricks

Bowler Bowl For Against Venue Date Result
Jerome Taylor 4/49 WI Aus Mumbai BS 18/10/2006 Won

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Along with Mahela Jayawardene, Kumar Sangakkara has played the most number of matches in the Champions Trophy - 22. © Getty Images

Along with Mahela Jayawardene, Kumar Sangakkara has played the most number of matches in the Champions Trophy – 22. © Getty Images

Best allrounder (100 runs and four-wicket haul in same match)

Player For Runs Wkts Against Venue Date Result
Sachin Tendulkar Ind 141 Apr-38 Australia Dhaka 28/10/2998 Won

Best allrounder (500 runs & 20 wickets)

Player For M Runs Avg Wkts Avg
Jacques Kallis SA 17 653 46.64 20 26.25

Most catches by a fielder

C M Fielder For
15 22 Mahela Jayawardene SL
12 13 Sourav Ganguly Ind
12 15 Dwayne Bravo WI
10 8 Ross Taylor NZ

Most dismissals by a wicketkeeper

W Ct St M Wicketkeeper For
33 28 5 20 Kumar Sangakkara SL
25 23 2 13 Adam Gilchrist Aus
19 17 2 17 Mark Boucher SA
15 14 1 11 Brendon McCullum NZ
15 11 4 11 MS Dhoni Ind

Most matches

M Player For From To
22 Mahela Jayawardene SL 2000 2013
22 Kumar Sangakkara SL 2000 2013
20 Sanath Jayasuriya SL 1998 2009
19 Rahul Dravid Ind 1998 2009
18 Brian Lara WI 1998 2006
18 Ricky Ponting Aus 1998 2009