International Cricket Council (ICC) Champions Trophy is the most anticipating cricket tournament after the world cup. 8 teams take part in this tournament each time in 2 groups. This year, in 2013, Sri Lanka, Australia, New Zealand, and England are in the group A. India, Pakistan, West Indies and South Africa are in the group B. Bangladesh and Zimbabwe will not play in this tournament due to lack of points in the ICC Cricket Rankings. This tournament will start from 6th June 2013 and will end on 23rd June 2013 consisting of 15 ODI matches.
The tournament will take place in England this year. 3 venues will host this tournament named The Oval, Edgbaston and Cardiff Wales Stadium. This tournament will be the battle for the Championship among the champions of this game!
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|1||June 6||GMT 9:30||IND||SA||IND by 26 Runs||S Dhawan|
|2||June 7||GMT 9:30||PAK||WI||WI by 2 Wickets||K Roach|
|3||June 8||GMT 9:30||AUS||ENG||ENG by 48 Runs||I Bell|
|4||June 9||GMT 9:30||NZ||SL||NZ by 1 Wicket||N McCullum|
|5||June 10||GMT 12:00||PAK||SA||SA by 67 Runs||C Morris|
|6||June 11||GMT 9:30||IND||WI||IND by 8 Wickets||R Jadeja|
|7||June 12||GMT 9:30||AUS||NZ||No Result||–|
|8||June 13||GMT 12:00||ENG||SL||SL by 7 Wickets||K Sangakkara|
|9||June 14||GMT 9:30||SA||WI||Match Tied [D/L Method]||C Ingram|
|10||June 15||GMT 9:30||IND||PAK||IND by 8 Wickets||B Kumar|
|11||June 16||GMT 9:30||ENG||NZ||ENG by 10 Runs||A Cook|
|12||June 17||GMT 12:00||AUS||SL||SL by 20 Runs||M Jayawardene|
|SF 1||June 19||GMT 9:30||ENG||SA||ENG by 7 Wickets||J Tredwell|
|SF 2||June 20||GMT 9:30||IND||SL||IND by 8 Wickets||I Sharma|
|FINAL||June 23||GMT 9:30||ENG||IND||IND by 5 Runs||R Jadeja|
MOST RUNS IN THIS TOURNAMENT SO FAR:
MOST WICKETS IN THIS TOURNAMENT SO FAR:
WARM-UP MATCHES SCHEDULE:
Warm-up matches will be played between some teams. Here is the schedule for those matches:
WARM-UP MATCHES RESULTS:
|May 30||Pakistan||Sri Lanka||Match Abandoned|
|June 1||India||Sri Lanka||India by 5 Wickets|
|June 1||Australia||West Indies||Australia by 4 Wickets|
|June 3||Pakistan||South Africa||Australia by 4 Wickets|
|June 4||Australia||India||India by 243 Runs|
|June 4||Sri Lanka||West Indies||West Indies by 17 Runs|
SOME INFORMATION ABOUT THE CHAMPIONS TROPHY:
1. Australians are the current champions of the ICC Champions Trophy by winning the last season in 2009. They are the most successful here also by winning the Championship 2 times.
2. Chris Gayle (West Indies) is the highest Runs scorer of this tournament [695 Runs].
3. Muttiah Muralitharan (Sri Lanka) is the highest Wicket taker of this tournament [24 Wickets].
4. This tournament was named as ICC Knock Out tournament at its first appearance in 1998.
5. This year, it is the 7th season of this tournament. Previous ones were held in 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006 and 2009.
6. The tournament was named as ICC Champions Trophy in the year 2002.
PREVIOUS WINNERS OF THE ICC CHAMPIONS TROPHY:
|1998||Bangladesh||South Africa||West Indies|
|2002||Sri Lanka||India and Sri Lanka||Joint Winners|
MOST RUNS IN ICC CHAMPIONS TROPHY HISTORY:
MOST WICKETS IN ICC CHAMPIONS TROPHY HISTORY:
TV CHANNELS WHICH WILL BROADCAST THIS TOURNAMENT:
Star Cricket, ESPN, Doordarshan [India Matches Only], Geo Super and PTV Sports [PAK], SuperSport 2 [SA] and 5, CSN [SL], Sky Sports [UK and NZ], Fox Sports [AUS].
SQUADS FOR ICC CHAMPIONS TROPHY 2013:
Michael Clarke [Captain], George Bailey [Vice-Captain], Matthew Wade[Wicket Keeper], Shane Watson, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Xavier Doherty, James Faulkner, Phillip Hughes, Mitchell Johnson, Clint McKay, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Mitchell Starc, Adam Voges, David Warner.
Alastair Cook [Captain], Jos Buttler [Wicket Keeper], James Anderson, Jonny Bairstow, Ian Bell, Ravi Bopara, Tim Bresnan, Stuart Broad, Steven Finn, Eoin Morgan, Joe Root, Graeme Swann, James Tredwell, Jonathan Trott, Chris Woakes.
MS Dhoni [Captain+Wicket Keeper], Ravichandran Ashwin, Shikhar Dhawan, Ravindra Jadeja, Dinesh Karthik, Virat Kohli, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Amit Mishra, Irfan Pathan, Suresh Raina, Ishant Sharma, Rohit Sharma, Murali Vijay, Vinay Kumar, Umesh Yadav.
Misbah-ul-Haq [Captain], Kamran Akmal [Wicket Keeper], Abdur Rehman, Asad Ali, Asad Shafiq, Ehsan Adil, Imran Farhat, Junaid Khan, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Irfan, Nasir Jamshed, Saeed Ajmal, Shoaib Malik, Umar Amin, Wahab Riaz.
SRI LANKA SQUAD:
Angelo Mathews [Captain], Dinesh Chandimal [Vice-Captain], Kumar Sangakkara [Wicket Keeper], Tillakaratne Dilshan, Shaminda Eranga, Rangana Herath, Mahela Jayawardene, Nuwan Kulasekara, Lasith Malinga, Jeevan Mendis, Kusal Perera, Thisara Perera, Kumar Sangakkara, Lahiru Thirimanne, Chanaka Welegedara.
NEW ZEALAND SQUAD:
Brendon McCullum [Captain+Wicket Keeper], Trent Boult, Grant Elliott, James Franklin, Martin Guptill, Mitchell McClenaghan, Nathan McCullum, Kyle Mills, Colin Munro, Luke Ronchi, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor, Daniel Vettori, Kane Williamson, Andrew Ellis.
SOUTH AFRICA SQUAD:
AB de Villiers [Captain+Wicket Keeper], Hashim Amla, Farhaan Behardien, Jean-Paul Duminy, Faf du Plessis, Colin Ingram, Rory Kleinveldt, Ryan McLaren, David Miller, Morne Morkel, Alviro Petersen, Robin Peterson, Aaron Phangiso, Dale Steyn, Lonwabo Tsotsobe.
WEST INDIES SQUAD:
Dwayne Bravo [Captain], Denesh Ramdin [Vice-Captain+Wicket Keeper], Chris Gayle, Tino Best, Darren Bravo, Johnson Charles, Jason Holder, Sunil Narine, Kieron Pollard, Ravi Rampaul, Kemar Roach, Darren Sammy, Marlon Samuels, Ramnaresh Sarwan, Devon Smith.
We hope, this year the ICC Champions Trophy will be more exciting with some hard-hitting batsman and specialist bowlers.
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