ICC Champions Trophy 2017, the mini-world cup is all set for a kick-off and Australia, Bangladesh and South Africa have announced their 15-man squads. The tournament will start from 1st June 2017 and the finale will be played on the 19th of the same month.
Right now, the world is busy drooling over the ball-smashing, cash-laden T20 tournament called Indian Premier League (IPL 2017) which has literally established this format in the Global Cricket Circle. Players from all over the world come together every year and endow us with an extravagant extravaganza that leaves our stomach churning to digest all that entertainment at the same time.
However, all the players, or we can say the hottest properties in this business, will return to their national duties and once again clash for one of the biggest limited over International tournament called ICC Champions Trophy 2017.
The tournament will be the first-hand experience for both the teams and administration to prepare themselves for the ICC World Cup 2019 and each and every side will want to give their best in the ICC Champions Trophy 2017.
Words are not enough to explain the hype that this tournament comes with and without further adieu let’s check out the schedule for ICC Champions Trophy 2017 and mark the dates on which we have to love our television sets or book tickets for a match.
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1998 – South Africa
2000 – New Zealand
2002 – India and Sri Lanka (Joint)
2004 – West Indies
2006 – Australia
2009 – Australia
2013 – India
India vs Pakistan is considered as one of the biggest clashes in Cricket, irrespective of the tournament or the format, and when it comes to ICC Tournaments, India has always (almost) dominated the neighboring nation. However, when it comes to ICC Champions Trophy, Pakistan has won twice against India and have lost only one, in three of their encounters. India, considering their current performance, will be looking to make amends this time in the UK. Interestingly, both nations will begin their campaign against each other on 4th June 2017.
Bangladesh’s 15-Man Squad for ICC Champions Trophy 2017
Mashrafe Mortaza (captain), Tamim Iqbal, Imrul Kayes, Soumya Sarkar, Mushfiqur Rahim (wicketkeeper), Shakib Al Hasan, Sabbir Rahman, Mahmudullah, Mosaddek Hossain, Mehedi Hasan, Mustafizur Rahman, Sunzamul Islam, Taskin Ahmed, Rubel Hossain and Shafiul Islam.
Australia’s 15-Man Squad for ICC Champions Trophy 2017
Steve Smith (c), David Warner (vc), Pat Cummins, John Hastings, Aaron Finch, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Moises Henriques, Glenn Maxwell, Chris Lynn, James Pattinson, Mitchell Starc, Matthew Wade, Marcus Stoinis and Adam Zampa.
South Africa’s 15-Man Squad for ICC Champions Trophy 2017
AB de Villiers (capt), Hashim Amla, Quinton de Kock (wk), Farhaan Behardien, JP Duminy, Faf du Plessis, Imran Tahir, David Miller, Keshav Maharaj, Morne Morkel, Chris Morris, Andile Phehlukwayo, Wayne Parnell, Dwaine Pretorius and Kagiso Rabada.
Pakistan’s 15-Man Squad for ICC Champions Trophy 2017
Sarfraz Ahmed(c), Ahmed Shehzad, Azhar Ali, Fahim Ashraf, Babar Azam, Hasan Ali, Imad Wasim, Junaid Khan, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Amir, Shadab Khan, Shoaib Malik, Umar Akmal, Fakhar Zaman, Wahab Riaz.
Sri Lanka’s 15-Man Squad for ICC Champions Trophy 2017
Angelo Mathews(c), Upul Tharanga, Kusal Mendis, Niroshan Dickwella, Kusal Perera, Chamara Kapugedera, Dinesh Chandimal, Asela Gunaratne, Lasith Malinga, Suranga Lakmal, Nuwan Kulasekara, Thisara Perera, Nuwan Pradeep, Lakshan Sandakan, Seekkuge Prasanna.
England’s 15-Man Squad for ICC Champions Trophy 2017
Eoin Morgan(c), Moeen Ali, Jonny Bairstow, Jake Ball, Alex Hales, Sam Billings, Jos Buttler, Liam Plunkett, Joe Root, Adil Rashid, Jason Roy, Ben Stokes, Chris Woakes, David Willey, Mark Wood.
New Zealand’s 15-Man Squad for ICC Champions Trophy 2017
Kane Williamson(c), Corey Anderson, Trent Boult, Colin de Grandhomme, Neil Broom, Martin Guptill, Tom Latham, Adam Milne, Mitchell McClenaghan, James Neesham, Jeetan Patel, Luke Ronchi, Tim Southee, Mitchell Santner.
As for India, BCCI has failed to meet the 25th April deadline to announces the 15-man squad for the Champions Trophy 2017 and the recent tussle between the ICC and BCCI might be the reason behind this. Rumour has it that, since the International Cricket Council has decided to dissolve the dominance of the ‘Big Three’, India, England, and Australia, in world cricket as a major chunk of revenues and decision taking powers is held by three boards, the The Board of Control for Cricket in India has decided to pull out from the ICC Champions Trophy 2017.
However, nothing has been made official as of now but no officially extension has been sought from the Indian board either, which is perceived as show of defiance.
For further updates about India’s future in ICC Champions Trophy 2017, Stay Tuned.