The 2017 ICC Champions Trophy will be the eighth of this tournament and the second time in a row to be held in England and Wales. India is the defending champions who won the competition beating England by five runs in 2013 final. The tournament is scheduled to start on 1 June and ends on 18 June with final at The Oval, London. The top eight teams in the ICC ODI Team Rankings on the cut-off date qualified for the competition. ICC Champions Trophy 2017 squads have not been announced by the teams as five months are left to start the tournament.
The teams who qualified for the CT 2017 are England, Australia, India, South Africa, New Zealand, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Pakistan. For this edition, West Indies who finished at ninth position replaced by Bangladesh. The opening match of the tournament will be played between host England and Bangladesh on 1st June 2017 at The Oval, London.Check Out: ICC Champions Trophy 2017 Schedule & Fixtures
ICC Champions Trophy 2017 Squads
The Champions Trophy 2017 squads of all the 8 teams will be confirmed soon by their respective cricket boards. Let’s a quick look at the expected squads of the participating teams.
|India||Anil Kumble||MS Dhoni||MS Dhoni(c), Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane, Manish Pandey, S Raina, Amit Mishra, Umesh Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik Pandya, Ravichandran Ashwin, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kedar Jadhav, Axar Patel.|
|Sri Lanka||Jerome Jayaratne||Upul Tharanga||Upul Tharanga(c), Dhananjaya de Silva, Niroshan Dickwella, Nuwan Pradeep, Asela Gunaratne, Shehan Jayasuriya, Nuwan Kulasekara, Lahiru Kumara, Suranga Lakmal, Kusal Mendis, Kusal Perera, Sachith Pathirana, Lakshan Sandakan, Dasun Shanaka, Jeffrey Vandersay,|
|Pakistan||Mickey Arthur||Azhar Ali||Azhar Ali(c), Asad Shafiq, Babar Azam, Hasan Ali, Imad Wasim, Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan, Rahat Ali, Sarfraz Ahmed, Sharjeel Khan, Shoaib Malik, Sohail Khan, Umar Akmal, Wahab Riaz, Yasir Shah,|
|Australia||Darren Lehmann||Steven Smith||Steven Smith(c), David Warner, George Bailey, Scott Boland, Aaron Finch, John Hastings, Travis Head, Usman Khawaja, Mitchell Marsh, Joe Mennie, Chris Tremain, Matthew Wade, Daniel Worrall, Adam Zampa, James Faulkner, Shaun Marsh,|
|New Zealand||Mike Hesson||Kane Williamson||Kane Williamson(c), Corey Anderson, Trent Boult, Doug Bracewell, Anton Devcich, Martin Guptill, Matt Henry, Tom Latham, James Neesham, Luke Ronchi, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor, BJ Watling|
|England||Trevor Bayliss||Eoin Morgan||Jason Roy, Alex Hales, Eoin Morgan(c), Joe Root, Jos Buttler, Sam Billings, Moeen Ali, Tymal Mills, Chris Jordan, Ben Stokes, Adil Rashid, Liam Plunkett, David Willey, Mark Wood|
|South Africa||Russell Domingo||Faf du Plessis||AB de Villiers, Faf du Plessis(c), Kyle Abbott, Hashim Amla, Farhaan Behardien, Quinton de Kock, Jean-Paul Duminy, Imran Tahir, David Miller, Wayne Parnell, Aaron Phangiso, Andile Phehlukwayo, Kagiso Rabada, Rilee Rossouw, Tabraiz Shamsi, Dale Steyn,|
|Bangladesh||Chandika Hathurusingha||Mashrafe Mortaza||Tamim Iqbal, Shakib Al Hasan, Soumya Sarkar, Mohammad Mithun, Mushfiqur Rahim, Nurul Hasan, Sabbir Rahman, Mahmudullah Riyad, Mustafizur Rahman, Arafat Sunny, Al-Amin Hossain, Nasir Hossain, Taskin Ahmed and Abu Hider.|
The above listed squads of all the eight teams participating in the competition will remain same 90 percent. The confirm ICC Champions Trophy 2017 squads will be updated here once it announces by officials.
All the 8 teams were divided into two groups – Group A and B. Each groups include four teams and top two teams from each group will advance to semi-finals to battle for the 2017 title. Here are the details of the groups:
Group A: Australia, New Zealand, England, Bangladesh
Group B: India, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Pakistan
The defending champion India will take on arch-rivals Pakistan on June 4 at Edgbaston in Birmingham. All matches of the tournament will be played at Cardiff Wales Stadium in Cardiff, Edgbaston in Birmingham and The Oval in London.
Champions Trophy Winners List
1998 – South Africa (Hosts – Bangladesh, Runner-up – West Indies) – 9 teams participated
2000 – New Zealand (Hosts – Kenya, Runner-up – India) – 11 teams participated
2002 – India and Sri Lanka joint winners after the final was washed out twice (including reserve day) (Hosts – Sri Lanka) – 12 teams participated
2004 – West Indies (Hosts – England, Runner-up – England) – 12 teams participated
2006 – Australia (Hosts – India, Runner-up – West Indies) – 10 teams participated
2009 – Australia (Hosts – South Africa, Runner-up – New Zealand) – 8 teams participated
2013 – India (Hosts – England, Runner-up – England) – 8 teams participated