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 Squad: 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 Squad: Angelo Mathews (captain), Upul Tharanga, Niroshan Dickwella, Kusal Perera, Kusal Mendis, Chamara Kapugedera, Asela Gunaratne, Dinesh Chandimal, Lasith Malinga, Suranga Lakmal, Nuwan Pradeep, Nuwan Kulasekera, Thisara Perera, Lakshan Sandakan, Seekkuge Prasanna.
Australia Squad: Steve Smith (captain), David Warner( vice-captain), Pat Cummins, Aaron Finch, John Hastings, Glenn Maxwell, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Matthew Wade, Moises Henriques, Chris Lynn, James Pattinson, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Wade, Adam Zampa
New Zealand Squad: Kane Williamson (captain), Martin Guptill, Tom Latham, Luke Ronchi, Ross Taylor, Neil Broom, Jimmy Neesham, Corey Anderson, Mitch Santner, Colin de Grandhomme, Jeetan Patel, Tim Southee, Adam Milne, Mitchell McClenaghan, Trent Boult.
England Squad: Eoin Morgan(captain), Jason Roy, Alex Hales, Joe Root, Jos Buttler, Sam Billings, Moeen Ali, Tymal Mills, Chris Jordan, Ben Stokes, Adil Rashid, Liam Plunkett, David Willey, Mark Wood
South Africa Squad: AB de Villiers (capt), Hashim Amla, Quinton de Kock (wk), Faf du Plessis, JP Duminy, David Miller, Chris Morris, Wayne Parnell, Andile Phehlukwayo, Kagiso Rabada, Imran Tahir, Keshav Maharaj, Dwaine Pretorius, Farhaan Behardien, Morne Morkel.
Bangladesh Squad: Tamim Iqbal, Somya Sarkar, Imrul Kayes, Mushfiqur Rahim, Shakib Al Hasan, Mahmudullah, Sabbir Rahman, Mosaddek Hossain, Mehidy Hasan, Sunzamul Islam, Mashrafe Bin Mortaza (Captain), Mustafizur Rahman, Taskin Ahmed, Rubel Hossain, Shafiul Islam.
Pakistan Squad: 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,
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 group 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