ICC Champions Trophy 2017 will be played between June 1-18, with defending champions India pooled with South Africa, Pakistan and Sri Lanka in Group B. Indian team is scheduled to open its campaign on June 4 at Edgbaston against Pakistan, followed by matches with Sri Lanka on June 8 and South Africa on June 11, both at Kennington Oval.
ICC Champions Trophy 2017 Groups
ICC Champions Trophy 2017 is the eight edition of successful cricket tournament which was first held in the year 1998 hosted by Sri Lanka. The CT 2007 would see the participation of eight teams – England, Australia, New Zealand, Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, South Africa and Sri Lanka – divided in two groups. England, Australia, New Zealand and Bangladesh are placed in Group A while India, Pakistan, South Africa and Sri Lanka are placed in Group B.
ICC Champions Trophy 2017 warm-up matches schedule
A total number of six warm-up matches will be held from 26th May to 30th May ahead of the ICC Champions Trophy that begins on 1st June. The first warm-up match will be played between Australia and Sri Lanka on 26th May in The Oval, London. The second warm-up match will be held between Bangladesh and Pakistan on 27th May in Edgbaston, Birmingham. India will take on New Zealand in third warm-up game on 28th May at The Oval, London. Australia will be playing against Pakistan on 29th May at Edgbaston, Birmingham in fourth warm-up match. The fifth warm-up match is between New Zealand and Sri Lanka on 30th May while sixth and last warm-up game is India vs Bangladesh tie at The Oval, London.
ICC Champions Trophy 2017 Full Team Squads
The full squads of the eight teams for 2017 Champions Trophy were announced by 25th April. The Coach and Captain of the sides are – 1) Australia – Coach: Darren Lehmann, Captain: Steve Smith 2) Bangladesh – Coach: Chandika Hathurusingha, Captain: Mashrafe Mortaza 3) India – Coach: Anil Kumble, Captain: Virat Kohli 4) England – Coach: Trevor Bayliss, Captain: Eoin Morgan 5) New Zealand – Coach: Mike Hesson, Captain: Kane Williamson 6) Pakistan – Coach: Mickey Arthur, Captain: Sarfraz Ahmed 7) Sri Lanka – Coach: Graham Ford, Captain: Angelo Mathews 8) South Africa – Coach: Russell Domingo, Captain: AB de Villiers.
ICC Champions Trophy 2017 Prize Money
ICC Champions Trophy 2017 sees an increase of $ 500,000 in prize money from the 2013 edition. The International Cricket Council (ICC) announced about giving a hike in the prize money, making it USD 4.5 million with a winner’s share of USD 2.2 million. The runner-up of the tournament will get a cheque of USD 1.1 million, while the other two semifinalists will earn USD 450,000 each. Teams finishing third in each group will take home USD 90,000 each, while the teams finishing last in each group will get USD 60,000 each.
Group A: Australia, England, New Zealand, Bangladesh
Group B: India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, South Africa
ICC Champions Trophy 2017 Schedule
Previous Winners of Champions Trophy
South Africa were the first winners of Champions Trophy which went by the name ICC KnockOut Trophy in the year 1998. It was held in Bangladesh with 9 teams participating. South Aftrica defeated West Indies in the final to the win the competition. New Zealand were the winners of Champions Trophy 2000 hosted by Kenya, India and Sri Lanka were adjudged the joint winners in 2002 when the tournament took place in Sri Lanka. West Indies defeated hosts England to become the ICC Champions Trophy 2004 winners. Australia beat West Indies to lift the 2006 Champions Trophy hosted by India. The Aussies defended the title in 2009 to become ICC Champions Trophy winner by beating New Zeland. The tournament was held in South Africa. India are the winners of last edition in 2013 when they beat hosts England.