After the ICC Cricket World Cup, the ICC Champions Trophy is the second most watched ICC competition. It takes place once every four years. The ICC is running an international one-day series. Bangladesh served as the host nation for the Champion Trophy first ever competition. The Champions Trophy was once known as the ICC knockout Trophy. Every team wants to win the competition in order to boost the appeal of their trophy cabinet, just like at the World Cup. The next Champions Trophy would most likely be held in India in 2022. Let’s take a look at the ICC Champions Trophy players with the most runs.
Most Runs in ICC Champions Trophy
Chris Gayle of Jamaica is the cricketer who has scored the most runs (791) in the ICC Champion Trophy. It’s odd to observe, but it’s true, because he doesn’t consistently score. Chris Gayle has competed for West Indies in five Champions Trophies. With his aggressive batting style, Gayle has revolutionized opening batting in cricket and is regarded as one of the best openers in game history.
Most Runs in Champions Trophy 1998
The maximum runs (221) were scored by former West Indian batsman Philo Wallace at the Champion Trophy in Bangladesh in 1998. Wallace has only participated in 33 One Day Internationals for the West Indies, but it was likely the pinnacle of his career. At the 1998 Champions Trophy, he led all players in strike rate.
Most Runs in Champions Trophy 2000
Sourav Ganguly, a former Indian captain and the current president of the BCCI, scored the most runs (348) during the 2000 Champion Trophy, which was played in Kenya. Despite Ganguly’s outstanding batting performance, India was unable to claim the victory. In addition, Ganguly scored the most hundreds during the 2000 Champions Trophy.
Most Runs in Champions Trophy 2002
In the Champions Trophy 2002, 2011 World Cup winning opener Virender Sehwag scored the most runs (271). Sehwag was renowned for his powerful batting, which he used to begin using from the first ball. He had a 120.44 strike rate throughout the competition. Sehwag was instrumental in India’s 2002 Champion Trophy victory.
Most Runs in Champions Trophy 2004
In the Champions Trophy 2002, 2011 World Cup winning opener Virender Sehwag scored the most runs (271). Sehwag was renowned for his powerful batting, which he used to begin using from the first ball. He had a 120.44 strike rate throughout the competition. Sehwag was instrumental in India’s 2002 Champions Trophy victory.
Most Runs in Champions Trophy 2006
Chris Gayle, a West Indian opener, scored the most runs (474) in the Champions Trophy in 2006. Gayle has scored the most runs in Champion Trophy history as well. Gayle also hit the most fours in the 2006 Champions Trophy, with 62. The Indies lost the match and had to witness the Australians’ celebrations because they failed to compete as a unit.
Most Runs in Champions Trophy 2009
In the 2009 Champions Trophy, former Australian captain and current coach Ricky Ponting amassed the most runs (288). The 2009 Champion Trophy was ultimately won by the two-time World Cup champion captain. His complete inning was crucial for the Australian team. Without his work, Australia would not have been able to win the Champions Trophy twice in a succession.
Most Runs in Champions Trophy 2013
In the 2013 Champions Trophy, current Indian limited overs opener Shikhar Dhawan scored the most runs (363) overall. He has performed admirably for India in the ICC competitions. Shikhar competed in his maiden ICC competition at the 2013 ICC Champion Trophy, which India went on to win. Additionally, among hitters, he had the greatest batting average (90.75). India was able to hold the crown after 11 years thanks to his perseverance and reliability.
Most Runs in Champions Trophy 2017
The 2017 Champions Trophy saw Shikhar Dhawan score the most runs, 338. For the second consecutive year, Dhawan is the only player to record the most run total in the Champion Trophy. Even though Shikhar’s effort was insufficient for India to win the competition, they fell to Pakistan in the finals in England. His strike rate was 101.80, and he advanced at a rate of 67.60. The only player to receive the Golden Bat award twice straight is Dhawan.
In the Champions Trophy, which Indian player has scored the most runs?
The most runs have been scored in the Champions Trophy by Shikhar Dhawan (701 runs in 10 matches).
These were all the records of every ICC Champions Trophy. With 791 runs scored in 17 games, Chris Gayle holds the record for most runs scored in Champions Trophy history.
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