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Most runs in ICC Champions Trophy History

Most runs in ICC Champions Trophy

ICC Champions Trophy is the second most popular ICC tournament after the ICC Cricket World Cup. It happens once in every 4 years. It’s a one-day international series conducted by ICC. The inaugural edition of the Champions Trophy was hosted by Bangladesh. Earlier the name of the Champions Trophy was ICC knockout Trophy. Like the World Cup, every team craves to win the tournament and increase the charm of their trophy cabinet. Most likely India is gonna host the next Champions Trophy in 2022. Let’s have a look at the players with the most runs in ICC Champions Trophy.

Most Runs in ICC Champions Trophy By a Player

Jamaican cricketer Chris Gayle holds the record of scoring the most number of runs (791) in the ICC Champions Trophy. It’s strange to see but true,  Because he doesn’t score consistently. Chris Gayle has played 5 Champions Trophies for West Indies. Gayle has changed the course of opening batting in cricket with his aggressive batting and is considered one of the best openers to ever play the game. 

matchesrunsaverageStrike ratebest50s100s
1779152.7388.77133*13

Most Runs In Champions Trophy 1998

Former West Indian batsman Philo Wallace notched up the most number of runs (221) in the Champions Trophy 1998 in Bangladesh. Wallace has only played 33 ODIs for West Indies and it was probably the best achievement of his career. He had the best strike-rate among all players at the 1998 Champions Trophy. 

Matches Runs Average Strike-rate Best 50s 100s
322173.67107.8010311

Most Runs In Champions Trophy 2000

Former Indian skipper and current BCCI president Sourav Ganguly made the most number of runs (348) in the Champions Trophy 2000, held in Kenya. Despite Ganguly’s great run with the bat, India couldn’t wear the crown. Ganguly also scored the most number of centuries in the 2000 Champions Trophy. 

Matches Runs Average Strike-rate Best 50s 100s
434811683.8614112

Most Runs In Champions Trophy 2002

2011 World Cup-winning opener Virender Sehwag scored the most number of runs (271) in the Champions Trophy 2002. Sehwag was eminent for his explosive batting, who used to start hitting from the very first ball. He played with a strike rate of 120.44 in the whole tournament. Sehwag played a big role to win India the Champions Trophy 2002. 

Matches Runs Average Strike-rate Best 50s 100s
527190.33120.4412611

Most Runs In Champions Trophy 2004

Ex English cricketer Marcus Trescothick amassed the most runs (261) in the Champions Trophy 2004. Trescothick is one of the best players to ever open the innings for England. Trescothick’s great form was not enough for England to win, the hosts ended up as the runners. 

Matches Runs Average Strike-rate Best 50s 100s 
426165.2580.3110421

Most Runs In Champions Trophy 2006

West Indian opener Chris Gayle made the most number of runs (474) in the Champions Trophy 2006. Gayle is also the highest run-getter in the history of Champions Trophy history. Gayle also smashed the most number of fours (62) in the 2006 Champions Trophy.  But not giving a performance as a unit cost Indies the final and had to see Aussies celebrating.

Matches Runs Average Strike-rate Best 50s 100s
84747992.9413303

Most Runs In Champions Trophy 2009

Ex Australian skipper and current coach Ricky Ponting amassed the most number of runs (288) in the Champions Trophy 2009. The 2 times World Cup-winning captain ended up winning the 2009 Champions Trophy. His all-innings were important for the Australian team. Without his effort, holding the Champions Trophy for the 2 times in a row would not be possible for Australia.

Matches Runs Average strike-rateBest 50s 100s
52887278.6911121

Most Runs In Champions Trophy 2013

Current Indian limited over opener Shikhar Dhawan notched up the most number of runs (363) in the Champions Trophy 2013. He has done really well in the ICC tournaments for India. The 2013 ICC Champions Trophy was Shikhar’s first ICC tournament and he ended up winning the tournament for India. He also had the highest batting average (90.75) among batsmen. His persistence and consistency helped India to wear the crown after 11 years.

Matches Runs Average Strike-rate Best 50s100s
536390.75101.3911412

Most Runs In Champions Trophy 2017

Shikhar Dhawan scored the most number of runs (338) in the Champions Trophy 2017. Dhawan is the only player to score the highest run in Champions Trophy for the 2nd time in a row. Although Shikhar’s effort was not adequate for India to win the tournament, India lost the finals against Pakistan in England. His average was 67.60, while he progressed at a strike rate of 101.80. Dhawan is the only player to win the Golden Bat award two consecutive times.

Matches Runs Average  Strike-rate Best 50s100s
533867.60101.8012521
Who has scored the most runs in the ICC Champions Trophy history?

Chris Gayle has scored the most runs in the Champions Trophy history, 791 runs in 17 matches.

Which Indian player has made the most runs in the Champions Trophy?

Shikhar Dhawan has made the most runs in the Champions Trophy (701 runs in 10 matches).

Top 10 Batsmen With Most Runs In Champions Trophy

Player Matches Innings Runs Average Strike RateBest 50s100s
C Gayle (WI)171779152.7388.77133*13
M Jayawardene (SL)222174241.2284.8084*5
S Dhawan (IND)101070177.88101.5912533
K Sangakkara (SL)222168337.9471.36134*41
S Ganguly (IND)131166573.8883.12141*33
J Kallis (SA)171765346.4477.46113*31
R Dravid (IND)191562748.2373.33766
R Ponting (AUS)181859339.5376.51111*41
S Chanderpaul (WI)161658753.3667.93745
S Jayasuriya (SL)202053629.7788.01102*11
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