ICC Champions Trophy Winners List
After ICC Cricket World Cup, ICC Champions Trophy is the most important tournament in cricket world. Here’s ICC Champions Trophy Winners List from the year 1998 to 2017 for the cricket lovers who want to know year wise winners. So, take a look at the past runner up who won the championship trophy for their country. The Championship tournament was started in the year 1998 and in the past it was recognized as ICC Knockout tournament. With the passage of time, the name of the tournament was changed to ICC Champions Trophy in 2002.
The tournament was conducted in every 2 years till 2006. After IPL was started in the year 2008, ICC Champions Trophy was concluded the very next year in 2009. From the year 2009 the ICC Champions Trophy tournament is conducted in every 4 years and is also recognized as the mini World Cup. The 2017 Champions Trophy was scheduled to commence on 1st June in England. So far, Australia and India are the considered to be the unbeaten teams if we go through the history of ICC Champions Trophy winning two tournaments.
In the year 1998, the championship trophy was won by South Africa at Bangladesh. From the year 2002 total 12 teams participated and were divided into 3 groups each. Only the top 2 teams are allowed to participate in the Quarter Final rounds. From the year 2006 only the top 8 ICC ranking teams were allowed to play for Championship Trophy and had two groups of 4 teams each.
ICC Champions Trophy Winners
|1998||South Africa||West Indies||South Africa won by 4 wickets||Bangladesh|
|2000||New Zealand||India||New Zealand won by 4 wickets||Kenya|
|2002||India, Sri-Lanka||–||Sri Lanka and India named joint winners||Sri Lanka|
|2004||West Indies||England||West Indies won by 2 wickets||England|
|2006||Australia||West Indies||Australia won by 8 wickets||India|
|2009||Australia||New Zealand||Australia won by 6 wickets||South Africa|
|2013||India||England||India won by 5 runs||England|
Countries and Year wise number of titles of ICC Champions Trophy
|Country||Number of Titles||Year|
The first match was won by South Africa. However, New Zealand won the 2000 ICC Champions Trophy defeating India in finals. In the year 2002, due to extreme rains both the teams in the finals of ICC Championship Trophy, India and Sri Lanka, were declared winners of the trophy.
Going back in the year 2004, ICC Champions Trophy was won by West Indies, defeating England in the Finals. Australia won the 2006 ICC Champions Trophy beating the host India through DL method. The 2009 ICC Champions Trophy was taken by Australia after defeating South Africa by 6 wickets. The 2013 ICC Champions Trophy was won by India. The recent ICC Champions Trophy 2017 will also be held in England.
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