The ICC Cricket World Cup is the most prestigious international cricket competition, but the Champions Trophy is a close second. Even though some of the best teams took part, the competition did not get the attention it deserved.
Due to the short length of the season and the way the league is set up, even one loss can have a big effect on a team’s standings and where it will end up in the playoffs. In this short amount of time, players and teams need to do their best and use the momentum they have to their advantage. The list as per insights from new update of cricket has been explained as follows:
Virender Sehwag –
In 2002, the flashy Indian batsman Virender Sehwag played in his first tournament, the Champions Trophy in Sri Lanka. The Nawab of Najafgarh, who played first base with team captain Sourav Ganguly, had a total of 271 runs by the end of the competition, which made him the player with the most runs.
In the semi-final match against the Proteas, Sehwag not only helped his team with the bat, but he also saved them by bowling a spectacular spell of 3-25 that pulled a victory out of the jaws of defeat. Overall, he bowled very well, with a score of 3-25. His amazing 126 off of 104 balls was the deciding factor in India’s win over England.
In his first match against Bangladesh, he scored 175 runs, which was the best performance of his career. He also played for India in the 2007 World Cup, which took place in the Caribbean. India’s team was out of that tournament after the first round when Bangladesh beat them in a surprising match.
Daniel Vettori –
Daniel Vettori was known for his dependability when he played for the New Zealand national team, which his teammates liked. Even though they didn’t have any A-list stars on their team, as long as they had players like him, the Black Caps were always a threat to win major tournaments. The left-handed spinner took part in the event for the first time in 2004, but 2009 was by far his best year.
He helped his team win by taking two important wickets and scoring 48 runs, which helped them beat the Sri Lankans in a game they needed to win. Both the 41 runs he scored with the bat and the three wickets he took with the ball in the semi-final match against Pakistan were crucial to New Zealand’s victory and advancement to the championship match. In 2006, when his team played Australia in the semi-final, the smart left-hander came into the game when his team was struggling at 35 for 6. He showed that he was good at many things by shooting a brave 79, which showed his score.
Vettori was an important part of New Zealand’s World Cup teams in 2003, 2007, 2011, and 2015. However, even though the Kiwis made it to the finals once and to the semifinals three times, he was unable to lead them to victory.
Kyle Mills –
If you asked about it, it’s unlikely that anyone would know that this New Zealand bowler was the one who took the most wickets in the Champions Trophy. Even though this is the case, Kyle Mills is the key to solving the problem because he has a total of 28 heads from the three times he has been in the game.
Mills also did great things with the ball. He took 10 wickets at an average of 11 in the 2006 tournament in India, including 4 for 38 in the semi-final, 9 wickets in 2009, including 3 for 27 in the final, and 6 wickets at an average of 10 in the 2013 tournament in England. Mills’s play with the ball was also very good.
The bowler who doesn’t get enough credit should be very proud of himself for breaking the record for most wickets. The only thing that would make him sad is that he wasn’t picked for the winning team.
On the other hand, his World Cup performance doesn’t give us much to talk about.
Shane Watson –
According to the numbers, Watson did very well in both the Champions Trophy and the ICC Cricket World Cup. In both tournaments, people liked what he did. Even so, he is on this list of players whose records in the first tournament are better than their records in the second tournament. This is because his work in this competition was a big reason why Australia won in 2006 and 2009.
The smart all-arounder won the World Cup in 2007 and again in 2015, even though he didn’t have as much of an effect on each win.
In 2006, “Watto” came back with the numbers 2-11 and scored a patient 57* in the final against the West Indies, who were the defending champions. The final was interrupted by rain and was played against the West Indies. After helping hold the English to 257 runs in the semi-finals of the event that year, he led his team to victory by scoring 136 runs to start the next innings. He was named the best player in the tournament.
The all-rounder, who was 27 at the time, made his second unbroken hundred in a row in the final of the competition, which Australia won by beating their rivals from New Zealand, who live across the Tasman Sea. The stocky Australian was at the top of his cricket game all three times. As a result, he won the man-of-the-match trophy all three times.
Chris Gayle –
Christopher Henry Gayle is a very dangerous player to have on your team when he bats first, no matter what kind of cricket is being played. In the Champions Trophy, the West Indies have always been in a strong position. The Windies won their first major international tournament since 1979, and Gayle was a big reason why. He was his team’s second-highest run-scorer in 2004.
The Jamaican wasn’t simply a batting threat; he also delivered some stinging off-spin bowling. Gayle would be disheartened by the fact that, despite his runs scored, his side did not come near to winning the World Cup.
His record-setting 215 against Zimbabwe in 2015 will always stand out, since it was the first double-hundred in World Cup history.