Stats: Highest run-getters for India in Champions Trophy
Highest run-getters for India in Champions Trophy history
Published - Jun 16, 2017 4:42 pm | Updated - Jun 16, 2017 4:42 pm
With every game Shikhar Dhawan is playing in the Champions Trophy, he seems to be setting up a new record as he became the highest run-getter for India in the tournament’s history when he turned up against Bangladesh in the semi-final. Chasing the 265-run target set by Bangladesh, Dhawan smashed a quick 46 off just 34 balls with help of 7 fours and a six.
In this process, he increased his tally in the Champions Trophy to 680 runs going past Sourav Ganguly, who has scored 665 runs. Ganguly scored those runs in 11 innings while Dhawan took over him in just 9th innings. A century in the final against Pakistan could well make Dhawan the highest run-getter in the history of the Champions Trophy as he is only 111 runs behind the topper, Chris Gayle (791).
In the overall list, Dhawan is currently at the 4th position, only 3 runs behind Kumar Sangakkara who scored 683 runs in his 22 Champions Trophy appearances. The top performers for India with the bat during the semi-final, Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli, moved into the top 5 run-getters list for India in CT by going past Sachin Tendulkar’s 441 runs.
Virat with an unbeaten 96 now has 524 runs to his name in the Champions Trophy; the 4th most by an Indian behind Rahul Dravid (627). Though Kohli is yet to score a ton after 11 CT innings, he averages 104.8 in this tournament with the help of 5 fifties including 3 in this edition. Rohit, who scored his maiden CT century has gone past Sachin and stands at 5th behind Kohli with 481 runs in 9 innings. Rohit also has 4 fifties in the CT in the previous 8 innings of the tournament.
Highest run-getters for India in Champions Trophy history:
(Stats as on June 15th, 2017)