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Stats: Players who have made most Champions Trophy edition appearances

Shoaib Malik currently has appeared in 16* games in the Champions Trophy for Pakistan so far.

Yuvraj Singh of India
Yuvraj Singh of India. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

Unlike how the appearances in most World Cup editions is valued, the appearances in most Champions Trophy editions hasn’t attained enough acknowledgement. Only 7 CTs have been played thus far. However, no player in the history has featured in all the 7 editions but 8 players have featured in 6 different editions.

During the ongoing 2017 edition, the Pakistan all-rounder, Shoaib Malik has achieved the rare feat of appearing in the 6 different Champions Trophies as he featured in the previous 5 editions of the tournament from 2002 to 2013. Among the 8 players who have featured in 6 CT editions are Mark Boucher, Rahul Dravid, Sanath Jayasuriya, Jacques Kallis and Ricky Ponting featured in all the first 6 editions.

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Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara featured in 6 straight CT editions from 2000 after missing the inaugural tournament in 1998 while Daniel Vettori could have been the one to play in all the 7 previous editions had he not missed the one in 2000.

Players who featured in 6 different Champions Trophy editions:

Player Team Year Matches Runs Wickets Catches Stumpings
Mark Boucher South Africa 1998 3 4 2 1
2000 2 60 3 0
2002 3 33 2 1
2004 2 7 2 0
2006 4 122 6 0
2009 3 62 2 0
Rahul Dravid India 1998 2 68 0 2 0
2000 4 157 1 0
2002 5 120 5 0
2004 2 97 3 0
2006 3 105 3 0
2009 3 80 2 0
Sanath Jayasuriya Sri Lanka 1998 2 22 1 2 0
2000 2 41 2 0 0
2002 5 254 1 1 0
2004 2 29 1 0 0
2006 6 156 6 3 0
2009 3 34 3 0 0
Jacques Kallis South Africa 1998 3 164 8 1 0
2000 2 93 4 0 0
2002 3 167 3 2 0
2004 2 56 0 1 0
2006 4 84 4 0 0
2009 3 89 1 0 0
Ricky Ponting Australia 1998 1 41 0 0
2000 1 46 0 0
2002 3 49 0 0
2004 3 51 0 0
2006 5 118 6 0
2009 5 288 2 0
Daniel Vettori New Zealand 1998 2 9 0 1 0
2002 2 22 3 1 0
2004 2 29 3 0 0
2006 4 134 3 4 0
2009 4 100 7 2 0
2013 3 5 2 1 0
Mahela Jayawardene Sri Lanka 2000 2 83 1 0
2002 5 105 1 0
2004 2 35 0 3 0
2006 6 188 5 0
2009 3 163 3 0
2013 4 168 2 0
Kumar Sangakkara Sri Lanka 2000 2 21 0 0
2002 5 169 5 2
2004 2 45 4 0
2006 6 160 13 2
2009 3 66 2 0
2013 4 222 4 1
Shoaib Malik Pakistan 2002 2 1 1 0 0
2004 3 22 4 2 0
2006 3 98 3 4 0
2009 4 180 1 1 0
2013 3 25 1 1 0
2017* * * * * *

 

Shoaib Malik currently has appeared in 16* games in the Champions Trophy for Pakistan so far. If he features in all the group stage matches, he will stand among the list of players who played most matches in the CT. If Pakistan makes into finals and Malik plays in all the games, he will be only next Jayawardene and Sangakkara in the most number of games in the tournament.

Players who featured in the most number of games in the Champions Trophy:

Player Team Matches played Runs Wickets Catches Stumpings
DPMD Jayawardene Sri Lanka 22 742 0 15 0
KC Sangakkara Sri Lanka 22 683 28 5
ST Jayasuriya Sri Lanka 20 536 14 6 0
R Dravid India 19 627 0 16 0
BC Lara West Indies 18 465 4 0
RT Ponting Australia 18 593 8 0

(Stats updated up to 2017 Champions Trophy)

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