Today we bring you the Cricketers who picked the most wickets in Champions Trophy 2006. The 2006 Champions Trophy was played during October 7- November 5, 2006 in India, with ten teams participating, 4 teams (Bangladesh, Zimbabwe, Sri Lanka & West Indies) played the qualifying round which eliminated Bangladesh & Zimbabwe. The two groups were created with remaining 8 teams and round robin matches among group teams would give the table toppers, the 4 semifinalists who would then fight to enter the tournament final. Australia & West Indies played the tournament final with Australia winning their first Champions Trophy title. West Indies Cricketer Chris Gayle led the batting cards of the tournament edition. Here we detail the bowlers who grabbed the most wickets in Champions Trophy 2006.
5. Glenn McGrath (Australia)
The Australian Medium Pace Bowler would pick 10 wickets from the three matches he played in the ICC Champions Trophy 2006 at an average of 15.80 & strike rate of 26.4. With these wickets, Glenn McGrath featured in the top 5 list of the most wickets in Champions Trophy 2006. His best was 3/22 against arch-rivals New Zealand on November 1 in the first semifinal. Australia batted first and scored 240/9 with Ricky Ponting’s 58 & Andrew Symonds‘ 58. New Zealand, in reply, were bowled out for 206 with McGrath (3), Bracken (2) & Lee (2) tearing through the Kiwi batting.
4. Kyle Mills (New Zealand)
The New Zealand Medium Pacer Kyle David Mills would pick 10 wickets from the four matches he played in the ICC Champions Trophy 2006 at an average of 11.80 & strike rate of 17.1. With these wickets, Kyle Mills featured in the top 5 list of the most wickets in Champions Trophy 2006. His best was 4/38 against arch-rivals Australia in the same match that had Glenn McGrath also picking his best of the tournament. New Zealand lost the match by 34 runs.
3. Lasith Malinga (Sri Lanka)
The Sri Lanka Fast Bowler Separamadu Lasith Malinga would pick 11 wickets from the six matches he played in the ICC Champions Trophy 2006 at an average of 19.09 & strike rate of 27.5. With these wickets, Malinga featured in the top 5 list of the most wickets in Champions Trophy 2006. His best was 4/53 against South Africa at Sardar Patel Stadium, Ahmedabad. South Africa had batted first and scored 219/9 with AB de Villiers‘ 54 & Jacques Kallis‘ 43. Malinga (4), Chaminda Vaas (2) & Sanath Jayasuriya (2) were the key wicket takers. Sri Lanka, in reply, were bowled out for 141 conceding a 78 runs win to South Africa. Andre Nel (3), Makhaya Ntini (2), Shaun Pollock (2) were the key wicket-takers for the Proteas team.
Lasith Malinga has withdrawn from this year's IPL for personal reasons.— ICC (@ICC) September 2, 2020
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2. Farveez Maharoof (Sri Lanka)
The Sri Lanka All-rounder would go on to take 12 wickets from the six matches he played at an average of 15.83 & strike rate of 18. With these wickets, Farveez Maharoof featured in the top 5 list of the most wickets in Champions Trophy 2006. His best was 6/14 against West Indies on October 14 at Mumbai. West Indies were bowled out for 80 with Maharoof’s 6, Vaas’ 2 & Malinga’s 2. Sri Lanka chased down the target and won by 9 wickets; Jayasuriya scored 45 not out while Skipper Mahela Jayawardene scored 34 not out.
1. Jerome Taylor (West Indies)
West Indies Pace bowler Jerome Everton Taylor would go on to take 13 wickets from the seven matches he played at an average of 22.07 & strike rate of 26.3. With these wickets, Taylor led the top 5 list of the most wickets in Champions Trophy 2006. His best was 4/49 against Australia on October 18. West Indies scored 234/6 batting first in the match, with Runako Morton’s 90 not out & Captain Brian Lara‘s 71. Australia, in reply, could only reach 224/9 with Taylor’s 4, Bradshaw’s 2 and 1 each from Chris Gayle & Dwayne Bravo.
Only one bowler took 6 wickets haul, one bowler took 5 wickets haul, while five bowlers took 4-wickets hauls in the tournament. These were the top wicket-takers, the ones who made the top 5 list of the most wickets in ICC Champions Trophy 2006. The ten teams’ tournament ICC Champions Trophy 2006 was won by Australia. Hope you liked the content, don’t shy away from asking your questions, commenting about the content.