Two-time champions India have an impressive tournament record, compiling just seven losses across seven and a half tournaments.

Another two-time champion, Australia, would’ve had a much better record had they not come away from the 2013 and 2017 Champions Trophies win-less. Unfortunately New Zealand faced the same fate in 2017.

The BLACKCAPS’ record compares favourably to that of our trans-Tasman neighbours but there is one concern: their worst record is against Australia, having never won a game. Unfortunately rain stopped them rectifying that in their group match at the 2017 edition of the tournament.

Champions Trophy Record (all 2017 teams)

TEAM
PLAYED
WON
LOST
TIED
N/R
India
28
18
7
0
3
England
25
14
11
0
0
Sri Lanka
27
14
11
0
2
Australia
24
12
8
0
4
New Zealand
24
12
10
0
2
South Africa
24
12
11
1
0
Pakistan
22
10
12
0
0
Bangladesh
12
2
9
0
1

Daniel Vettori has had the most appearances for the BLACKCAPS in the tournament: playing 17 games from 1998 to 2013. Remarkably, the 2017 Champions Trophy will be the first tournament not to feature Vettori. 

BATTING RECORDS

Stephen Fleming holds the BLACKCAPS’ record for the most Champions Trophy runs, but his tally is a long way off Chris Gayle’s record (791).

Going in to the 2017 tournament, Roger Twose had the highest average for the BLACKCAPS at the tournament with 67.66. The group play form of Kane Williamson in 2017 saw him surpass this and slipped ahead of Martin Guptill as the leading scorer among current players.

BLACKCAPS' Leading Champions Trophy Run-Scorers

PLAYER
RUNS
MATCHES
HS
AVE
Stephen Fleming
441
13
96
33.92
Kane Williamson
345
6
100
69.00
Martin Guptill
319
11
66
29.00
Nathan Astle
344
13
145*
28.66
Daniel Vettori
299
17
79
37.37

The BLACKCAPS have managed just three centuries at the Champions Trophy, with the first two being particularly significant.

Nathan Astle’s 145* against the USA is the highest score ever made at the tournament, helping the BLACKCAPS set another record score of 347 for 4.

Chris Cairns’ century came as New Zealand won their first international title in 2000.

BLACKCAPS' Highest Champions Trophy Scores

PLAYER
RUNS
OPPONENT
Champions Trophy
RESULT
Nathan Astle
145*
USA
ENG 2004
NZ won by 210 runs
Chris Cairns
102*
India
KEN 2000
NZ won by 4 wickets
Kane Williamson
100
Australia
ENG 2017
No result
Stephen Fleming
96
Zimbabwe
BNG 1998
NZ won by 5 wickets
Stephen Fleming
89
South Africa
IND 2006
NZ won by 87 runs

One of New Zealand’s greatest ODI batsmen, Nathan Astle underlines his class having featured in each of the top three partnerships.

The stand between Astle and Roger Twose in 2000 set the BLACKCAPS on their way to winning their semi-final over Pakistan.

In 2002 and 2013, the BLACKCAPS failed to have any 100-run partnerships. Their highest stands in 2017? 99, 95, and 83 – between Williamson and Taylor each time.

BLACKCAPS' Highest Champions Trophy Partnerships

PLAYER
RUNS
OPPONENT
Champions Trophy
RESULT
Nathan Astle & Scott Styris
163
USA
ENG 2004
NZ won by 210 runs
Nathan Astle & Craig McMillan
136*
USA
ENG 2004
NZ won by 210 runs
Nathan Astle & Roger Twose
135
Pakistan
KEN 2000
NZ won by 4 wickets
Stephen Fleming & Adam Parore
125
Zimbabwe
BAN 1998
NZ won by 5 wickets
Brendon McCullum & Jesse Ryder
125
Sri Lanka
SA 2009
NZ won by 38 runs

BOWLING RECORDS

Kyle Mills is not just the leading wicket taker for the BLACKCAPS with 28, he is also the tournament’s all-time leading wicket-taker.

While he didn’t get a run in 2017, Mitchell McClenaghan has an exceptional Champions Trophy average and holds the BLACKCAPS’ record for the most in a single tournament – 11 wickets in 2013.

No other BLACKCAPS have passed 10 career wickets in the tournament.

BLACKCAPS' Leading Champions Trophy Wicket-Takers

PLAYER
WICKETS
MATCHES
BEST
AVE
Kyle Mills
28
15
4-30
17.25
Daniel Vettori
18
17
3-14
29.00
Shane Bond
17
10
4-21
27.76
Jacob Oram
15
8
5-36
18.00
Mitchell McClenaghan
11
3
4-43
13.09

Jacob Oram’s 5-36 against the USA is the best performance by a BLACKCAPS bowler. For both Oram and O’Connor, their Champions Trophy 5-wicket bags were their second, and last, ODI 5-fors.

Kyle Mills and Grant Elliott’s 4-wicket returns both came against England, one in each of the last two editions of the tournament. Mills’ effort is the only one on this list to come in a losing cause.

BLACKCAPS' Best Champions Trophy Bowling

PLAYER
FIGURES
OPPONENT
Champions Trophy
RESULT
Jacob Oram
5-36
USA
ENG 2004
NZ won by 210 runs
Shayne O'Connor
5-46
Pakistan
KEN 2000
NZ won by 4 wickets
Shane Bond
4-21
Bangladesh
SL 2002
NZ won by 167 runs
Kyle Mills
4-30
England
ENG 2013
ENG won by 10 runs
Grant Elliott
4-31
England
SA 2009
NZ won by 4 wickets

WICKETKEEPING RECORDS

It shouldn’t be a suprise to see Brendon McCullum topping the list for most dismissals by a BLACKCAPS wicketkeeper. What might be surprising is how few wicketkeepers New Zealand have used at the tournament and that Lou Vincent had the job in 2002

BLACKCAPS' Leading Champions Trophy Wicketkeepers

PLAYER
TOTAL
CATCHES
STUMPINGS
MATCHES
Brendon McCullum
15
14
1
14
Luke Ronchi
7
7
0
6
Adam Parore
6
5
1
5
Lou Vincent
2
2
0
2

All tables updated after the Bangladesh v India semi-final on June 15 2017

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