Pakistan shall be taking on arch-rivals India in their opening encounter of the Champions Trophy at Edgbaston on Sunday. Pakistan are currently ranked eight on the ODI rankings as compared to India who are placed on the third spot. Pakistan holds the edge over India in Champions Trophy winning two out of the three encounters.
1. Pakistan has made eight successive appearances in the Champions Trophy.
2. Pakistan has an impressive record against arch-rivals India in the Champions Trophy. They have won two out of the three encounters against them in the multi-nation event.
3. Pakistan ended up as semifinalists on three occasions in the Champions Trophy. They made the last four in 2004, 2006 and 2009 editions of the tournament.
4. Mohammad Yousuf is the highest run scorer for Pakistan in Champions Trophy. The elegant stroke-makers scored 484 runs at an average of 48.4.
5. Shoaib Malik is the lone centurion for Pakistan in Champions Trophy. Malik scored 128 against arch-rivals India.
6. Shoaib Malik holds the record for the highest score in an innings for Pakistan.Malik scored 128 against arch-rivals India.
7. Shahid Afridi is the highest wicket-taker for Pakistan in Champions Trophy. The star allrounder took 14 wickets from 13 matches.
8. Shahid Afridi holds the record for the best bowling figures in a Champions Trophy match for Pakistan. The leggie bagged 5 for 11 against Kenya.
9. Younis Khan skipped Pakistan to maximum matches in Champions Trophy. Khan captained Pakis in 6 matches, winning two of them.
10. Shoaib Malik has taken the maximum catches for Pakistan in Champions Trophy