2006 ICC Champions Trophy squads

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These were the 10 squads picked to take part in the 2006 ICC Champions Trophy, the fourth instalment of the Champions Trophy cricket tournament. The tournament was held in India from 7 October to 5 November 2006. Teams could name a preliminary squad of 30, but only 14-man squads were permitted for the actual tournament, and these had to be submitted by 7 September,[1] one month before the start of the tournament.

Several of the squads were changed during or before the tournament due to injuries or suspensions; Pakistan changed their captains three times before the tournament had begun, and also sent home two players due to doping allegations. Both India and Zimbabwe had to replace a player during the tournament, which required the permission of the International Cricket Council's Technical Committee.[2]

Australia

Australia picked a preliminary squad of 30 players,[3] before cutting it down to 14 on 4 September.[4] Stuart Clark suffered a thigh injury and missed the tournament. Dan Cullen was called up as a replacement on 5 October.[5]

Player Date of Birth ODIs[6] Batting Bowling style First class team[7]
Ricky Ponting (c) 19 December 1974 250 Right Right arm medium Tasmanian Tigers
Nathan Bracken 12 September 1977 41 Right Left arm fast medium New South Wales Blues
Michael Clarke 2 April 1981 86 Right Slow left arm orthodox New South Wales Blues
Dan Cullen 10 April 1984 5 Right Right arm off-break Southern Redbacks
Adam Gilchrist 14 November 1971 241 Left Wicket-keeper Western Warriors
Brad Hogg 6 February 1971 87 Left Slow left arm chinaman Western Warriors
Michael Hussey 27 May 1975 43 Left Right arm medium Western Warriors
Mitchell Johnson 2 November 1981 7 Left Left arm fast medium Queensland Bulls
Simon Katich 21 August 1975 45 Left Slow left arm chinaman New South Wales Blues
Brett Lee 8 November 1976 138 Right Right arm fast New South Wales Blues
Glenn McGrath 9 February 1970 224 Right Right arm medium fast New South Wales Blues
Damien Martyn 21 October 1971 203 Right Right arm medium Western Warriors
Andrew Symonds 9 June 1975 149 Right Right arm off break Queensland Bulls
Shane Watson 17 June 1981 47 Right Right arm fast medium Queensland Bulls

Bangladesh

Bangladesh selected their squad of 14 on 7 September.[8]

Player Date of Birth ODIs[6] Batting Bowling style First class team
Habibul Bashar (c) 17 August 1972 84 Right Right arm off break Khulna
Abdur Razzak 15 June 1982 22 Right Slow left arm orthodox Khulna
Aftab Ahmed 10 November 1985 39 Right Right arm medium Chittagong
Farhad Reza 16 June 1986 7 Right Right arm fast medium Rajshahi
Khaled Mashud 8 February 1976 120 Right Wicket-keeper Rajshahi
Mashrafe Mortaza 5 October 1983 41 Right Right arm fast medium Khulna
Mehrab Hossain junior 8 July 1987 0 Left Slow left arm Dhaka
Mohammad Ashraful 9 September 1984 76 Right Right arm leg break Dhaka
Mohammad Rafique 5 September 1970 100 Left Slow left arm orthodox Dhaka
Rajin Saleh 20 November 1983 42 Right Right arm off break Sylhet
Shakib Al Hasan 24 March 1987 4 Left Slow left arm Khulna
Shahadat Hossain 7 August 1986 10 Right Right arm fast medium Dhaka
Shahriar Nafees 25 January 1986 25 Left n/a Barisal
Syed Rasel 3 July 1984 16 Left Left arm medium fast Khulna

England

England announced a squad of 14 on 12 September, after picking their preliminary squad of 30. Andrew Flintoff, who had not played cricket since July, was named captain.[9]

Player Date of Birth ODIs[6] Batting Bowling style First class team
Andrew Flintoff (c) 6 December 1977 102 Right Right arm fast Lancashire Lightning
James Anderson 30 July 1982 50 Left Right arm fast medium Lancashire Lightning
Ian Bell 11 April 1982 23 Right Right arm medium Warwickshire Bears
Rikki Clarke 29 September 1981 20 Right Right arm fast medium Surrey Lions
Paul Collingwood 26 May 1976 100 Right Right arm medium fast Durham Dynamos
Jamie Dalrymple 21 January 1981 11 Right Right arm off break Middlesex Crusaders
Steve Harmison 23 October 1978 44 Right Right arm fast Durham Dynamos
Ed Joyce 22 September 1978 3 Left Right arm medium Middlesex Crusaders
Jon Lewis 26 August 1975 7 Right Right arm medium fast Gloucestershire Gladiators
Sajid Mahmood 21 December 1981 12 Right Right arm fast Lancashire Lightning
Kevin Pietersen 27 June 1980 36 Right Right arm off break Hampshire Hawks
Chris Read 10 August 1978 33 Right Wicket-keeper Nottinghamshire Outlaws
Andrew Strauss 2 March 1977 61 Left Left arm medium Middlesex Crusaders
Michael Yardy 27 November 1980 2 Left Right arm off break Sussex Sharks

India

India selected their squad at the same time as announcing their squad for the 2006–07 DLF Cup. Spinner Anil Kumble, with 264 ODIs under his belt, was not selected, which was made headline news by cricket website Cricinfo.[10]

Player Date of Birth ODIs[6] Batting Bowling style First class team
Rahul Dravid (c) 11 January 1973 293 Right Right arm off break Karnataka
Ajit Agarkar[11] 4 December 1977 169 Right Right arm fast medium Mumbai
M. S. Dhoni 7 July 1981 52 Right Wicket-keeper Jharkhand
Harbhajan Singh 3 July 1980 134 Right Right arm off break Punjab
Mohammad Kaif 1 December 1980 121 Right Right arm off break Uttar Pradesh
Dinesh Mongia 17 April 1977 52 Left Slow left arm orthodox Punjab, Leicestershire Foxes
Munaf Patel 12 July 1983 10 Right Right arm medium fast Maharashtra
Irfan Pathan 27 October 1984 66 Left Left arm medium fast Baroda
Ramesh Powar 20 May 1978 15 Right Right arm off break Mumbai
Suresh Raina 27 November 1986 30 Left Right arm off break Uttar Pradesh
Virender Sehwag 20 October 1978 150 Right Right arm off break Delhi
R. P. Singh 6 December 1985 19 Right Left arm fast medium Uttar Pradesh
Sachin Tendulkar 24 April 1973 367 Right Right arm leg break Mumbai
Yuvraj Singh 12 December 1981 157 Left Slow left arm orthodox Punjab
Replacement player
Shanthakumaran Sreesanth[11] 6 February 1983 19 Right Right arm fast medium Kerala

New Zealand

New Zealand selected a preliminary squad of 30,[12] before cutting it down to 14 on 7 September.[13] Scott Styris was included despite missing a county match with Middlesex due to injury; Shane Bond, Jacob Oram and Daniel Vettori had all recovered from injuries and were included, while Michael Mason was ruled out by an injury. The selection of Wellington seamer Mark Gillespie, described by coach John Bracewell as "the domestic season's outstanding pace bowler",[13] was described by Herald on Sunday writer Dylan Cleaver as a "bolter".[14]

Player Date of Birth ODIs[6] Batting Bowling style First class team
Stephen Fleming (c) 1 April 1973 252 Left Right arm slow medium Wellington Firebirds, Nottinghamshire Outlaws
Nathan Astle 15 September 1971 212 Right Right arm medium Canterbury Wizards, Lancashire Lightning
Shane Bond 7 June 1975 45 Right Right arm fast Canterbury Wizards
James Franklin 7 November 1980 41 Left Left arm fast medium Wellington Firebirds, Glamorgan Dragons
Peter Fulton 1 February 1979 10 Right Right arm medium Canterbury Wizards
Mark Gillespie 17 October 1979 0 Right Right arm fast medium Wellington Firebirds
Brendan McCullum 27 September 1981 84 Right Wicket-keeper Canterbury Wizards, Glamorgan Dragons
Hamish Marshall 15 February 1979 55 Right Right arm medium Northern Districts Knights, Gloucestershire Gladiators
Kyle Mills 15 March 1979 60 Right Right arm medium Auckland Aces
Jacob Oram 28 July 1978 83 Left Right arm medium Central Districts Stags
Jeetan Patel 7 May 1980 9 Right Right arm off break Wellington Firebirds
Scott Styris 10 July 1975 116 Right Right arm fast medium Auckland Aces, Middlesex Crusaders
Daniel Vettori 27 January 1979 169 Left Slow left arm orthodox Northern Districts Knights, Warwickshire Bears
Lou Vincent 11 November 1978 83 Right Right arm medium Auckland Aces, Worcestershire Royals

Pakistan

Pakistan selected their squad on 6 September.[15] Captain Inzamam-ul-Haq have been suspended for four matches due to "bringing the game into disrepute" during the fourth Test of the 2006 series between England and Pakistan, and was thus withdrawn from the squad,[16] and was unable to take any part in the tournament, as Faisal Iqbal was called up as replacement.[17] Younis Khan was named replacement captain, only to resign two days before the tournament began, leading Mohammad Yousuf to take over.[18] However, on 7 October, the new Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Naseem Ashraf announced that Younis would captain the side.[19]

On 16 October, before Pakistan had started playing any games in the tournament, it was revealed that two Pakistani players, Mohammad Asif and Shoaib Akhtar had failed a drugs test for the banned anabolic steroid nandrolone. Abdur Rehman and Yasir Arafat were called up to replace them.[20]


Player Date of Birth ODIs[6] Batting Bowling style First class team
Younis Khan (c) 29 November 1977 139 Right Right arm leg break HBL, Peshawar
Abdul Razzaq 2 December 1979 213 Right Right arm fast medium Lahore Ravi
Abdur Rehman 1 March 1980 0 Left Slow left arm HBL, Sialkot
Faisal Iqbal[21] 30 December 1981 17 Right Right arm medium PIA, Karachi Harbour
Iftikhar Anjum 1 December 1980 19 Right Right arm medium ZTBL, Islamabad
Imran Farhat 20 May 1982 27 Left Right arm leg break HBL, Lahore Shalimar
Kamran Akmal 13 January 1982 50 Right Wicket-keeper NBP, Lahore Ravi
Mohammad Hafeez 17 October 1980 35 Right Right arm off break SNGPL, Faisalabad
Mohammad Yousuf 27 August 1974 219 Right WAPDA, Lahore Ravi
Naved-ul-Hasan 28 February 1978 50 Right Right arm medium fast Sialkot, Sussex Sharks
Shahid Afridi 1 March 1980 225 Right Right arm leg break googly HBL, Ireland
Shoaib Malik 1 February 1982 122 Right Right arm off break PIA, Sialkot
Umar Gul 14 April 1984 19 Right Right arm fast medium PIA, Peshawar
Yasir Arafat 12 March 1982 6 Right Right arm medium NBP, Rawalpindi, Sussex Sharks

South Africa

South Africa selected their squad of 14 on 7 September. The omission of spinner Nicky Boje, with 115 ODI caps for South Africa, was described as "interesting" by Cricinfo.[22]

Player Date of Birth ODIs[6] Batting Bowling style First class team
Graeme Smith (c) 1 February 1981 90 Left Off break Cape Cobras
Loots Bosman 14 April 1977 3 Right Right arm medium Eagles
Mark Boucher 3 December 1976 218 Right Wicket-keeper Warriors
A. B. de Villiers 17 February 1984 17 Right Right arm medium and wicket-keeper Titans
Boeta Dippenaar 14 June 1977 98 Right Off break Eagles
Herschelle Gibbs 23 February 1974 186 Right Right arm medium Cape Cobras
Andrew Hall 31 July 1975 70 Right Right arm fast medium Lions, Kent Spitfires
Jacques Kallis 16 October 1975 229 Right Right arm fast medium Cape Cobras
Justin Kemp 2 October 1977 53 Right Right arm fast medium Titans, Kent Spitfires
Charl Langeveldt 17 December 1974 31 Right Right arm fast medium Lions
André Nel 15 July 1977 47 Right Right arm fast medium Titans
Makhaya Ntini 6 July 1977 130 Right Right arm fast Warriors
Robin Peterson 4 August 1979 28 Left Slow left arm orthodox Warriors
Shaun Pollock 16 July 1973 255 Right Right arm fast medium Dolphins

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka picked a 14-man squad on 25 August 2006.[23]


Player Date of Birth ODIs[6] Batting Bowling style First class team
Mahela Jayawardene (c) 27 May 1977 219 Right Right arm medium pace Sinhalese SC
Marvan Atapattu 22 November 1970 253 Right Right arm leg break Sinhalese SC
Malinga Bandara 31 December 1979 19 Right Right arm leg break googly Ragama CC
Tillakaratne Dilshan 14 October 1976 96 Right Right arm off break Bloomfield C&AC
Dilhara Fernando 19 July 1979 94 Right Right arm fast medium Sinhalese SC
Sanath Jayasuriya 30 June 1969 363 Left Slow left arm orthodox Bloomfield C&AC
Chamara Kapugedera 24 February 1987 15 Right Right arm medium Colombo CC
Farveez Maharoof 7 September 1984 46 Right Right arm fast medium Bloomfield C&AC
Lasith Malinga 4 September 1983 15 Right Right arm medium Nondescripts CC
Muttiah Muralitharan 17 April 1972 269 Right Right arm off break Tamil Union C&AC
Ruchira Perera 6 April 1977 16 Left Left arm medium fast Colts CC
Kumar Sangakkara 27 October 1977 167 Left Wicket-keeper Nondescripts CC
Upul Tharanga 2 February 1985 29 Left Nondescripts CC
Chaminda Vaas 27 January 1974 280 Left Left arm fast medium Colts CC

West Indies

West Indies went in with the same 14-man squad as in the 2006–07 DLF Cup triangular tournament in Malaysia in September.[24]

Player Date of Birth ODIs[6] Batting Bowling style First class team
Brian Lara (c) 2 May 1969 271 Left Right arm leg break googly Trinidad and Tobago
Ramnaresh Sarwan (vc) 23 June 1980 107 Right Right arm leg break Guyana
Carlton Baugh, Jr. 23 June 1982 17 Right Wicket-keeper Jamaica
Ian Bradshaw 9 July 1974 47 Left Left arm fast medium Barbados
Dwayne Bravo 7 October 1983 48 Right Right arm medium fast Trinidad and Tobago, Kent Spitfires
Shivnarine Chanderpaul 18 August 1974 196 Left Right arm leg break Guyana
Corey Collymore 21 December 1977 70 Right Right arm fast medium Barbados
Fidel Edwards 6 February 1982 21 Right Right arm fast Barbados
Chris Gayle 21 September 1979 140 Left Right arm off break Jamaica
Wavell Hinds 7 September 1976 110 Left Right arm medium Jamaica
Runako Morton 22 July 1978 22 Right Right arm off break Leeward Islands
Marlon Samuels 5 February 1981 67 Right Right arm off break Jamaica
Dwayne Smith 12 April 1983 47 Right Right arm medium Barbados
Jerome Taylor 22 June 1984 16 Right Right arm fast Jamaica

Zimbabwe

Gary Brent replaced Terry Duffin before the match with Bangladesh on 13 October.


Player Date of Birth ODIs[6] Batting Bowling style First class team
Prosper Utseya (c) 26 March 1985 47 Right Right arm off break Manicaland
Chamu Chibhabha 6 September 1986 12 Right Right arm medium Mashonaland
Elton Chigumbura 14 March 1986 41 Right Right arm medium Manicaland
Terry Duffin 20 March 1982 18 Left Right arm medium Matabeleland
Anthony Ireland 30 August 1984 16 Right Right arm medium Midlands
Tafadzwa Kamungozi 8 June 1987 1 Right Right arm leg break Masvingo
Hamilton Masakadza 9 August 1983 29 Right Right arm leg break googly Manicaland
Stuart Matsikenyeri 3 May 1983 53 Right Right arm off break Manicaland
Tawanda Mupariwa 16 April 1985 18 Right Right arm fast medium Matabeleland
Ed Rainsford 14 December 1984 18 Right Right arm fast medium Midlands
Piet Rinke 5 November 1981 16 Right Right arm fast medium Manicaland
Vusimuzi Sibanda 10 October 1983 42 Right Right arm medium Midlands
Gregory Strydom 26 March 1984 11 Right Right arm medium Matabeleland
Brendan Taylor 6 February 1986 50 Right Wicket-keeper Mashonaland
Replacement player
Gary Brent 13 January 1976 48 Right Right arm medium fast Manicaland

References and notes

  1. ^ Champions Trophy: Pakistan names probables, from The Hindu. Retrieved 4 September 2006
  2. ^ Sreesanth replaces injured Agarkar, from Cricinfo. Retrieved 30 November 2006
  3. ^ Cricinfo – Australia Squad. Retrieved 3 September 2006
  4. ^ McGrath picked for Champions Trophy, by Cricinfo. Retrieved 4 September 2006
  5. ^ Cullen replaces Clark for Trophy, BBC. Retrieved 5 October 2006
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i j The number of ODIs given are those the player has played for his country. Some players have also played for the ICC World XI, an Asian XI or an African XI.
  7. ^ The first class team(s) given are the domestic team(s) the player turned out for in the 2005–06 and 2006 season.
  8. ^ Hossain for Bangladesh one-dayers, from Gulf Daily News. Retrieved 10 September 2006
  9. ^ Flintoff named skipper for Ashes, from Cricinfo. Retrieved 12 September 2006
  10. ^ Kumble not in Champions Trophy squad, from Cricinfo, 3 September 2006
  11. ^ a b Injured before the last match and replaced with Shanthakumaran Sreesanth. [1]
  12. ^ Cricinfo – New Zealand Squad. Retrieved 3 September 2006
  13. ^ a b New Zealand sweat on Styris, from Cricinfo. Retrieved 7 September 2006
  14. ^ New squad is big news in New Zealand, from Cricinfo. Retrieved 7 September 2006
  15. ^ Inzamam to lead Pakistan in Champions Trophy, from Cricinfo. Retrieved 6 September 2006
  16. ^ Inzamam cleared of ball tampering, from Cricinfo. Retrieved 28 September 2006
  17. ^ Technicality rules Inzamam out of tournament, by Anand Vasu. Retrieved 17 October 2006
  18. ^ Mohammad Yousuf to lead Pakistan, Osman Samiuddin, Cricinfo. Retrieved 7 October 2006
  19. ^ Younis Khan reinstated as captain, from Cricinfo. Retrieved 7 October 2006
  20. ^ Asif and Akhtar to return home, by Osman Samiuddin. Retrieved 17 October 2006
  21. ^ Replacement for the suspended Inzamam. Iqbal to replace Inzamam for Champions Trophy, from Cricinfo. Retrieved 3 October 2006
  22. ^ Boje left out for Champions Trophy, from Cricinfo. Retrieved 7 September 2006
  23. ^ Sri Lanka Squad, from Cricinfo. Retrieved 3 September 2006
  24. ^ Windies to stick with players for Champions Trophy, by the CMC, retrieved from the Jamaica Observer on 10 September 2006
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