Australia has been a part of the Champions Trophy since the year 1998, when it came into being as ICC KnockOut Trophy. However, until recently, they continued to face bad luck in the championship. Finally, in 2006 and 2009 ICC Champions Trophy, Australia managed to move ahead and claim the title.
Australia in ICC Champions Trophy
1998 - Bangladesh
Squad: Steve Waugh (captain), Mark Waugh, Michael Bevan, Damien Fleming, Adam Gilchrist, Brendon Julian, Michael Kasprowicz, Darren Lehmann, Damien Martyn, Glenn McGrath, Ricky Ponting, Gavin Robertson, Andrew Symonds, Brad Young
Performance: In the debut tournament of ICC Champions Trophy, then known as KnockOut Trophy 1998, Australia lost its very first match only, which it played against India, and was out of the series.
2000 - Kenya
Squad: Steve Waugh (captain), Adam Gilchrist (wicket keeper), Michael Bevan, Jason Gillespie, Ian Harvey, Mark Higgs, Brett Lee, Shane Lee, Damien Martyn, Glenn McGrath, Ricky Ponting, Andrew Symonds, Mark Waugh, Bradley Young
Performance: ICC Champions Trophy of 2000 also proved to be disappointing for the Australian cricket team. It again lost its very first match, that too against India only, by 20 runs and was out of the championship.
2002 - Sri Lanka
Squad: Ricky Ponting (captain), Adam Gilchrist, Michael Bevan, Andrew Bichel, Jason Gillespie, Nathan Hauritz, Matthew Hayden, Brett Lee, Darren Lehmann, Jimmy Maher, Damien Martyn, Glenn McGrath, Shane Warne, Shane Watson
Performance: The year 20002 brought good news for Australia, as it won both of the matches in the group stage (against New Zealand and Bangladesh) of Champions Trophy and went on to the semi-finals. However, it lost the next game to Sri Lanka and missed the chance of playing in the finals.
2004 - England
Squad: Ricky Ponting (captain), Adam Gilchrist, Michael Clarke, Jason Gillespie, Ian Harvey, Matthew Hayden, Brad Hogg, Michael Kasprowicz, Brett Lee, Darren Lehmann, Damien Martyn, Glenn McGrath, Andrew Symonds, Shane Watson
Performance: ICC Champions Trophy 2004 saw Australia being successful in the initial matches, beating USA and New Zealand, to play in the semi-finals. However, it lost the subsequent match against England and lost the chance of competing for the trophy in the finals.
2006 - India
Squad: Ricky Ponting (captain), Nathan Bracken, Stuart Clark, Michael Clarke, Adam Gilchrist, Brad Hogg, Michael Hussey, Mitchell Johnson, Simon Katich, Brett Lee, Glenn McGrath, Damien Martyn, Andrew Symonds, Shane Watson
Performance: The 2006 edition of ICC Champions Trophy finally witnessed Australia being declared the champions. After winning against England, West Indies and India in the main round, the team went to the semi-finals, where it defeated New Zealand. Following this, Australia won the finals as well, after overcoming West Indies.
2009 - South Africa
Squad: Ricky Ponting (Captain), Shane Watson, Tim Paine (wk), Adam Voges, Ben Hilfenhaus, Brett Lee, Callum Ferguson, Cameron White, James Hopes, Michael Hussey, Mitchell Johnson, Nathan Hauritz, Peter Siddle, David Hussey, Nathan Bracken (Out due to injured) and Michael Clarke (Out due to injured)
Performance: The last edition of ICC Champions Trophy Australia defends tilte and first team win champions trophy twice. After winning against West Indies, India match abandoned and win last gane in round against Pakistan on Last ball, the team went to the semi-finals, where it defeated England by 9-wickes. Following this, Australia won the finals as well, after overcoming Kiwis.
2013 - England
Squad - Michael Clarke (captain), Phillip Hughes, George Bailey, Matthew Wade (wk), Shane Watson, David Warner, Adam Voges, Glenn Maxwell, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Xavier Doherty, James Faulkner, Mitchell Johnson, Clint McKay, Mitchell Marsh and Mitchell Starc
Performance: ICC Champions Trophy of 2013 to be disappointing for the Australian cricket team. It again lost its very first match against England, and last game against Sri Lanka. Against New Zealand washes out.
Overall records : Played - 21, Win - 12, Lost 7, No-result - 2