Champions Trophy Groupings

The  rankings are done 6 months before the tournament starts, which means even when SA finish their series against Bangaldesh 3-0 up and claim the top spot they have been ranked number two for the tournament. The two groups will be played on a round-robin format with the top two sides progressing to the semi-finals.  SA seem to have the easier group avoiding the sub continent sides which are lethal and the venue is Pakistan

Group A Australia (1), India (4), Pakistan (5), West Indies (8)
Group B South Africa (2), New Zealand (3), Sri Lanka (6), England (7)