Champions Trophy: Jadhav says Pak-India match is like any other game

Ruben Hill
May 30, 2017

Kedar Jadhav is all excited as he gears up for the ICC Champions Trophy 2017, which will be his first global tournament.

Though he didn't get to play in Sunday's warm-up game against New Zealand, he learnt from it.

"There was grass on the wicket and the change in weather conditions meant the ball was swinging".

It will be like a completion of a cycle for Rohit, whose limited-over career was transformed by M.S. Dhoni's inspired decision to promote him up the order during India's successful Champions Trophy campaign in 2013.

"We have had good preparation, we have had a good couple of days".

Defending champions India take on Bangladesh in their final warm-up match of 2017 Champions Trophy at Kennington Oval on Tuesday. They will hope to spend some quality time at the crease together and be ready for the tricky test that lies ahead.

Jadhav added that he has tightened up his game to counter the conditions.

Ronchi said after the game: "I was a bit surprised when I first found out the opportunity was going to be there but it's been pretty good".

Pakistan will be facing its archrival India in its first match of the Champions Trophy on June 4. It is a great feeling to be playing in a tournament like this. "He has to be in control of his emotions-he must have a flexible plan based on discipline to create a winning environment". "It is good to have people coming but we treat every opponent with respect", he said.

It is still not clear if Yuvraj Singh, recovering from a bout of viral fever will be available tomorrow or not.

Bangladesh has been a very decent side in 50-over cricket.

Mustafizur Rahman, Rubel Hossain, Sanjamul Islam, Sabbir Rahman, Shafiul Islam, Shakib Al Hasan, Soumya Sarker, Tamim Iqbal and Taskin Ahmed.

India's own bowling attack, however, have looked sharp.

Mohammed Shami (3 for 47 in 8 overs), who is making a comeback, along with Bhuvneshwar Kumar (3 for 28 in 6.4 overs) shared bulk of the spoils to dismiss New Zealand for a meagre 189 in 38.4 overs.

The match against Bangladesh will thus help Kohli to take a call on what could be his likely XI against Pakistan.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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