Champions Trophy: Pakistan capable of beating India, says Younis Khan

Ruben Hill
May 30, 2017

With the ICC Champions Trophy slated to begin from June 1 in England and Wales, it gives India and Bangladesh a last chance to test their sides and complete bench strength before hitting the tournament with hopes to lift the trophy.

Kohli said the team were determined to keep their hunger for success.

"But we haven't all been on the park at the same time for Australia".

"We have a young team and they are inexperienced but a talented one".

"This year we have four Asian teams in the tournament and clearly India is current the pack-leaders in the region".

However, despite seemingly being in constant danger of being removed from the ICC calendar, there is plenty to appeal in the Champions Trophy.

The BCCI believes it will lose $277 million in revenue over the next eight years.

Australia's preparations for the tournament, which they start against New Zealand at Edgbaston on Friday, have been overshadowed by a pay dispute between the players union and board, Cricket Australia (CA).

While talking about playing in month of Ramzan he suggested that players should fast although it is hard.

"Whatever happens otherwise, let the administrators take care of that", the legendary all-rounder said.

"See, we are just trying to get the board its rightful share", a senior board official told AFP on condition of anonymity. They were on the verge of losing a berth in the Champions Trophy and barely managed to qualify.

"We've come through the ranks together and played a lot against each other in the under-age ranks and in domestic cricket", Starc said.

India will play their next warm-up game against Bangladesh on May 30 at the same venue.

Starc, who skipped the Indian Premier League and returned to training about a month ago, said he has found it much easier to get up to speed after the latest injury.

Kohli was looking in great touch, scoring 52* off 55 balls while Dhoni was batting on 17* as India looked well on course to chase down the target.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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