ICC Champions Trophy 2017

Ruben Hill
June 4, 2017

Google has marked the beginning of the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 in England with a special animated Doodle. "If we want to boycott cricket with Pakistan then there should not be any business ties, no other sport should be played, there must be complete shut down", he said.The England and Wales Cricket Board, which will apply for an injury replacement, confirmed on Friday morning that the key seamer will play no further part in the two-and-a-half week tournament. We kept the file size fly-sized, and the result is our smallest interactive Doodle ever - even snail networks can load it in seconds, it says.

On Monday, across London at Lord's, England collapsed to 20 for six in five overs - the worst start in one-day worldwide history - against the South Africa new-ball duo of Kagiso Rabada and Wayne Parnell. The eighth ICC Champions Trophy will feature top 8 cricketing nations.

Bangladesh highlighted the issue of under-performing openers in dramatic style by collapsing to 84 all out in reply to Champions Trophy title-holders India's 324 for seven in their final warm-up match at the Oval on Tuesday. He has recovered well in the last couple of days so I expect he will be fit. Several batsmen will use these sensors in games at the 2017 Champions Trophy.

England will take on Bangladesh at the Oval today.

The most awaited event of the year is here.

India possess a formidable batting line-up with the likes of Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, Yuvraj Singh, Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Kohli, that can flay any bowling attack on its day. Earlier I wanted Pakistan to win but now it is India. Australia has also won twice- back-to-back in 2006 and 2009. "The players play as per the situation and professional players are like that without worrying about anything else", he added. India have the ideal balance with 9 players from the victorious 2013 side retained.

While talking in an Indian TV show, the left handed batsman said if BCCI does not want to play cricket with Pakistan then it should also be applied on ICC tournaments. All-rounder Hardik Pandya lends a good balance and for the first time, India have a four-pronged pace attack of Umesh Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami and Jasprit Bumrah. The conditions in England might not suit spinners much but both Ashwin and Jadeja have the quality and accuracy to make run-scoring hard for batsmen.

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