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Bangladesh has landed in a fairly tough group needing to secure at least two wins against either Australia, England or New Zealand to advance to the knock-out stage.

The Champions Trophy, which is being staged in London, Birmingham and Cardiff starts next Thursday with a match between England and Bangladesh at The Oval in south London. With tickets for most of the matches being sold out, spectators will hope the rain doesn't play a spoilsport.

This is Sarfraz Ahmed's first assignment at a major tournament as Pakistan skipper, and he believes his team will get results if all players give their maximum effort.

Kohli and his team landed here on Thursday morning to compete in the Champions Trophy starting June 1. He accepted that this would be his first major tournament as the captain. Thrice they have made the semi-finals only to be eliminated - once by the West Indies and twice by New Zealand. This year the team is a lot fitter, the cricketers are a lot more mature because that was a very young group four years ago.

FORMER West Indies captain Brian Lara has tipped England to win the Champions Trophy beginning next week.

The Indian cricket team, who won the coveted title back in 2013, couldn't have found a better opponent than arch-rivals Pakistan to begin their title defence in England and Wales.

Ever since hitting rock bottom with an early exit from the 2015 World Cup, England's 50-over cricket has been on an upward trend. Unlike other sides in this year's Champions Trophy, Pakistan has not been able to receive the necessary One Day International preparation that they would have so dearly liked, but this will not prevent them from chasing that coveted silverware.

He said India were a "pretty balanced side" but how they execute plans in the upcoming tournament would decide their fate. After losing out to the West Indies in the World T20, you look at the team now and they have some exciting players. I love the tournament because it represents a challenge from the [word] go'. After winning a good toss under overcast conditions, Australia chose to test its batting might by taking first strike in a match already shortened to 34-overs-a-side because of bad weather.

Indian team is going to be captained by right handed batsman Virat Kohli.

The Indian team are favourites to win this match but we can not underestimate Bangla Tigers.

Throughout its history, the Champions Trophy has struggled to gain traction.

  • Julie Sanders