Champions Trophy 2017: Pakistan preview, squad, form, history and who to watch

"We, the players, always try to take it as any other game, stay normally, play normally, but it's not possible", added the speedster whose three-wicket burst nearly helped India pull off a win in a low-scoring tie in the 2004 Champions Trophy at the same venue where India play Pakistan on Sunday. Because both of the team have an International Cricket series recently. After a convincing 45-run victory against New Zealand in a rain-curtailed opening warm-up match, Virat Kohli will pray that his batsmen get some more game time than the 26 overs they got the other day.

A contest between India and Pakistan is eagerly awaited by the millions of cricket fans, especially if it is an ICC tournament match.

"The hunger to win and ruthlessness is what we speak about all the time", Kohli told reporters before India left for England. Currently, the England cricket team is slightly tough with their strength.

The match against Bangladesh will thus help Kohli to take a call on what could be his likely XI against Pakistan. South Africa marked their ODI dominance with a 5-0 series win over Sri Lanka in January-February, which was followed by 3-2 thumping of New Zealand in February-March.

Jonny Bairstow scored a fighting half-century before he was stumped for 52.

England and Bangladesh have got proven set of skills but notably both the teams couldn't fair that well in the last match that they played ahead of the tournament.

The bat used when participating will also have the BatSense sensor attached, so players can view their bat stroke data and be given a final simulated score from the session. He had a qualification to play on ICC CT 2017.

Kane Williamson also ended his own innings having struck 88 runs from 60 balls.

For the bowling attack, the team will come up with the squad of Woakes, Mark Wood, Ageas Bowl.

Australia, who have a pace battery that includes Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood and James Pattinson, are expected to top Group A. So it could be an interesting battle in the semi-finals with India.

All the top seven batsmen barring Mushfiqur Rahim failed to reach double digits and it was young guns Mehedi Hasan Miraz (24) and Sunzamul Islam (18) who saved their team from an even bigger embarrassment. "One can not play aggressively right from the start".

  • Julie Sanders