Google doodle turns into a cricket game for Champions Trophy 2017

Defending champions India take on Bangladesh in their final warm-up match of 2017 Champions Trophy at Kennington Oval on Tuesday. Because both of the team have an International Cricket series recently.

The Champions Trophy, back for an eighth edition, begins on Thursday and will go on till June 18, 2017. The tournament favourites, team India has played well in the warm-up matches against Bangladesh and New Zea Land.

England were already an unbeatable 2-0 up in the three-match series against South Africa and although Morgan was glad the reverse had come before the Champions Trophy rather than during the tournament, it remains a worry. Currently, the England cricket team is slightly tough with their strength.

South Africa, who are often labelled as chokers due to their poor record in ICC events, will also be looking for a fresh start.

The India all-rounder was playing his first match away from home and he responded with an aggressive knock.

Not only with the Ben Stokes, the team is suffering from the cloud of injuries including Chris Woakes, and Moeen Ali.

Bangladesh, who recently tipped to the sixth spot in the latest ICC ODI Team Rankings, have always been in search of respect in the cricketing world ever since its inception at the worldwide stage.

Jonny Bairstow scored a fighting half-century before he was stumped for 52. That explains the fewer number of ODIs Azhar has been part of - he has played 60 Tests - even though he has been ODI captain for 31 of those 45 matches.

Ross Taylor is matter-of-fact when he reviews his career and previews New Zealand's Champions Trophy hopes: is this the year he adds a world title to his list of credentials? On the other hand, Bangladesh would want to put up another good batting show against their arch-rivals.

But a tough draw means they have to start strongly, he said.

"We also have some exciting youngsters like Mustafizur (Rahman), Sabbir Rahman and Taskin Ahmed". The middle order of the Bangladesh might be with Mushfiqur Rahim, Shakib, Mahmudullah and Mosaddek Hossain.

One may call it a mini World Cup, but there will be nothing miniature about the thrilling matches which will be played during the 16-day tournament.

  • Julie Sanders