The Eight Teams in Battle Field “England”
The beginning of ICC Champions Trophy 2017 could be the heel for the issues or disputes between the countries. The eight teams from different counties will be on the battle ground to win the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 that will be starting tomorrow (1st June 2017).
The host country England will come up with great transformation as the tournament take place on the home ground. The team England proves to be the Dark Horse out of eight teams wit scoring good runs in limited overs. The first match of ICC Champions Trophy 2017 will be between England vs minnows Bangladesh. Both the teams has the blend of young as well as experienced players having high score records with good batting track.
Talking about the team India and Australia, there was not the good relation between the two. Though there might be many disputes between the countries but the controversies between the two teams will not affect the true spirit of the players playing for the championship.
In the warm-up matches, India won without much efforts on the other hand Australia also come up with the lively performance in warm-ups. The Indian squad has the balanced team with 9 players with the new face of captaincy. For the first time, Virat Kohli will hold captaincy for team India in ICC Champions Trophy 2017. Although with disappointment with the performance in IPL 2017 recently held, this time lot of hopes from Virat Kohli for taking the team to win the championship. India to have the good batting line-up of experienced players including Yuvraj Singh, Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan and Mahendra Singh Dhoni along with players Kedar Jadhav and Dinesh Karthik are good enough to win the match. The bowling department is handled by four-pronged pace attack of Umesh Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami and Jasprit Bumrah.
The team Australia has formidable batting line up with the presence of David Warner, Skipper Steve Smith and Aaron Finch also including middle order outstanding performer Glenn Maxwell. On bowling department, Mitchell Starc has always proved to limit the runs of the opposition team.
The team England comes up with a lot of improvement in past years under the captaincy of Eoin Morgan. The batting line-up of the captain sometimes remains unused as the team has powerful openers Jos Buttler and Jason Roy having hard hitting abilities. The names of other all rounder in the team would be Ben Stokes and Chris Workers. Ben Stokes has shown his brilliant performance in IPL 2017 recently held, dealing with injuries throughout but it could not make him stop making runs.Woakes, on the other hand, is known for his variations in bowling making it hard for the batter to score the runs. He could be the powerful player for ICC Champions Trophy 2017 going to held on the home ground.
The team South Afric also having valuable players who can do a good job in the tournament including AB de Villiers, Quinton de Knock, Hashim Amla. The team Pakistan has huge talent but their talent has not seen fully translated into their performance. The team and the performance are always unpredictable. But there are a lot of expectation from the captain Sarfraz Ahmed. The team Pakistan has the ability to do well in the tournament.
The team New Zeland will be lacking their skipper Kane Williamson and all-rounder Corey Anderson the key player who can make huge difference fo the team. On the other hand, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh has not seen as contention for a semi-finals berth with not much quality to count in the English Conditions.