The inaugural match of the ICC Champions Trophy will be played on Thursday between hosts England and Bangladesh.
Team India will launch their own campaign against Pakistan on 4th June. Virat Kohli-led team will be a challenge to save the title on India. India had won this title for the second time in the captaincy of Mahendra Singh Dhoni in 2013. England will play opening matches against Bangladesh on Thursday, but the quintessentially is the match between India and Pakistan on June 4.The two teams which became the hottest spot in this tournament to be considered for the ideal pitch for batting are India and Australia.
In India where news of differences between skipper Virat Kohli and chief coach Anil Kumble has been in the headlines for the past few days. The Australian team’s dispute with its Cricket Board has now become a topic of general debate. Both teams will start their campaign in such an uncomfortable atmosphere, but they have strong players who will not allow controversy to affect their game. There is no symptom of stress in the dreading room during both the practice matches in the Indian team.
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