While Virat Kohli-led India will play their first game on June 4 as they face arch-rivals Pakistan, the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 is set to take off on Thursday as the Eoin Morgan-led England open their campaign against Bangaldesh at The Oval on Thursday.
The league stage games will be played till June 12 while two semifinals will be played on June 14 and June 15 respectively as the final showdown of the tournament will be held at The Oval on June 18.
The teams have been pooled into two groups. Group A consists of Australia, Bangladesh, England and New Zealand. Group B consists of defending champion India, Pakistan, South Africa and Sri Lanka.
India is slated to kick off its campaign against Pakistan at Edgbastion on June 4th.
——- Following are the squads for the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 ——-
India: Virat Kohli (capt.), Ajinkya Rahane, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Hardik Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah, Kedar Jadhav, M. S. Dhoni (wk), Mohammed Shami, R. Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Umesh Yadav and Yuvraj Singh.
Australia: Steven Smith (capt.), Aaron Finch, Adam Zampa, Chris Lynn, David Warner, Glenn Maxwell, James Pattinson, John Hastings, Josh Hazlewood, Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Wade (wk), Mitchell Starc, Moises Henriques, Pat Cummins and Travis Head.
Bangladesh: Mashrafe Mortaza (capt.), Imrul Kayes, Mahmudullah, Mehdi Hasan, Mosaddek Hossain, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Mustafizur Rahman, Rubel Hossain, Sabbir Rahman, Shafiul Islam, Shakib Al Hasan, Soumya Sarkar, Sunzamul Islam, Tamim Iqbal and Taskin Ahmed.
England: Eoin Morgan (capt.), Adil Rashid, Alex Hales, Ben Stokes, Chris Woakes, David Willey, Jake Ball, Jason Roy, Joe Root, Jonny Bairstow, Jos Buttler (wk), Liam Plunkett, Mark Wood, Moeen Ali and Sam Billings.
New Zealand: Kane Williamson (capt.), Adam Milne, Colin de Grandhomme, Corey Anderson, Jeetan Patel, Jimmy Neesham, Luke Ronchi (wk), Martin Guptill, Mitchell McClenaghan, Mitchell Santner, Neil Broom, Ross Taylor, Tim Southee, Tom Latham and Trent Boult.
Pakistan: Sarfraz Ahmed (capt. & wk), Ahmed Shehzad, Azhar Ali, Babar Azam, Fahim Ashraf, Fakhar Zaman, Hasan Ali, Imad Wasim, Junaid Khan, Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Hafiz, Shadab Khan, Shoaib Malik, Umar Akmal and Wahab Riaz.
South Africa: AB de Villiers (capt.), Andile Phehlukwayo, Chris Morris, David Miller, Dwaine Pretorius, Faf du Plessis, Farhaan Behardien, Hashim Amla, Imran Tahir, JP Duminy, Kagiso Rabada, Keshav Maharaj, Morne Morkel, Quinton de Kock (wk) and Wayne Parnell.
Sri Lanka: Angelo Mathews (capt.), Asela Gunaratne, Chamara Kapugedera, Dinesh Chandimal, Kusal Mendis, Kusal Perera, Lakshan Sandakan, Lasith Malinga, Nuwan Kulasekara, Nuwan Pradeep, Niroshan Dickwella (wk), Seekkuge Prasanna, Suranga Lakmal, Thisara Perera and Upul Tharanga.
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