Shami key to India's Champions Trophy prospects: Irfan Pathan

Postado Junho 11, 2017

It pits the top eight teams in the ICC ODI Cricket Championship rankings, who will be divided into two groups of four to play each other in a round-robin format.

Politics in both countries means the Asian giants, arguably cricket's fiercest rivals, now rarely meet outside of International Cricket Council (ICC) events.

Rising left-hand batsman Fakhar Zaman said he has no particular bowler as his target but will play every ball according to merit during the India-Pakistan game. We know one thing that we need to improve a hell of a lot is to be consistent in worldwide cricket and beat good teams like India, England or Pakistan. Currently, the England cricket team is slightly tough with their strength.

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.

That game will be followed by another crunch match against South Africa at Edgbaston June 7 before the final pool game against Sri Lanka on June 12 in Cardiff.

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

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?

But in the new-age big-hitting, chasing 350 age of one-day cricket, a top-order batsman is probably expected to score much quicker. Also, Adil Rashid may allow bowling from this tournament because of his performance recently, who took ten wickets in three ODIs against Bangladesh.

On the other hand, Bangladesh will have to play out of their skin to put a good show against Eoin Morgan's men. With AB de Villiers, Quinton de Kock, Hashim Amla in the side, one can not rule them out from reaching the knock-out stages.

The pace quartet of Mustafizur Rahaman, Rubel Hossain, Taskin Ahmed and skipper Mashrafe Mortaza will test the Indians. He is a very important player for the team.

Tamim made 128 and shared a third-wicket partnership of 166 with Mushfiqur Rahim which laid the platform to give Bangladesh the chance to spring a major shock against the hosts.