Google celebrates commencement of ICC Champions Trophy 2017 with an interactive doodle

Google celebrates commencement of ICC Champions Trophy 2017 with an interactive doodle

As always, Pakistan have an excellent selection of fast bowlers in their ranks in the form of Wahab Riaz, Mohammed Amir, Junaid Khan and Hasan Ali who could prove to be risky in English conditions.

And they are more than capable of achieving that goal given the ability they have at their disposal, combined with a hunger fuelled by coming so close to a triumph on the big stage in the shortest form in India.

On the upcoming Champions Trophy match between India and Pakistan on June 4, Laxman said Pakistan are a very good team but if India play to their potential they would win the contest in Birmingham.

"I think we can expect to see more of what we have been seeing over the previous year from South Africa in this tournament - a courageous brand of cricket", he added.

The key to scoring runs in Champions Trophy could be the patience batsmen display at the outset, for seeing off the new ball will sometimes be the difference between merely decent scores and huge ones. He became the third player to score 10 or more hundreds for England after Marcus Trescothick (12) and Eoin Morgan (10).

India possess a formidable batting line-up with the likes of Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, Yuvraj Singh, Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Kohli, that can flay any bowling attack on its day.

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While talking about the Indian bowling attack, McGrath said that some bowlers have done really well in the last 2-3 years and certainly are at the top of the heap. Kohli's credentials as a top-order batsman are known to all and he has played some memorable innings in the ODI format. We also need to remember that the 2019 ICC World Cup is in England.

Back home a month later he belted an unbeaten 128 against Sri Lanka and he has been a permanent member of the New Zealand side ever since.

I am really pleased to see my old friend Yuvraj return to the global fold with renewed hunger and passion for the game.

"I believe that all the distractions will be kept aside when the team walks on to the park".

"We know that the game has gone quite a long way and we have had some good results in the recent past, so we will do our best to match that". 613 runs scored in the match is the third-highest match total in Champions Trophy. However the green-shirts can surely spring a surprise with a committed and passionate performance according to present-day cricket requirements, he reckoned. We also see from the chart below how India has slowly started dominating Pakistan since the mid-2000s.

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