Team India to Kick Off ICC Champions Trophy Title Defence Against Pakistan on June 4, 2017.

Jake Blake

June 4, 2017 will be the enormous day for cricket admirers as India will grip on traditional rivals Pakistan in ICC champions trophy at Edgbaston, Birmingham. The 18 day tournament with start from 1 June to 18 June.

SHAHID AFRIDI, The former skipper of Pakistan is also eagerly waiting for the tournament between two arch rivals “India and pakistan” in the upcoming event 2017.

In the foregoing tournament which was held in England, India was victorious in beating all the teams to win the trophy.

ICC CHAMPIONS TROPHY, is a tournament in which top 8 teams come hand in hand to battle for the trophy after the gap of 4 years.

DIVISION OF TEAMS, in ICC champions tournament 8 ODI teams are divided into two groups of four.

Australia India
England South africa
New Zealand Srilanka
Bangladesh Pakistan

The schedule of ICC champions trophy was announced a year ago.


23rd June 2013, ICC champions trophy tournament had happened in Birmingham, UK in which India won the match by 5 runs against England. However, in 2009 ICC champions trophy tournament in South Africa, pakistan defeated India by 54 runs at centurion. Which excitingly in their only success over old enemy in a major ICC champions event.

Now one more time in june 2017 the ICC champions trophy is going to be held at Edgbaston, Birmingham. After 4 years india and pakistan will meet at the same venue  and again they are in the same group.

India and Pakistan played three times in ICC champions trophy tournament against each other, out of three, Pakistan has won two matches and India has won one match. So India have the chance to set the record on 4 june 2017. Last time when they both played each other in ICC tournament twenty- twenty  at eden- garden. India beat pakistan by 6 wickets. As India has never been defeated by pakistan, but pakistan has a good record in ICC champions trophy tournament. Although India and pakistan both are very powerful teams in ICC champions trophy.

In 2017 ICC champions trophy tournament, India come in as a defending champions. It is the fifth series of ICC champions tournament. India, pakistan, Srilanka, south Africa in group B and Australia, Bangladesh, England, New Zealand are in group A. Venues of tournaments are Birmingham, Sophia gardens,  Cardiff and The Oval, London.  Where India and pakistan meet in the group stage again.


A splendid record against Pakistan. VIRAT KOHLI has never been disregarded as a key player. Over the few years KOHLI has become the valuable asset by influencing opposite bowlers with his hands and powerful wrist.

Pakistan has to be very cautious of his capacity to score high runs and find a way to get out soon.

India and Pakistan matches are the big drama and a huge entertainment. Cricket matches between India and Pakistan captures large number of television audiences.


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