Finally, the world cup of champions is here! The ICC Champions Trophy 2017 will be full of the world’s best teams & one thing is for sure that there is going to be a massive amount of thrill too. The previous ICC Champions Trophy 2013 was lifted proudly by the Indian team who played extremely well in the tournament. Shikhar Dhawan, who was awarded the Man of the Series of the ICC Champions Trophy 2013, will also be playing this time in Indian Team & all the Indian fans must be expecting Gabbar to repeat the exact same performance he did previously. This time in ICC Champions Trophy, most of the teams are in their best forms & as a result it will be ultra competitive. Every team will try to win all the matches they can as always, but this time the situations are very different and so as the teams. The main match being India vs Pakistan Cricket Match (IND v PAK) which is scheduled on 4th of June, 2017 , the servers will be loaded to peak with cricket fans all set to watch the biggest cricket rivals facing each other for the big win. Catch India vs Pakistan live streaming at ease of your comfort with just a single click online on hotstar.
Most of the teams are very different from before this time. As usual, there are going to be 8 teams which will be divided into two groups. Group-A & Group-B. The Group-A consist of Australia, Bangladesh, England & New Zealand & the Group-B has India, Pakistan, South Africa & Sri Lanka. Both the groups have extremely strong teams.
The squads of the Group-A teams are given below:
Steven Smith(c), David Warner, James Pattinson, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Wade, Pat Cummins, Aaron Finch, John Hastings, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Moises Henriques, Chris Lynn, Glenn Maxwell & Adam Zampa.
Mashrafe Mortaza(c), Tamim Iqbal, Mosaddek Hossain Saikat, Shafiul Islam, Mustafizur Rahman, Rubel Hossain, Taskin Ahmed, Sunzamul Islam, Mehedi Hasan, Soumya Sarkar, Imrul Kayes, Mushfiqur Rahim, Shakib Al Hasan, Sabbir Rahman & Mahmudullah.
Eoin Morgan(c), Moeen Ali, Jos Buttler, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Jason Roy, Ben Stokes, David Willey, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood, Jonny Bairstow, Jake Ball, Sam Billings & Alex Hales.
Kane Williamson(c), Corey Anderson, Trent Boult, Luke Ronchi, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor, Neil Broom, Colin de Grandhomme, Martin Guptill, Tom Latham, Mitchell McClenaghan, Adam Milne, James Neesham & Jeetan Patel.
The squads of the teams included in Group-B are given below:
Virat Kohli(c), Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Yuvraj Singh, Ajinkya Rahane, Manish Pandey, Kedar Jadhav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Shami, MS Dhoni, Hardik Pandya, Ravichandran Ashwin & Ravindra Jadeja.
Sarfraz Ahmed(c), Ahmed Shehzad, Azhar Ali, Umar Akmal, Wahab Riaz, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam, Fahim Ashraf , Hasan Ali, Imad Wasim, Junaid Khan, Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Hafeez, Shadab Khan & Shoaib Malik.
AB de Villiers(c), Hashim Amla, Quinton de Kock, Faf du Plessis, Dwaine Pretorius, Keshav Maharaj, Farhaan Behardien, Morne Morkel, Jean-Paul Duminy, David Miller, Chris Morris, Wayne Parnell, Andile Phehlukwayo, Kagiso Rabada & Imran Tahir.
Angelo Mathews(c), Upul Tharanga, Niroshan Dickwella, Suranga Lakmal, Nuwan Kulasekara, Nuwan Pradeep, Thisara Perera, Lakshan Sandakan, Seekkuge Prasanna, Kusal Mendis, Kusal Perera, Chamara Kapugedera, Asela Gunaratne, Dinesh Chandimal & Lasith Malinga.
Where to watch Cricket Matches Online for Champions Trophy Live Streaming - As of now Star sports being the broadcasting partner with BCCI for most of the national and international tournaments will telecast the event live in normal and in HD versions. Catch each and every live cricket match online on Hotstar mobile app. There will be 15 matches in Champions Trophy 2017, of which 12 will be normal & the rest will be Semi-Final 1, Semi-Final 2 & the Final. The matches will be held in England & Wales. The matches will take place on different stadiums like The Oval, Cardiff Wales Stadium & Edgebaston Stadium. The live streaming of the matches can be watched on your TV set, just tune to StarSports (India), Sky Sports (UK), Fox Sports (Australia) & TenSports (Pakistan) & enjoy the live streaming of ICC Champions Trophy 2017. To watch this super exciting tournament online on your smartphone, download the live streaming app HotStar & watch your favorite matches on the go.
This time in the Champions Trophy all the teams are very balanced are strong enough to lift the trophy. All the Australian players are in their best forms & with players like Steven Smith (c), David Warner, Chris Lynn & Glenn Maxwell, they can defeat the strongest of the strongest teams. The English men are also extremely strong & they will have the upper hand, as the matches will be played in their home grounds. The Bangladesh & New Zealand are also very strong but when compared to the others, they will have to put extra effort in order to win.
The Group-B is stronger than the Group-A this time, as all the teams in this group are confident & in a good form. The Indian captain Virat Kohli is way out of his real form but he may try to improvise by putting extra hours in the nets other than him Shikhar Dhawan, Jasprit Bumrah, MS Dhoni & Bhuvneshwar Kumar are in a good pace. The Indian fans will be expecting to see Shikhar Dhawan play like he did in the last Champions Trophy. The South Africa has one of the world’s best players & they can win if the luck helps them. The Pakistani & Sri Lankan players have also played good cricket in their previous matches but Sri Lanka might not be able to play as well as Pakistan because some of the Sri Lankan players are not in a good form.
There is always one winner in cricket & this time Australia & South Africa will be the biggest threat to the other teams in the ICC Champions Trophy 2017. But, the other teams can easily out match them if they play well & with a good strategy. India has a higher chance of winning the Champions Trophy than other team in their group because India has many young high scoring batsmen which are supported with super talented bowlers like Bhuvi & Bumrah. England can also win easily as this tournament is played in those pitches which they are expert of. New Zealand will give a good competition & can even win this whole tournament as their bowlers have played very well recently & their batting order is one of the strongest. Pakistan might struggle in their first few matches but they will catch their pace again & can at least come in the finals. Other than these teams, Bangladesh has a slightly lower chance of winning this tournament because most of the Bangladeshi players are not in their best form but they can win it if those players catch up their form.