India out ‘to enjoy’ Champions Trophy after money row

Virat Kohli says India will go out “to enjoy” their cricket as they aim to defend their Champions Trophy crown against the backdrop of a row over money with the international board. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) backed out of a threat to boycott the 50-over tournament in a revenue-sharing dispute […]

New Pakistan skipper Sarfraz Ahmed faces Trophy acid test

New captain Sarfraz Ahmed will face his stiffest test yet when he leads unfancied Pakistan in the Champion’s Trophy — starting with a highly-charged clash against India. After qualifying by the skin of their teeth, Pakistan will need to overcome serious batting deficiencies to be competitive following their struggles in the one-day format in recent […]

Armed with Fizz and self-belief, Bangladesh seek a Champions Trophy scalp

With a fiery new bowler named Fizz leading the young guns and all-rounder Mushfiqur Rahim the old guard, Bangladesh are aiming to leave their mark on the ChampionsTrophy where they are appearing for only the second time. Bangladesh edged ahead of West Indies in the world rankings to get their place at the 50-over tournament […]

Sri Lanka hope for Malinga magic at Champions Trophy

Sri Lanka have turned to old warhorse Lasith Malinga to put fight into their Champions Trophy campaign and reverse their decline in the one-day game. The islanders have missed Malinga — one of the world’s great fast bowlers — through injury and their performances have suffered. Sri Lanka won a series against Zimbabwe and West […]

England expect to end drought in Champions Trophy

England have never won a global 50-over tournament but they will not get a better chance to end their long wait than in this year’s Champions Trophy on home soil. Eoin Morgan’s team have been transformed since their dismal World Cup performance two years ago, playing a vibrant and aggressive brand of cricket that should […]