Holders India’s 2017 ICC Champions Trophy Schedule

The eighth edition of the ICC Champions Trophy (CT) is scheduled to begin on June 1st, 2017, which is, at the time of writing this article, 127 days away.

This eight-nation Champions Trophy has been scheduled in a way that one group fixture will be played on each day, starting on June 1st and ending on June 12th. The top two teams from Groups A and B will qualify for the semi-finals, the first of which is scheduled to be played on June 14th (Wednesday) and the second on June 15th (Thursday). The final of the competition will be played on 18th June (Sunday).

2017 ICC Champions Trophy Semi-finals

The team who finish top of Group A will play the second-placed team in Group B in the first semi-final (A1vB2) and likewise, the winner of Group B will play the runner-up of Group A in the second semi-final (B1vA2).

India’s 2017 ICC Champions Trophy Schedule

Holders India are one of the four teams in Group B, which is completed by Pakistan, Sri Lanka and South Africa. The table below provides you India’s Group B fixtures at this year’s Champions Trophy in England:

Match Number India’s Opponent Date and Time Venue
CT match 4, India’s 908th ODI Pakistan 4th June ’17 (Sunday)
3:00 PM IST
Edgbaston, Birmingham
CT match 8, India’s 909th ODI Sri Lanka 8th June ’17 (Thursday)
3:00 PM IST
Kennington Oval, London
CT match 11, India’s 910th South Africa 11th June ’17 (Friday)
3: 00 PM IST
Kennington Oval, London

Conspicuously, one of the two defeats India have suffered in ICC competitions at the hands of Pakistan, came in 2004 at Edgbaston, where Virat Kohli’s India will be taking on Sarfraz Ahmed’s men in the Champions Trophy 2017, as well. India have also won in Birmingham against Pakistan in this competition in 2013.

That was a low-scoring thriller which had India, led by Sourav Ganguly, batting first and making only 200. Pakistan chased down the target of 201 with just four balls to spare and there were periods during that game when India looked like they could deny their arch-rivals a victory in an ICC tournament.

Irfan Pathan starred with the ball for India, taking 3-34.

Cricfooty will be bringing to you a comprehensive coverage of India’s journey at this year’s Champions Trophy, making this your go-to place for keeping track of India’s Champions Trophy defence.

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