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Rohit Sharma set to get some time at top against Bangladesh

It will be a completion of cycle for Rohit Sharma, whose limited overs career was transformed by MS Dhoni’s decision to promote him up the order during India’s successful Champions Trophy campaign in 2013.

Sports minister Vijay Goel rules out India-Pakistan series

Minister of Sports, Vijay Goel, has played down the possibility of a potential India-Pakistan bilateral cricket series in near future, as long as terrorism prevails on the other side of the border.

2017 ICC Champions Trophy team preview: Sri Lanka

2017 ICC Champions Trophy team preview: Sri Lanka

Angelo Mathews’ outfit enter the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy unheralded, having won just 13 of 38 ODIs in the last two years. During this period, they lost bilateral series to Pakistan, New Zealand, England, Australia and South Africa while drawing one with Bangladesh.

2017 ICC Champions Trophy team preview: Australia

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2017 ICC Champions Trophy team preview: New Zealand

2017 ICC Champions Trophy team preview: New Zealand

Kane Williamson’s New Zealand enter the ICC Champions Trophy, scheduled across England from June 1-18, with the label of contenders based on their batting and bowling firepower. They have plenty of experience of the conditions, explosive hitting throughout the batting order, three unique fast bowlers and a crafty spin-bowling allrounder.

2017 ICC Champions Trophy team preview: Pakistan

2017 ICC Champions Trophy team preview: Pakistan

Pakistan enter the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy as underdogs, based on their middling ODI fortunes since the 2015 World Cup and always fluctuating performances of key players. They barely made the cut for the tournament, ranked eighth ahead of West Indies, and as their skipper Sarfraz Ahmed put it, his team has “nothing to lose”.

2017 ICC Champions Trophy team preview: Sri Lanka

Over the past two years, Sri Lanka have lost ODI series to Pakistan, New Zealand, England, Australia and South Africa while drawing one with Bangladesh.

2017 ICC Champions Trophy team preview: Pakistan

Pakistan have never won the tournament, and in the last edition four years ago in England lost each of their three matches.

With CoA backing, is it advantage Kumble already?

With three stalwarts of Indian cricket – Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and VVS Laxman – all set to decide on the new India coach in the first week of June, is it advantage Anil Kumble?

Champions Trophy: Ignore Yuvraj Singh at your peril

At a time when power-hitting is the name of the game, Yuvraj Singh continues to wow spectators – which often includes the poor bowler – with sheer timing, the follow through of his bat resembling an artist’s paint brush on a virgin canvas.