The Champions Trophy 2017 will begin in England on 1st June, 2017 and will see the top 8 ranked ODI teams competing for the title of Champion of Champions.
India won the last edition of Champions Trophy in 2013, which was supposed to be the final time; the tournament was to be played. However, the popularity of last time’s tournament gave idea to the ICC for conducting another tournament in 2017.
India was also the co-winners of this tournament in 2002 with Sri Lanka. India won the last tournament in dominating fashion as they swept every award at the function. Shikhar Dhawan was the batsmen of the tournament and also won the Man of the tournament award, while Ravindra Jadeja won walked away with most wickets trophy.
Most of the Indian players who played in that tournament will be available for selection this time also, but some new faces are to be expected in the possible 16 man squad. India is in group B with Pakistan South Africa and Sri Lanka.
South Africa, Bangladesh and Australia have already announced their squads for the tournament and India is expected to do the same in coming days, as most of their players are busy in the ongoing IPL 10.
India will play two practice games; one against New Zealand on May 28 and another against Bangladesh on May 30. Their opening match of the tournament will be against Pakistan on June 4 and it supposed to be the marquee match of the ICC Champions Trophy 2017.
We have for you our picks of predicted Indian squad for the CT 17. Click on the next slide to view the selections.