Champions Trophy 2017 gets a super cool Google Doodle

Some people refer to it as a "mini world cup".

The bookmakers have placed their money on England, India and Australia. YuppTV will provide streaming to Canada and much of Continental Europe, along with ESPN and Willow in South America, Sky Go in the UK, Australia's Foxtel Sports, Fan Pass in New Zealand, and OSN Play in MENA.

The 2004 winners West Indies will not be taking part in the tournament as they are ranked 9th in the world below Pakistan, thus making it the first time that an ICC tournament will not have one of its former champions playing in the tournament.

After their clash with Pakistan, India will take on Sri Lanka and South Africa on June 8 and 11 respectively. But Mehedi Hasan, who top-scored for the Tigers with 24, said they still believed they could beat England. It will be intriguing to see how other teams will play in the upcoming ICC event.

The ICC Champions Trophy 2004 victor West Indies will not feature in 2017 tournament for failing to bag the spot among top eight teams in ICC ODI rankings by September 30, 2015. When they won the Champions Trophy last time, the contributions of Shikhar (Dhawan) and Rohit (Sharma) were good.

When asked what bowling combination he plans to unleash against India, Sarfraz said the decision would be made after reading the pitch on match day.

"This result ensures we go into the Champions Trophy without big heads", Bayliss said.

Apart from them, Pakistan and Sri Lanka also have an outside chance of reaching the knockout stage.

Three out of five top run-scorers in ICC Champions Trophy history are from Asia.

The ICC has also licensed 12 digital clip partners covering more than 180 countries, to distribute short form video clips of the competition's match action.

Under the captaincy of Virat Kohli, defending champions India are scheduled to play Pakistan in their first group stage match at Birmingham on Sunday.

South Africa: TV: SuperSport 2. Their head-to-head record shows the men-in-blue shining through.

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