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ICC Champions Trophy 2017: Warm-up matches dates announced


The Indian team is going to play 2 matches in C, against New Zealand and Bangladesh, before the start of Champions Trophy 2017

The warm-up fixtures for the ICC Champions Trophy 2017, scheduled to be held in England and Wales, have been announced. A total number of warm-up matches are six & will be played from 26th May to 30th May, and will end two days before the start of the first match.

The warm-up fixtures start with a face-off with Australia and Sri Lanka, set to be held at 1500 hours (IST). India will play their first practice game against New Zealand at The Oval, which will be telecast live on TV, and will follow it with another game against Bangladesh on 30th May at the same venue.

The tournament, scheduled to take place from June 1st to June 18th, will see eight teams competing in a league/round-robin format, divided into two groups of four teams each. Bangladesh return to the tournament for the first time since 2006, replacing West Indies to become the last of the eight teams to qualify for the tournament.

The Indian team, part of Group B, is in the same lot as Pakistan, Sri Lanka and South Africa. India play their opening game against arch-rivals Pakistan on the 4th of June at Edgbaston, Birmingham.

Most of the Team India players, who are expected to make the squad for the tournament, are currently playing in the IPL, except for KL Rahul and Ravichandran Ashwin, both of whom have been ruled out of the entire edition due to injury.

Here’s the full list of Champions Trophy practice fixtures:

Champions Trophy 2017 fixtures:   


Date Time (IST) Fixture Venue
May 26 1500 hours AUSTRALIA v SRI LANKA The Oval, London
May 27 1500 hours BANGLADESH v PAKISTAN Edgbaston, Birmingham
May 28 1500 hours INDIA v NEW ZEALAND The Oval, London
May 29 1500 hours AUSTRALIA v PAKISTAN Edgbaston, Birmingham
May 30 1500 hours NEW ZEALAND v SRI LANKA Edgbaston, Birmingham
May 30 1500 hours INDIA v BANGLADESH The Oval, London