ICC Champions Trophy 2017: Pakistan's dramatic path into final after India debacle has proven critics wrong
The almost frenetic rate at which Pakistan have improved throughout this tournament has impressed most observers. But the opponent they will meet in the final has a track record which puts them ahead as favourites to win the tournament.
The all-important final of the ICC Champions Trophy against the defending champions India will test the skills of Fakhar Zaman to the fullest.
India vs Pakistan: Why Sarfraz Ahmed and Co would be fearful of the Men in Blue in Champions Trophy final
An India-Pakistan clash, especially a final, is not just a game. It is war minus shooting. Years of pent-up emotions, accumulated grudges, bottled anger, envy and rivalry are played out on a 22-yard pitch.
In an exclusive interview, Pakistan opening batsman Azhar Ali talks about his return to form, the emergence of youngsters such as Fakhar Zaman as well as his team's journey to the final.
The Champions Trophy final looks set to be a battle royale now with Pakistan bowling and Indian batting both peaking at the right time.
India vs Pakistan: Aamer Sohail indirectly accuses Sarfraz Ahmed and Co of fixing Champions Trophy matches
Former Pakistani cricketer Aamer Sohail has alleged that the Pakistan cricket team only made it to the final of the 2017 Champions Trophy due to ‘external factors’.
Bangladesh more than deserve their place at cricket’s top table, and they can continue rattling the cages of more-vaunted opponents for quite some time to come.
There is variety, aggression, guile, adaptability, intelligence in this bowling attack and it is this deadly combination that makes India a complete team and a formidable force in the international arena.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar has come into his own with his clever variations in pace as well as his steady line and length, especially after his exploits in the Champions Trophy 2017.
ICC Champions Trophy 2017: England's ouster marks latest tryst in their timeless relationship with dejection
Disappointment and England's ODI cricket team is a pairing as iconic as fish and chips, gin and tonic or Bert and Ernie and on Wednesday, after a brief two-year hiatus, the estranged couple was reunited under a beating Welsh sun.
India captain Virat Kohli on Wednesday lauded senior pro Yuvraj Singh for becoming the fifth Indian cricketer to complete 300 ODIs for the 'Men in Blue' when he takes field in the semi-final of the ICC Champions Trophy against Bangladesh at Edgbaston on Thursday.
ICC Champions Trophy 2017: India under more pressure than Bangladesh, says Mashrafe Mortaza ahead of semi-final
Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza admitted that there will be pressure on his side ahead of their maiden semi-final appearance in a global event but quantum of expectation is manifold from India, which has a huge cricket following.
ICC Champions Trophy 2017: Virat Kohli, India’s run-plundering giant, finally awoke against South Africa
Against South Africa, once Virat Kohli had survived, he put his practice into use. The risky deliveries outside off had been mastered. The run-plundering giant had been awakened.
In Junaid's world, he always seems to have to prove his worth to fans, critics and media and there is no better chance for him to silence his critics with continued excellent performances in the Champions Trophy.
Pakistan head coach Mickey Arthur said he will not compromise on players fitness. He also announced a fitness camp after Champions Trophy and reiterated the fitness protocol when it comes to modern day cricket.
The official website of Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) was hacked on 9 June and subsequently the association lodged a complaint at the police headquarters Lal Bazar.
Pakistan was a shadow of itself at the start of the Champions Trophy, but has turned itself around with sheer grit to challenge the top teams of the tournament.
ICC Champions Trophy 2017: Virat Kohli's tactical nous returned to the fore in India's win over South Africa
Being the unpredictable captain that he is, Virat Kohli might surprise one and all again with his choice of men for India's semi-final clash against Bangladesh.
ICC Champions Trophy 2017: India's fielding against South Africa marks the rise of a fit and athletic unit
India have set themselves high fielding standards and expectation will be they will maintain the level of performance and intensity from the South Africa match for the rest of Champions Trophy 2017