The ICC Champions Trophy 2017 tournament has progressed well so far barring the spectators carrying their umbrellas at each visit. England knocked Australia out of the tourney and that confirms Bangladesh’s spot in the semi-finals after the hosts’ first entry in winning 3 out of 3.
So, now the Group A is done and the world war beckons in the Group B as four teams are battling out of each other and the best two teams are waiting to send a message to the first two semi-finalists. It will be quite interesting to see which two teams come out on top in the Group B.
Earlier, the legendary Sachin Tendulkar picked the four semi-finalists of the ongoing championship namely, England, Australia, India and paused a second in deciding the last spot. Sachin sent a valuable piece of suggestion to the Pakistan cricket team to field well in order to get desirable result against the Lankan tail.
“My four candidates for semi-finals-I would stick to England, Australia, India and between Sri Lanka and Pakistan- it would be a tough call. If Pakistan field well, then they have a sixty percent chance of making it through. If they don’t field well then Sri Lanka will go through,” Sachin Tendulkar told to ICC.
Nobody would have thought that the World Cup 2015 winners Australia and runners New Zealand would exit the ongoing ICC tournament so soon. The shocking part is that both the teams haven’t won a single game with the rain gods playing spoilsport in one or two games.
Now, the focus is on the Group B and today India take on South Africa at The Oval. Both the captains from the respective teams are contemplating to pick the right combination that would fetch them the favourable result. The next match is between Sri Lanka and Pakistan tomorrow at the Sophia Gardens.