The highly anticipated ICC Champions trophy is almost upon us as some of the best teams in the world will be competing against each other to find out who is the best of the best. Here is the complete ICC Champions Trophy warm up schedule.
Of the eight teams that will be participating in England, six of them will play warm up matches in the week preceding the event. India will take part in two warm-up matches against Bangladesh and New Zealand.
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India will face New Zealand on May 28th at the Kennington Oval, London and then face Bangladesh two days later at the same venue.
Only England and South Africa will not be playing any warm up matches as they will be taking part in a three match ODI series starting from May 24th. This series will be closely observed as the hosts England will take on the number one ranked team in the world.
England are considered to be among the favorites for the trophy while South Africa will be trying to won a major ICC title for the first time in their history. Defending champions India will also be looking for a good showing as they have had a wonderful track record in ICC events in their recent history.
World Champions Australia have a young side with plenty of match winners who are capable of winning matches all by themselves. New Zealand will also be a dark horse for the title but much will depend on the performances of Kane Williamson.