All-rounder Stoinis cleared to play Champions Trophy

South Africa are one of eight teams set to contest the event

Australia will start their Champions Trophy campaign against New Zealand in Birmingham on June 2. For the first time in 40 years England has given me the impression that it is producing players for one-day cricket. "The World Cup is huge, but for now we have an opportunity, to play three good ODIs against England and then the Champions Trophy, and that's what I am focusing in on right now", said the Proteas ODI skipper. I don't think I like to compare, but these boys take more pressure and play more cricket. If I look at the Indian team on paper, it looks fantastic, but it would be very unfair.my heart says yes (they can do it again) and my cricketing brain says no. From outside, we can say that the Indian team has reached that level wherein they are only bothered about the performance which is a good sign and a bad sign.good because they know their strength and they are not anxious, but some times you tend to underestimate the other team's strength and that can be a little dicey. (Ravichandran) Ashwin will be back and (Ravindra) Jadeja.

Asked whether yesterday's half century for Rising Pune Supergiant against Mumbai Indians in the IPL Qualifier 1 here signalled Ajinkya Rahane's return to form, Kapil said he was hoping the innings would boost the batsman's confidence in the Champions Trophy. In England, you don't need to try too many variety and just focus on moving the ball.

Kapil also welcomed the presence of veterans MS Dhoni and Yuvraj Singh in the team and said their vast experience would stand the team in good stead. "The challenge for both Tim and Mitch is bowling 5-6 over spells that they most likely will in England". "Both of them have a lot of respect among the youngsters". We can't expect Dhoni or Yuvraj to be the same, as they were 15 years back. The excitement that the games provided and experience of playing under pressure was incredible for players and supporters.

Mohammed Arif, ECB National Growth Manager for Diverse Communities, said: "The Edgbaston Fans Trophy match was a great example how to engage with true fans who have followed India and Pakistan around the world through cricket".




"The Indian team obviously looks far better".

"But Pakistan have nothing to lose".

Darren Lehmann's side play their first warm-up game against Sri Lanka at The Oval on May 26, before they face Pakistan in a second warm-up match at Edgbaston on May 29. They have everything to gain and they are the underdogs.

Before the Champions Trophy, England will take on South Africa in a series that Willey believes will provide the best possible preparation as they look to take advantage of home conditions.

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