ICC Champions Trophy Team Preview – ENGLAND

ICC Champions Trophy Team Preview – ENGLAND

The last edition of ICC Champions Trophy is all set to kick-off in two weeks time in England. England doesn’t have good records in all ICC major tournaments. But playing in their home conditions should give them an advantage over other teams. England go into this tournament as Underdogs.

Cricmatez.com brings you the Chances of England in ICC Champions Trophy 2013.

England’s History in the ICC Champions Trophy

YearVenueEngland’s Position
1998BangladeshQuarter Finals
2000KenyaQuarter Finals
2002Sri LankaFirst Round
2004EnglandRunners
2006IndiaFirst Round
2009South AfricaSemi Finals

 

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England Squad for ICC Champions Trophy ICC Champions Trophy Team Preview - ENGLAND

England Squad for ICC Champions Trophy

Squad

Alastair Cook ICC Champions Trophy Team Preview - ENGLAND

Alastair Cook

Batsmen

  • Alastair Cook (captain)
  • Ian Bell
  • Jonathan Trott
  • Eoin Morgan
  • Joe Root
  • Ravi Bopara

Wicket-Keepers

  • Jos Buttler
  • Jonny Bairstow

All-Rounders

  • Tim Bresnan

Bowlers

  • James Anderson
  • Stuart Broad
  • Chris Woakes
  • Steven Finn
  • Graeme Swann
  • James Tredwell
Will Alastair Cook hold this trophy after winning the tournament?  ICC Champions Trophy Team Preview - ENGLAND

Will Alastair Cook hold this trophy after winning the tournament?

 

Strengths

  • England have Home-Advantage which is crucial in a Tournament.
  • They have some good Pacers who are expected to excel in those conditions.
  • No injury concerns for them.

 

Weakness

  • Absence of Kevin Pietersen makes the middle order weak.
  • They have a history of under-performing in ICC tournaments which may hurt them.
  • Lack of quality All-Rounders in the Squad.

 

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X-Factor

 England's Fast Bowling Attack- Anderson, Broad, Finn ICC Champions Trophy Team Preview - ENGLAND

England’s Fast Bowling Attack- Anderson, Broad, Finn

It wont be easy for an opposition team to face the English Seamers at their own backyard. With the kind of way James Anderson, Steven Finn and Stuart Broad rattled the New Zealand batting Line-up, it is a danger sign for the opposition teams. Always it’ll be tougher for the touring teams to face England’s Pace attack. Given the conditions suiting the fast bowlers, its time for Anderson and co. to make amends for their team.

Watch Out For

Over the past one month, this man has become the root of England’s batting Line-up. Since making his debut for England, Joe Root has been consistent with the bat. He will be the perfect foil for Eion Morgan to guide England home safely. With Kevin Pietersen missing out due to an injury, Joe Root has to take up the responsibility of scoring runs. Given the kind of form Root is in, One can expect him to fire for England in the Champions Trophy.

 

Possible Playing XI

Alastair Cook(c), Ian Bell, Jonathan Trott, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan, Jos Buttler(w.k), Tim Bresnan, Graeme Swann, Stuart Broad, Steven Finn, James Anderson.

 

Schedule

Group Stages ( Group-A)

DateScheduleVenueTimings
8-6-2013England v AustraliaEdgbaston09:30 GMT | 15:00 IST
12-6-2013England v Sri LankaOval13:00 GMT | 17:30 IST
17-6-2013England v New Zealand
Cardiff09:30 GMT | 15:00 IST
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