After warm-up wins, India ready to defend Champions Trophy title

In a latest video shared by the official Twitter handle of the Board of Control for Cricket in Indian (BCCI), Dhoni is seen throwing the ball with the help of the speedarm ball thrower. The Jason Roy is under pressure due to his lack of runs at the top of the order and it may also force the team to choose Jonny Bairstow for England Playing XI.

When questioned who will win, Laxman was quick to voice his support for India, who have come out on top against Pakistan in their last three meetings at the 2015 World Cup, 2016 Asia Cup and last year's World Twenty20.

Tournament hosts England and Bangladesh launch the Champions Trophy, a "mini World Cup" featuring cricket's leading eight one-day worldwide sides, at the Oval on Thursday. Apart from Kohli, South Africa captain AB de Villiers, England's Eoin Morgan and Bangladesh skipper Mashrafe Mortaza also attended.

It was a result that led England to completely revamp their approach to the white-ball game.

They have impressed in the build-up to the tournament, beating New Zealand and Ireland in this month's Tri-Nation series. "We have ticked all the boxes going into the tournament", he added.

Elsewhere, Sri Lanka suffered defeat in their second warm-up game prior when they couldn't defend a massive 356 runs on the board against New Zealand. "It will be the same for both teams and I think fans will enjoy the game", he said.

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Asked which of Bangladesh's first opponents worry him most, Mashrafe said: "All 11 - England are a very good side". And after then, England is a totally different team.

"Especially, the way they played in the last two warm-up games".

The India all-rounder was playing his first match away from home and he responded with an aggressive knock.

Though the players of both camps have tried their best to keep away from the political views and counter views around the match, the undercurrents are palpable given the cautious replies coming from either camps in the build-up to the game.

"We have the experience of handling it", Snowball said.

"We are taking it as a normal game and like any other global game which isn't easy for you and you have to work hard for it, same is against India", he added.

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