Published: Sat, May 20, 2017
Sport | By Gary Shelton

ICC Champions Trophy: SWOT Analysis of India's squad

"Not just IPL but one needs to take into account the performance of last one year also in such a big tournament,".

A similarly important player, Rohit Sharma reclaimed his spot as first-choice opener.

Gambhir's loyal fans also slammed the Indian board and a hashtag named #bringbackgambhir was soon trending on social micro-blogging site Twitter.

Earlier, after the International Cricket Council (ICC) had overwhelmingly voted to drastically reduce the BCCI's share of revenue at its board meeting, the BCCI officials contemplated a pull out from the Champions Trophy in England and Wales.

India will then face Sri Lanka and South Africa at Kennington Oval.

His ability to dominate matches against all kinds of opposition will help India as he can provide the ideal base for the rest of the batsmen in the middle order including Dhoni and Yuvraj to shine. And Shami Plays a key role in the Champions Trophy.

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His main weapon is the "Korean Messi", Lee Seung-Woo, who plays for Barcelona and is revered for his ball skills. South Korea's looks far from easy, too, with an opening game against Guinea followed by Argentina and England .

Defending champions India open their campaign against Pakistan on June 4 at Edgbaston. With the conditions expected to suit pacers, Hardik Pandya was the obvious pick as the bowling all-rounder, having worked immensely on his bowling skills.

India have drafted four pacers in their armoury: Mohammad Shami, Umesh Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, and Jasprit Bumrah.

"We definitely considered the name of Kuldeep".

Rohit, Shami come back; No surprises in Indian team for Champions Trophy for 15 members squad held in England from June 1. He has been kept on standby along with Suresh Raina and Dinesh Karthik but in a short tournament like the Champions Trophy where a team will play five matches at the most, it is highly unlikely they will be required. He led his team across the finish line with an unbeaten 62 off just 46 balls.

But, there were many players like Nitish Rana, Rishav Pant who have performed well in the IPL but missed on the opportunity to play in the champions trophy.

Chaired by MSK Prasad, the committee has entrusted to Mahi's vast experience in the game.

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