Cricket on XFINITY

By Rahat Khanna 

Come June 1, 2017, England and Wales will host the top eight cricketing nations in the world when they battle for the ICC Champions Trophy. The tournament, comprising 15 matches to be played over 18 days, will see players donning national colors. Fans from around the world will converge onto the stadia, converting them into cauldrons of palpable excitement. With passionate support from the stands and millions of people watching on TV, no team would spare any effort in their attempt to get their hands on the coveted trophy on June 18.

The tournament will also give fans an opportunity to savor the clash of arch rivals India and Pakistan on Sunday, June 4, in a match dubbed by some as "El Clasico" of cricket. With duels of this stature, and teams vying for supremacy in this tournament while also keeping an eye on qualification for the 2019 World Cup, each match will carry more and more significance throughout the tournament.

 

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India: Defending Champions

India enters the fray as defending champions, but there are by no means the clear favorites this time around. Both groups are packed with contenders for the title and it'll take a brave man to predict a winner with certainty.

 

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Full Schedule:

EST PST
Thu Jun 1
Group A – England v Bangladesh Kennington Oval, London 5:30 am 2:30 am
Fri Jun 2
Group A – Australia v New Zealand Edgbaston, Birmingham 5:30 am 2:30 am
Sat Jun 3
Group B – Sri Lanka v South Africa Kennington Oval, London 5:30 am 2:30 am
Sun Jun 4
Group B – India v Pakistan Edgbaston, Birmingham 5:30 am 2:30 am
Mon Jun 5
Group A – Australia v Bangladesh Kennington Oval, London D/N 8:30 am 5:30 am
Tue Jun 6
Group A – England v New Zealand Sophia Gardens, Cardiff 5:30 am 2:30 am
Wed Jun 7
Group B – Pakistan v South Africa Edgbaston, Birmingham D/N 8:30 am 5:30 am
Thu Jun 8
Group B – India v Sri Lanka Kennington Oval, London 5:30 am 2:30 am
Fri Jun 9
Group A – New Zealand v Bangladesh Sophia Gardens, Cardiff 5:30 am 2:30 am
Sat Jun 10
Group A – England v Australia Edgbaston, Birmingham 5:30 am 2:30 am
Sun Jun 11
Group B – India v South Africa Kennington Oval, London 5:30 am 2:30 am
Mon Jun 12
Group B – Sri Lanka v Pakistan Sophia Gardens, Cardiff 5:30 am 2:30 am
Wed Jun 14
1st Semi-final – TBC v TBC Sophia Gardens, Cardiff 5:30 am 2:30 am
Thu Jun 15
2nd Semi-final – TBC v TBC Edgbaston, Birmingham 5:30 am 2:30 am
Sun Jun 18
Final – TBC v TBC (Reserve Day) Kennington Oval, London 5:30 am 2:30 am

 

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