Former Indian cricketer VVS Laxman has backed the Virat Kohli-led side to not only beat arch-rivals Pakistan in their Champions Trophy opener, but to defend the coveted title as well.
The most anticipated clash between India and Pakistan will take place on June 4. Those things are nice to have but when you are playing in such a big tournament you don't want to be thinking of those kinds of things, rather than concentrate on winning games.
The Intel Falcon 8 Drone has been equipped with infrared and HD cameras to be used for pitch analysis during Champions Trophy matches. "It's going to be a high profile match where countrymen of both the teams will be waiting eagerly for that match".
Eoin Morgan's team have been transformed since their dismal World Cup performance two years ago, playing a vibrant and aggressive brand of cricket that should make them formidable in their own conditions.
"Ever since hitting rock bottom with an early exit from the 2015 World Cup, England's 50-over cricket has been on an upward trend".
Group A has Australia, NZ, England, Bangladesh, while Group B has India, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Pakistan.
"Whenever India play Pakistan, it is always a contest between their bowlers and our batsmen". However, he also stated that too many expectations will only put more pressure on you as a player. "We had five very good games before that and we hope we will carry on the good work of the last two years", Mashrafe said.
Asked if head-to-head records count during high-tension encounters, such as those against Pakistan, the Baroda all-rounder said: "Such advantages or disadvantages get an edge only to a certain extent".
Tamim Iqbal, who has been closely involved in the team's rise as an ODI force, said they have worked to get to a level where oppositions are wary of them.