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ICC Champions Trophy: Virat Kohli says 8-team tournament is more competitive than World Cup

ICC Champions Trophy: Virat Kohli says 8-team tournament is more competitive than World Cup

India won the last Champions Trophy in 2013 and head into June`s tournament in England and Wales as favourites after a hugely successful home season with 10 Test wins.

PHOTOS: Virat Kohli & Anushka Sharma make grand entry, MS Dhoni charms 'Sachin: A Billion Dreams' special screening for Indian cricketers

PHOTOS: Virat Kohli & Anushka Sharma make grand entry, MS Dhoni charms 'Sachin: A Billion Dreams' special screening for Indian cricketers

Skipper Kohli turned up with girl-friend Anushka Sharma even as former India captain charmed the gathering with his presence.

ICC Champions Trophy: Red-faced PCB to conduct inquiry into Umar Akmal's fitness test fiasco

ICC Champions Trophy: Red-faced PCB to conduct inquiry into Umar Akmal's fitness test fiasco

The middle order batsman was ordered to return home from England by the team management with the approval of the board after he failed to clear two fitness tests in Birmingham where the Pakistan squad has set up its conditioning camp for the Champions Trophy.

ICC Champions Trophy: Hype around India-Pakistan clash not in our control, says skipper Virat Kohli

ICC Champions Trophy: Hype around India-Pakistan clash not in our control, says skipper Virat Kohli

Speaking about the importance of veterans MS Dhoni and Yuvraj Singh, Virat said that if the duo play with freedom, a lot of pressure will be taken off from the shoulders of other team members.

Rohit Sharma to play vice-captain's role at ICC Champions Trophy – Report

Rohit Sharma to play vice-captain's role at ICC Champions Trophy – Report

It was also revealed that The Indian cricket board (BCCI) will be sending two selectors to England for the tournament, who most likely will be MSK Prasad and Devang Gandhi.

ICC Champions Trophy 2017: A chance for Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik Pandya, Kedar Jadhav to shine on world stage

ICC Champions Trophy 2017: A chance for Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik Pandya, Kedar Jadhav to shine on world stage

India has her squad ready to defend the title, but this summer there are certain newbies who will be heading to England hoping to make the most of the opportunity to make their name known on world stage

Haris Sohail replaces 'unfit' Umar Akmal in Pakistan's Champions Trophy squad

Haris Sohail replaces 'unfit' Umar Akmal in Pakistan's Champions Trophy squad

The 27-year-old Akmal, known for his chequered disciplinary record, failed two fitness tests after joining the squad in Birmingham last week.

ICC Champions Trophy 2017: Can Virat Kohli & Co defend their coveted title?

ICC Champions Trophy 2017: Can Virat Kohli & Co defend their coveted title?

It remains to be seen whether Virat Kohli, who had a forgettable IPL 2017, can find form in the coveted event.

I don't play cricket to get selected, says Parthiv Patel

I don't play cricket to get selected, says Parthiv Patel

Patel was part of the victorious Mumbai Indians squad, which won the IPL title for the record third time last night, defeating Rising Pune Supergiant by one run in a thriller at Hyderabad.

Batting at No 4 in IPL won't cause problems during ICC Champions Trophy, feels Rohit Sharma

Batting at No 4 in IPL won't cause problems during ICC Champions Trophy, feels Rohit Sharma

"IPL is different from international cricket. I spoke before the start of IPL that to give balance to the team I will bat lower down. I don't know why people compare the two (situations)," said Sharma at the Mumbai Indians' media conference here today.

WATCH: 'Beer in Spain' controversy almost spills over into IPL war after Jos Buttler, Joe Root troll Kevin Pietersen

WATCH: 'Beer in Spain' controversy almost spills over into IPL war after Jos Buttler, Joe Root troll Kevin Pietersen

Stokes and Buttler have had brilliant outings in the 10th edition of IPL for their respective franchise.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar slams media in hard-hitting post after reports of him dating an actress went viral

Bhuvneshwar Kumar slams media in hard-hitting post after reports of him dating an actress went viral

Bhuvneshwar is the leading wicket-taker in Indian Premier League 2017.

Ben Stokes has taken his game to "next level" in Indian Premier League, says AB de Villiers

Ben Stokes has taken his game to "next level" in Indian Premier League, says AB de Villiers

The Proteas are set to come up against Stokes in a three-match one-day international series starting next week that will act as a warm-up ahead of June`s Champions Trophy tournament in England.

ICC Champions Trophy: PCB chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq claims Pakistan can beat India, and win the coveted trophy

ICC Champions Trophy: PCB chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq claims Pakistan can beat India, and win the coveted trophy

While Pakistan hold a 2-1 lead over their fierce rivals and neighbours in the Champions Trophy, it is India who have won 10 out of the 11 contests at the World Cup and World T20 tournaments between the two sides.

ICC Champions Trophy: Dinesh Karthik replaces injured Manish Pandey in India squad

ICC Champions Trophy: Dinesh Karthik replaces injured Manish Pandey in India squad

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Thursday confirmed Dinesh Karthik as the replacement for injured Manish Pandey in the Team India squad for ICC Champions Trophy, which starts on June 1.

Australian coach Darren Lehmann plays down Ashes strike threat over pay dispute row with CA

Australian coach Darren Lehmann plays down Ashes strike threat over pay dispute row with CA

Lehmann said he would address the matter once the entire squad for the Champions Trophy was together.

ICC Champions Trophy: Sri Lanka's coach Graham Ford says team is eyeing upset in coveted tournament

ICC Champions Trophy: Sri Lanka's coach Graham Ford says team is eyeing upset in coveted tournament

Earlier this month, Sri Lanka hired famed South African paceman Allan Donald as a fast bowling consultant ahead of the Champions Trophy starting on June 1.

ICC Champions Trophy: Virat Kohli will bounce back into form as tournament commences, believes Kapil Dev

ICC Champions Trophy: Virat Kohli will bounce back into form as tournament commences, believes Kapil Dev

"It (Kohli's form) should not be (a worry). I know his ability and talent. He will bounce back. I don't see any reasons (why) he will not be among the runs," Kapil told PTI in an interaction arranged by event broadcasters Star Sports and digital platform Hotstar here today.

ICC Champions Trophy: I think there are some big scores to come, warns AB de Villiers

ICC Champions Trophy: I think there are some big scores to come, warns AB de Villiers

The right-handed batsman also stated that he would bat at any position according to the requirement of the team and was happy to move around.

Indian dairy giant Amul to sponsor New Zealand cricket team in ICC Champions Trophy

Indian dairy giant Amul to sponsor New Zealand cricket team in ICC Champions Trophy

New Zealand, with an Indian brand on their shirt, will be up against Virat Kohli and Co. in the warm up match on May 28.