India`s newest `Man Friday` Ravindra Jadeja feels that secret of his success lies in "keeping things simple" which helped him get a career-best of five for 36 against West Indies in a group league of Champions Trophy on Tuesday.
Prolific batsman Hashim Amla (81) hit a splendid half-century before Ryan McLaren took four wickets as South Africa mauled Pakistan by 67 runs to keep themselves in the race for the Champions Trophy semifinals on Monday.
Australia’s cricket captain Michael Clarke has insisted that his team’s current focus is not the Ashes, but on winning the Champions Trophy starting on June 8 in England, as he believes victory in the one-day tournament will boost the team`s chances of regaining the Ashes.
Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq feels missing the IPL could be a blessing in disguise for his team`s players as they would enter the upcoming Champions Trophy relatively fresh compared to those who are participating in the T20 league.
World Cup champions India will clash with arch-rivals Pakistan in a high-voltage 2013 Champions Trophy match at Edgbaston in Birmingham after taking on South Africa in their inaugural game of group `B` on June 6 in Cardiff.