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Joe Root says ready to lead after bedding in under Alastair Cook

Joe Root says ready to lead after bedding in under Alastair Cook

The 26-year-old can also expect to take on the illustrious duo in tactical battles after joining them as a test captain of their respective national sides, making his debut in the role in England`s home series against South Africa starting on July 6.

ICC Champions Trophy 2017: Mashrafe Mortaza optimistic after 'phenomenal' win over New Zealand

The Tigers gave themselves a shot at a last four spot with a stunning five-wicket win over New Zealand in Cardiff on Friday.

ICC Champions Trophy 2017: Spirited Bangladesh knock New Zealand out, keep their semi-final hopes alive

ICC Champions Trophy 2017: Spirited Bangladesh knock New Zealand out, keep their semi-final hopes alive

Bangladesh rode on a record partnership by centurions Shakib Al-Hasan and Mahmadullah to defeat New Zealand by five wickets in their Group A match at the Champions Trophy cricket tournament on Friday.

WATCH: Kane Williamson's brain-fade moment! Bangla tigers make a feast out of messy Kiwi running

WATCH: Kane Williamson's brain-fade moment! Bangla tigers make a feast out of messy Kiwi running

Winners of today's match stand a chance to qualify for the semi-finals, if group leaders England beat Australia tomorrow.

ICC Champions Trophy 2017: New Zealand vs Bangladesh: As it happened

ICC Champions Trophy 2017: New Zealand vs Bangladesh: As it happened

Shakib Al Hasan and Mahmudullah's record-breaking partnership powers Bangladesh to a 5-wicket win and keeps their semi-final dream alive.

ICC CT 2017: ENG vs NZ – England qualify for semis after thumping New Zealand by 87 runs

ICC CT 2017: ENG vs NZ – England qualify for semis after thumping New Zealand by 87 runs

The win meant England became the first team to qualify for the last four round from Group A with two wins from as many matches.

ICC CT 2017: England vs New Zealand - As it happened

ICC CT 2017: England vs New Zealand - As it happened

England's Liam Plunkett won the Man of the Match award as he wrapped up the match with his second four-wicket haul in as many games.

ICC Champions Trophy 2017: England set for a tougher test against New Zealand in Match 6 - Preview

ICC Champions Trophy 2017: England set for a tougher test against New Zealand in Match 6 - Preview

England could not have hoped for a better start to the tournament as they thrashed a lacklustre Bangladesh in the first match of the Champions Trophy on Thursday.

Not MS Dhoni, but THIS is the 'calmest man alive' according to Trent Boult

Not MS Dhoni, but THIS is the 'calmest man alive' according to Trent Boult

Williamson slammed a brilliant century in New Zealand's opening game in ICC Champions Trophy against arch-rivals Australia. 

2017 ICC Champions Trophy: We perhaps got away with one against New Zealand, feels Steve Smith

2017 ICC Champions Trophy: We perhaps got away with one against New Zealand, feels Steve Smith

Rain came to Australia`s rescue when, after several interruptions, Friday`s match was finally abandoned with Smith`s men 53 for three off nine overs in pursuit of a revised victory target of 235 in 33.

WATCH: Josh Hazlewood's cross-seam rips through New Zealand batting order at ICC Champions Trophy 2017

WATCH: Josh Hazlewood's cross-seam rips through New Zealand batting order at ICC Champions Trophy 2017

Josh Hazlewood completed the game with an excellent figure of 6/52. Interestingly, all of those came off cross-seam deliveries. Australia need 292 runs to win the match. As of now, rain has once again interrupted the game at Edgbaston.  

WATCH – New Zealand's Luke Ronchi reprives himself from run-out scare against Australia in ICC Champions Trophy 2017

WATCH – New Zealand's Luke Ronchi reprives himself from run-out scare against Australia in ICC Champions Trophy 2017

Opting to bat first, the Blackcaps are in complete control of the game. Luke Ronchi(65) scored his yet another ODI fifty, after which he was dismissed by John Hastings. Heavy rain, however, there at Edgbaston has reduced the game to 46 overs per side.  

ICC Champions Trophy, Match 2: Australia vs New Zealand – Preview

ICC Champions Trophy, Match 2: Australia vs New Zealand – Preview

For the Black Caps, the likes of Martin Guptill, Ross Taylor and Williamson will have to put their experience into count to put a big total on board in case they bat first.

ICC Champions Trophy: Australia's 'fearsome foursome' ready for opener against New Zealand – Preview

ICC Champions Trophy: Australia's 'fearsome foursome' ready for opener against New Zealand – Preview

Injuries have meant the quartet of fast bowlers have rarely all been fit at the same time and, even now, Australia may decide it's too much of a risk fielding all four in the same team, with John Hastings -- who has plenty of English county experience -- also in the squad.

ICC Champions Trophy, Match 2: Australia v New Zealand - Preview

Considering the cut-throat nature of the competition, it is important for any team to get off to a winning start and both Australia and New Zealand know it too well.

ICC Champions Trophy 2017, Warm-up: India vs New Zealand — As it happened...

ICC Champions Trophy 2017, Warm-up: India vs New Zealand — As it happened...

Chasing 190-run target, India were 129 for 3 in 26 overs, when rain stopped play but they were comfortably ahead of the Black Caps as per Duckworth-Lewis par score of 84 after 26 overs.

ICC Champions Trophy: Teams can't afford any slip-ups in the tournament, says Kane Williamson

ICC Champions Trophy: Teams can't afford any slip-ups in the tournament, says Kane Williamson

Williamson said a lot of the team's members have been heavily involved in the Indian Premier League while others were in Ireland for the Tri-Series last week.

Nice to play IPL ahead of Champions Trophy: Sunriers Hyderabad's Kane Williamson

Nice to play IPL ahead of Champions Trophy: Sunriers Hyderabad's Kane Williamson

Having lost to Delhi Daredevils in their previous match despite scoring 185, Williamson said there were a couple of areas they would like to improve on.

IPL 2017: 10th season has proved that elegant, old-school batting is just as important in T20 format

IPL 2017: 10th season has proved that elegant, old-school batting is just as important in T20 format

South Africa`s Hashim Amla has been delighting cricketing purists by racking up large totals with his conventional style of play while Kane Williamson of New Zealand is also showing there`s more to T20 than power.

IPL 2017, Match 37: Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Kolkata Knight Riders – Players to watch out for!

IPL 2017, Match 37: Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Kolkata Knight Riders – Players to watch out for!

Adding on to SRH's concern, the Kight Riders have toppled down Hyderabad in two out of three occasions at RGIS.