ICC Champions Trophy 2013 Final: India vs England Live Streaming
India vs England Live Streaming, Final, ICC Champions Trophy 2013
Date: June 23, 2013 |Venue: Edgbaston, Birmingham | Start Time: 15:00 IST
The Champions Trophy will fade into history after the last edition ends here Sunday with world's top two ranked cricket teams playing the final - and India aiming to win the trophy outright.
India are at the top of the summit and England are the next best, way down on points, eight points separating them. This huge difference is reflected in the odds favouring India by on-line betting sites in Britain.
India, the only unbeaten side in the tournament, are 8-11 odds on to win the trophy on their terrific current form. All the same, England are hoping their bowling mainstay James Anderson comes up with yet another spell of unplayable bowling to unsettle the Indians. Also, they suspect the law averages to catch up with the Indians in conditions conducive to the home seamers.
India are not only looking to take on England's challenge, but also want to prove that all the shenanigans of the Indian Premier League hardly any effect on their cricket out in the field. They can't think of a better ending to the tournament that holding the trophy aloft Sunday nightfall.
If they, India will be winning the trophy outright for the first time, having shared it with hosts Sri Lanka in 2002 and losing the inaugural final against New Zealand in Nairobi two years earlier. A win will also be a great way to commemorate India's 30 years of 1983 World Cup triumph.
Hosts England are desperately looking for the maiden Champions Trophy win after breaking the jinx of not having won any International Cricket Council (ICC) tournament till they won the Twenty20 World Cup in the Caribbean in 2010.
This is England's second Champions Trophy final, having lost to the West Indies at The Oval in 2004. They are also desperate to go into the Ashes series with their tails up by winning the trophy.
India: 1. MS Dhoni (captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Dinesh Karthik, Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvaneshwa Kumar, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav, Irfan Pathan, Murali Vijay, Amit Mishra and Vinay Kumar.
England: Alastair Cook (captain), Ian Bell, Jonathan Trott, Joe Root, Ravi Bopara, Jos Butler, Tim Bresnan, Chris Broad, Graeme Swan, Steven Finn, James Anderson, James Tredwell, Eoin Morgan, Jonny Bairstow (wk), Chris Woakes.
Umpires: Kumar Dharmasena (Sri Lanka) and Rod Tucker (Australia
Third Umpire: Bruce Oxenford (Australia)
Reserve Umpire: Aleem Dar (Pakistan)
Match Referee: Ranjan Madugalle (Sri Lanka)