ICC Champions Trophy 2013-Final India vs England Match Live Score
India will look to become only the second nation after West Indies to win all three ICC events - ODI World Cup, World T20 and the Champions Trophy.
The Indian team left for England as the dark cloud of the spot-fixing controversy hung low over them. The captain was torn apart by the media for avoiding questions on the tainted cricketers while the BCCI pulled all stops to ensure that the contingent traveling to England for the Champions Trophy was kept away from the glare of the press and any other distraction that threatened to malign the reputation of the world champions any further.
In such a set-up did India start their campaign in a tournament that was in its last edition. Never had MS Dhoni's men done justice to their talent after the IPL and yet another stern test awaited them in hostile conditions, where they had been exposed two years ago. Only three from the present squad - Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina, and Dhoni were part of World Cup winning side of 2011. No Tendulkar, no Sehwag, no Gambhir, no Zaheer, no Yuvraj. It was time for the next generation to stand up and be counted.
England (From): Alastair Cook(c), Jonathan Bairstow, Ravi Bopara, Stuart Broad, Steven Finn, Joe Root, James Tredwell, Chris Woakes, James Anderson, Ian Bell, Tim Bresnan, Jos Buttler(w), Eoin Morgan, Graeme Swann, Jonathan Trott
India (From): MS Dhoni(w/c), Shikhar Dhawan, Dinesh Karthik, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Irfan Pathan, Ishant Sharma, Murali Vijay, Umesh Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, Virat Kohli, Amit Mishra, Suresh Raina, Rohit Sharma, Vinay Kumar, Ravichandran Ashwin