India vs England Live Scorecard Champions Trophy 2013 Final Match
India take on hosts England in the International Cricket Council (ICC) Champions Trophy 2013 final at Edgbaston, Birmingham on Sunday.
MS Dhoni and his Men-in-Blue take on Alastair Cook's Three Lions after convincingly winning their respective semi-final matches.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni has got ICC WT20 title, ICC Cricket World Cup (50-over) He is yet to win the ICC Champions Trophy. On the other hand, England have won only one premier ICC tournament till date – the WT20 title. They have never won a major ICC 50-over competition.
India have not devised any "special plans" for the ICC Champions Trophy final against hosts England, according to captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni who said his team will just go in with the same approach like they did in the previous matches.
The reigning World Cup winners roared into the title clash of what will be the last edition of the tournament,winning all their four matches with consummate ease under the astute leadership of captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni.
In a contest where the exuberance of youth will lock horns with the fineness of tradition, the 'Three Lions' on the other hand will be gunning for their first major 50-over international title in their own lair.
Joint winners with Sri Lanka in the 2002 Champions Trophy in Colombo, India are the defending World Cup champions and the No. 1 team on the latest ICC rankings. But reputation and numbers will have little significance in a match, where skill and mental toughness face an acid test at the Edgbagston.
England, who have lost in the finals of both the World Cup and the Champions Trophy over the past two decades, will aim to exploit home conditions against a new breed of carefree Indian cricketers who have taken the tournament by storm.
While India have breezed through to the final, England have shown their die-hard character by lifting themselves several notches in key matches.
India: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (Captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina, Dinesh Karthik, Murali Vijay, Rohit Sharma, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Irfan Pathan, Umesh Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ishant Sharma, Amit Mishra and R Vinay Kumar
England: Alastair Cook (Captain), James Anderson, Jonny Bairstow, Ian Bell, Ravi Bopara, Tim Bresnan, Stuart Broad, Jos Buttler, Steven Finn, Eoin Morgan, Joe Root, Graeme Swann, James Tredwell, Jonathan Trott, Chris Woakes