Marcus Stoinis cleared for Champions Trophy

Marcus Stoinis cleared for Champions Trophy

Marcus Stoinis cleared for Champions Trophy

The eight players including captain Sarfraz Ahmed and coaching staff and team management that were the part of the victorious Test team touched down London from the West Indies while seven remaining players of the team also reached England from Pakistan.

The event, which had originally been scheduled to take place at Attock Cricket Club, was.moved indoors to the Edgbaston Cricket Centre following heavy rain. "Just sometimes one knock can change the thought process, and I hope he will be much confident now (after the fifty), than the day before".

Fielding a range of questions during an interaction arranged by the ICC's broadcaster Star Sports, Kapil Dev also said that the Indian team, chosen for the Champions Trophy was fantastic, but all teams would have to adjust from Twenty20 to limited overs cricket. It will be hard to qualify from but I think we've got the players who are more than capable of doing that. I know his ability and talent.

"It would be nice to repeat that, it was a long time ago, but we've been playing good cricket and we've raised the bar since the 2015 World Cup disappointment". If the West Indies team has declined in 20 or 30 years, we can say that the other teams have come up. I, as a cricketer, lover of the game, think that the West Indies should be there all the time, but again I don't write the rules.

Kapil emphasised that the Indian team for the Champions Trophy looked strong on paper and welcomed the presence of Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Yuvraj Singh.

"The youngsters have lot of respect for both of them". We can't expect Dhoni or Yuvraj to be the same, as they were 15 years back.

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"I always felt in good form".

Those matches will provide opportunities to tinker with combinations and provide players who've been on the sidelines lately, to shake off the cobwebs ahead of the Champions Trophy opener against Sri Lanka at The Oval on June 3. "Whatever he wants to do, he can do", said Kapil about the Ahmedabad-born bowler. They have to play to their potential.

Making adjustments from T20 to ODI: I think everybody has to make adjustments; the batsmen have to understand that the Champions Trophy would be a 300-ball game and not a 120-ball game.

"I will play the ball to its merit. But the biggest strength of this squad is the balance we've got, plus the batting line-up has played together for quite a while".

Before the Champions Trophy, England will take on South Africa in a series that Willey believes will provide the best possible preparation as they look to take advantage of home conditions.

"If I see all these players, I don't think anybody else can fit in".

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