ICC Champions Trophy 2013 Live Score Finals 2013
ICC Champions Trophy 2013 Finals: The bar is raised!
England meets India on June 23rd, 2013 at Birmingham for the final match of the Champions Trophy 2013. It will be one of the most interesting matches where both teams will be seen in an outstanding form. Gliding over the group stages effortlessly, the Indian team’s strength lies in rock bottom batting, but they confront the strong English bowling attack this time. Watch the live telecast (in India) on Star Sport, Star Cricket channels or live on the net. The match starts at 10:00 local time (0930 GMT) or 3 pm IST.
India is in a good position. It played in group B and won all the matches with consummate ease, the semi final CT 2013 played against Sri Lanka. India is on rank 1 in the latest ICC ranking.
England played in group A and performed amazingly well, though losing one match prior to the semi- finals. Their strength lying in bowling, they were able to outperform a decent batting line up of South Africa in less than 39 overs.
India has a strong opening pair i.e. Dhawan who is leading the run scoring card by 110 runs and RG Sharma who has been a consistent contributor. England has the advantage of the home ground, and has relied intensely on James Anderson’s strong bowling skills.
Indian Team Squad: MS Dhoni (captain and wicketkeeper), R Ashwin, Shikhar Dhawan, Irfan Pathan, Ravindra Jadeja, Dinesh Karthik, Virat Kohli, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Amit Mishra, Suresh Raina, Ishant Sharma, Murali Vijay, R Vinay Kumar, Umesh Yadav, Rohit Sharma
England Team Squad: Alastair Cook (captain), Ravi Bopara, Stuart Broad, Steven Finn, Eoin Morgan, Joe Root, James Tredwell, Chris Woakes, James Anderson, Ian Bell, Tim Bresnan, Jonny Bairstow, Jos Buttler (wicketkeeper), Graeme Swann, Jonathan Trott.
2013 ICC Champions Trophy Final Score Results
England: 124/8 (20/20 ov)
India won by 5 runs