Friday 3 May 2013 

Bopara, Bresnan Recalled For England's Trophy Bid

Bopara, Bresnan Recalled For England's Trophy Bid
Bopara, Bresnan Recalled For England's Trophy Bid
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England have named their 15-man squad for the ICC Champions Trophy 2013, recalling Tim Bresnan and Ravi Bopara ready for an attempt to go one better than the last time they hosted in 2004.

Bopara and Bresnan are the only two players included in the squad who weren't involved in the 2-1 series in in New Zealand, and the same squad will play three One-Day Internationals against New Zealand in late May.

England play Australia on 8th June, Sri Lanka five days afterwards and New Zealand on 16th June. The top two sides in each group will qualify for the semi-finals and the final is held at Edgbaston on 23rd June.

"We know that the three match series against New Zealand will be very challenging and we will need to play some very good cricket if we are to repeat the success we had against them earlier this year and build momentum leading into the ICC Champions Trophy.

"The ICC Champions Trophy provides this England squad with a great opportunity to win an global 50 over event, something we have yet to achieve, and we are excited to be playing on home soil.

"We are fully aware that with the best eight sides in world cricket competing against each  other we will need to play a very high standard of cricket over a three week period to give ourselves a chance of winning the title and we are very much looking forward to the challenge."

England Champions Trophy squad: 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

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CT 2013 Fixtures

Fixtures & Results

6th June: India v South Africa, Cardiff
IND 331-7 beat RSA 305 by 26 runs: Report
7th June: Pakistan v West Indies, London
WIN 172-8 beat PAK 170 by 2 wickets: Report
8th June: England v Australia, Birmingham
ENG 269-6 beat AUS 221-9 by 48 runs: Report
9th June: New Zealand v Sri Lanka, Cardiff
NZL 139-9 beat SRI 138 by 1 wicket: Report
10th June: Pakistan v South Africa, Birmingham
RSA 234-9 beat PAK 167 by 67 runs: Report
11th June: India v West Indies, London
IND 236-2 beat WIN 233-9 by 8 wickets: Report
12th June: Australia v New Zealand, Birmingham
AUS 243-8 v NZL 51-2 - match abandoned: Report
13th June: England v Sri Lanka, The Oval
SRI 297-3 beat ENG 293-7 by 7 wickets: Report
15th June: India v Pakistan, Birmingham
IND 102-2 beat PAK 165 by 8 wickets: Report
16th June: England v New Zealand, Cardiff
ENG 169 beat NZL 159-8 by 10 runs: Report
17th June: Australia v Sri Lanka, London
SRI 253-8 beat AUS 233 by 20 runs: Report
19th June: Semi-Final, London
ENG 179-3 beat RSA 175 by 7 wickets: Report
20th June: Semi-Final, Cardiff
IND 182-2 beat SRI 181-8 by 8 wickets: Report
23rd June: Final, Birmingham
IND 129-7 beat ENG 124-8 by 5 runs: Report
 

Champions Trophy History

Previous Winners


1998: South Africa

2000: New Zealand

2002: India/Sri Lanka

2004: West Indies

2006: Australia

2009: Australia