Champions Trophy

Warner Fined For Attacking Joe Root

Today we have England v Sri Lanka in the #ct13 - a win for England puts them into the semi-finals. Do you think they can do it? #cricket
13 June 2013

Australia And New Zealand Suffer Edgbaston Washout

The ICC Champions Trophy 2013 Group A match between Australia and New Zealand at Edgbaston was abandoned due to rain with New Zealand on 51 for two chasing a target of 244. Mitchell McClenaghan took four wickets for the second match in a row to restrict Australia to 243 for eight but the match was in the balance when New Zealand lost two early wickets.
12 June 2013

Steyn Likely To Return

South Africa's hopes of reaching the ICC Champions Trophy 2013 semi-finals got a confidence boost with news that Dale Steyn took a positive step towards recovery. Steyn bowled at full match intensity during South Africa's training session in Cardiff today (12th June). He's been recovering from a side strain which has kept him out of the campaign so far.
12 June 2013

McCann Bespoke Blazers For Champions Trophy Winners

Savoy Court Tailors McCann Bespoke have beaten off several competitors to become the official designers and producers of the ICC Champions Trophy 2013 winners™ blazers. The bespoke blazers have been tailored to reflect a unique British style, using only the finest of materials sourced from England and Scotland to create the ultimate tailored finish.
12 June 2013

Preview - England-Sri Lanka - A Win Is Vital

England will be eyeing up a semi-final place in their second ICC Champions Trophy 2013 group game against Sri Lanka tomorrow. But for Sri Lanka it will be a battle for survival after losing their first game.
12 June 2013

Bravo Blames Batting Performance

West Indies captain Dwayne Bravo has blamed his team's batting performance for their eight-wicket thrashing at the hands of India in their second ICC Champions Trophy 2013 match on Tuesday (11th June). "We deserved to be on a losing side because we didn't bat properly, we have to be honest with ourselves," said Bravo.
12 June 2013

Warner Stood Down For Breaching Code Of Behaviour

Australia opening batman David Warner has been stood down from his sides ICC Champions Trophy match against New Zealand today (12th June), after being reported for breaching the Cricket Australia (CA) Code of Behaviour. The 26-year-old has been reported for breaching Rule 6: Unbecoming Behaviour after he was allegedly involved in a physical altercation with an England player in the early hours of Sunday morning.
12 June 2013

India Secure Semi-Final Spot With West Indies Thrashing

India became the first team to book their place in the semi-finals of the ICC Champions Trophy - knocking Pakistan out while doing so - with a comprehensive demolition of the West Indies. There were several parallels with their defeat of South Africa on Thursday. Shikhar Dhawan hit a century while Ravindra Jadeja was once again mightily impressive with his left-arm spin.
11 June 2013

Preview - Australia-New Zealand - Black Caps Favourites?

After a loss in their opening fixture, Australia will have to pull together when they take on a confident New Zealand side in the second group game of the ICC Champions Trophy on Wednesday (12th June). Australia proved to be no match for England as they suffered a 48-run defeat in the opener on Saturday (8th June).
11 June 2013

South Africa Full of New Energy - Amla

Hashim Amla hailed the performance of South Africa's rising stars after yesterday's 67-run win against Pakistan. Man-of-the-Match Amla laid the foundations with 81 off 97 balls in their innings of 234 for 9, in the clash at Edgbaston on Monday (10th June).
11 June 2013

Australia Still Have Plenty of Fight Left - Wade

Australian wicket-keeper Matthew Wade said his team are up for the challenge ahead of their second ICC Champions Trophy 2013 game against New Zealand. They suffered a 48-run defeat to arch nemesis England in their first game of the campaign.
11 June 2013

Clarke Out Of New Zealand Game

Australia captain Michael Clarke is set to miss the next ICC Champions Trophy fixture against New Zealand tomorrow (12th June). Clarke missed the opening 48-run defeat to England due to a long-standing lower back injury.
11 June 2013

Amla, Bowlers Push Pakistan To The Brink

When Misbah-ul-Haq picked out Hashim Amla at mid-wicket, the partisan Pakistan crowd at the glittering Edgbaston stadium in England's second city started to head for the exits; a fate that now seemingly awaits their team in the tournament. Their hopes of progression hang by a thread after South Africa prevailed by 67 runs in the fifth match of the ICC Champions Trophy 2013.
10 June 2013

Preview - India v West Indies - Eyes On The Semi-Final

With eyes set firmly on the semi-finals, a confident India will be hoping to keep their momentum going as they take on an unpredictable West Indies side in the third Group B match of the ICC Champions Trophy at the Oval tomorrow. Both teams started their campaigns with a win and know that a win tomorrow will almost guarantee a spot in the semi-finals.
10 June 2013

Ramdin Fined And Banned For Spirit Of Cricket Breach

West Indies wicket-keeper Denesh Ramdin has been found guilty of conduct contrary to the spirit of the game and has been fined and banned after he claimed a catch that wasn't cleanly taken against Pakistan in the Champions Trophy 2013. He pleaded not guilty to the charge at an International Cricket Council (ICC) hearing but was nevertheless found guilty of a Level Two breach of the ICC Code of Conduct.
10 June 2013

Bravo Happy With Win, Confident Of Another

West Indies gained victory over Pakistan in a low-scoring start to their ICC Champions Trophy campaign and captain Dwayne Bravo was pleased with his team's performance as they bowled Pakistan out for just 170 in a hard-fought two-wicket win at the Oval last Friday. Bravo was happy with the two points earned, seeing the West Indies move to the top of Group B.
10 June 2013

New Zealand Pull Off Dramatic One-Wicket Win

New Zealand scrambled over the line to clinch a one-wicket victory over Sri Lanka in the tightest game yet in the ICC Champions Trophy 2013 in Cardiff. Mitchell McClenaghan took four wickets to dismiss Sri Lanka for 138 in 36.3 overs but his tally was matched by Lasith Malinga before New Zealand's final pair, Tim Southee and McClenaghan, scored the five runs they needed to take their side to victory.
9 June 2013

Comment - Filling Holes At The Champions Trophy

Every single sports team, from your local club's junior team to the best Test, One-Day International and Twenty20 International sides in the world, go through the same processes of having to replace key players who suffer injuries, retire, or move on.
9 June 2013

England Ease To Victory Against Insipid Australia

At the halfway point, the jury was once again out surrounding the innings played by Ian Bell and Jonathan Trott, but by the time Australia had limped to 221 for nine it had very much given its verdict. The home side's total of 269 for six proved more than enough for an Australia side seemingly still dazed from their thrashing at the hands of India in the warm-up match on Tuesday.
8 June 2013

West Indies Do Just Enough To Beat Pakistan

West Indies returned to the venue of their 2004 ICC Champions Trophy success to beat Pakistan in very similar circumstances in their opening match of the 2013 tournament. The Oval hosted their two-wicket victory over England almost nine years ago and after bowling Pakistan out for 170, they made heavy weather of their run chase before limping over the line to win - by two wickets once again.
7 June 2013