Bangladesh prepare to take on 'favourites' England in Champions Trophy opener

"Yes. We have done well in our last few matches against England and we are confident", he said.

"Some of the Indian bowlers are top-class and they have really done well in the last two-three years".

Mashrafe will not be drawing on the history of 2015 - or even the preceding World Cup when England advanced despite another defeat against Bangladesh in Chittagong.

The ICC Champions Trophy - the blue riband event of the 50-over season this year is set to begin on Thursday with hosts England kicking things off against Bangladesh at the Edgbaston.

"You can't just say we're going to do that", he said.

Former India batsman VVS Laxman has backed India to win the Champions Trophy, which starts today.

The two sides squaring off today in the Champions Trophy opener at The Oval in London will be out to prove different points. The batsman is a cricket and the fielders are snails.




"Pakistan and India will be a good game for fans and players - both the teams would do their best to perform in the game".

Spectators have always been advised to get to sporting events early and they could miss the key part of Thursday's Champions Trophy opener between England and Bangladesh at The Oval if they aren't in on time.

"Whatever you have done in the past gives you a little bit of confidence, but then you have to start again", said Hathurusinghe.

England suffered a humiliating collapse as they were 20 for 6 against South Africa in the last match of three-match series, while Bangladesh were 22 for 6 against India in the warm-up game.

Pakistan Skipper Sarfraz Ahmed is making sure his team feels no pressure ahead of the high-profile clash of the Champions Trophy with archrivals India in Birmingham on June 4.

Shastri told India TV that it will be a contest between India's batting and Pakistan's bowling and that captain Virat Kohli and Co. need to be cautious against the likes of Wahab Riaz, Mohammed Amir and Junaid Khan.

The BCCI, however, have failed to adhere to the MoU thus far and made it clear that they will not restore relations with the PCB until they get clearance to do so from the government. "But it won't be easy as teams like India, England and South Africa will also have big chances to win the title". Joe Root, Jason Roy, obviously captain Eoin Morgan is in good form, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler.

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