2017 ICC Champions Trophy: India to play two warm-up games

Last Updated: Fri, Apr 21, 2017 14:18 hrs

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India will play two warm-up games before they kick off their campaign at the ICC Champions Trophy in June.

The tournament, which will be hosted by England and Wales, is set to start on June 1, with the final being scheduled for June 18.

The warm-up games are set to begin on Friday, May 26, with Australia squaring off against Sri Lanka.

India are set to play two warm-up games against New Zealand, on Sunday, May 28, and against Bangladesh, on Tuesday, May 30; both of India’s matches are set to be played at The Oval. Both of India’s games are set to start at 3pm IST.

Bangladesh will be playing in the Champions Trophy for the first time since 2006, as they have replaced the West Indies in the top-eight positions on the ICC ODI rankings.

Pre-ICC Champions Trophy warm-up matches schedule:
May 26: Australia vs Sri Lanka at The Oval, London (3pm IST)
May 27: Bangladesh vs Pakistan at Edgbaston, Birmingham (3pm IST)
May 28: India vs New Zealand at The Oval (3pm IST)
May 29: Australia vs Pakistan, Edgbaston (3pm IST)
May 30: New Zealand vs Sri Lanka, Edgbaston (3pm IST)
May 30: India vs Bangladesh, at The Oval (3pm IST)

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