Final ICC Champions Trophy 2013 in England and Wales
The final ICC Champions Trophy 2013 is going to exhibit in England and Wales from 6th to 23rd of June. The first contest will be played by India and Sri Lanka at Sophia Gardens, Cardiff. Eight best nations are participating in the tournament and will fight for the championship title.
This will be seventh and the last championship of its kind. ICC made the decision to terminate this tournament due to the popularity of short format cricket. Champions Trophy has a history of six editions, the first tournament was held in 1998 which was hosted by Bangladesh, while the sixth edition was organized in 2009 and the venue was South Africa.
The tournament has a wonderful division of eight teams. Two groups consist of four teams. Each team will play a single match with other three teams to get the top place in their groups. The top first and second teams of both groups will enter into the knockout stage. The best thing of this trophy is that any of the eight teams can become champion; Five straight wins and a team can tag the trophy. It will take 15 matches hosted by Edgbaston, Cardiff and The Oval, and 18 days to get the winner of champions trophy 2013. The final ICC Champions Trophy 2013 cricket match will be played on 23rd June at Edgbaston, Birmingham.
The world champions India, South Africa and England are entering as favorite teams in the tournament. Pakistan, South Africa, India, and Australia will be missing their senior bench of players, while West Indies, Sri Lanka, England and New Zealand will furnish their best senior player’s combinations. CRIC (cricket research and information center) has organized its full trophy details and analysis with its departments of Octopus and Ocube. The favoritism behavior reports and live analysis along prediction will be published before the matches.