West Indies and Sri Lanka will kick off what seems like an unnecessary tri-series, just days after the Champions Trophy ended in England. Both teams are well-matched, as a result of which a close contest can be expected.
The seventh and final edition of the ICC Champions Trophy is just a few days away. Starting today, we preview the chances of all the eight teams in the tournament that has never quite got its due in spite of being labeled as the mini-World Cup. We begin with former champions West Indies.
Chennai Super Kings batted like Champs to clinch a high scoring thriller against Rajasthan Royals tonight at Chepauk. Shane Watson who scored the first century of IPL 6 saw his efforts go in vain as CSK pulled off a run chase of 186 with a ball to spare.
West Indies’ all-rounder Dwayne Bravo met with a car accident on Wednesday. News reports suggest that Dwayne Bravo had escaped from it fortunately and had sustained minor injuries. What’s shocking to hear is that he met with the accident not so far away from the same spot where Runako Morton tragically died in a car accident a few months ago.
West Indies won the fifth and final ODI at St Kitts by 20 runs to complete the ODI Series with a crushing margin of 4-1. New Zealand were once again bamboozled by the spin of Sunil Narine, who claimed a 2nd consecutive Man of the Match award and also the Player of the Series award.
England won the Only T20I against West Indies at Trent Bridge, Nottingham by 7 wickets with two balls to spare. Opener Alex Hales was the hero of the match for the hosts but unfortunately was dismissed one short of a maiden international century.
England cruised to an 8-wicket win at The Oval to win the NatWest Series 2-0 with one more match to come. Skipper Alastair Cook scored his 12th ODI century to ease England to victory with five overs to spare in a run chase of 239.