India to prepare for ICC Champions Trophy with two warm-up games

India to prepare for ICC Champions Trophy with two warm-up games

India will begin their defence of Champions Trophy against Pakistan. Before their real campaign to defend the trophy begins on June 4 against Pakistan in Edgbaston, India  will play two warm-up games to prepare for the ICC Champions Trophy that will take place in England from June 1 to 18 later this year. The Virat Kohli-led side will play the first warm-up game against Sunday on May 28  and then play Bangladesh in the second warm-up game on May 30 . Both the matches will be played at The Oval. Apart from India’s two warm-up games, there will be four other warm-up games before the start of the Champions Trophy. Here’s the schedule for the warm-up matches. May 26: Australia vs Sri Lanka at The Oval in London May 27: Bangladesh vs Pakistan at Edgbaston in Birmingham May 28: India vs New Zealand at The Oval in London May 29: Australia vs Pakistan at Edgbaston in Birmingham May 30: New Zealand vs Sri Lanka at Edgbaston in Birmingham May 30: India vs Bangladesh at The Oval in London India, who are placed in Group B, are currently fourth in the ODI rankings and placed alongside Pakistan, South Africa and Sri Lanka. After t…