The Champions Trophy is upon us, for what the ICC says will be the last time. No other tournament gets us much stick as this one. People criticise to for being meaningless, but New Zealand cricket fans should be more excited than a twelve year old girl at a Justin Beiber concert.
Let’s face it; the Cricket World Cup is way too long, filled with too many mismatches. No one cares if the Netherlands beat Canada, especially when most the players are expats. As the ads for the Champions Trophy say ‘every game matters’.
Any of the eight teams playing in this competition could win this. The English commentary team all tipped the West Indies and Pakistan as their favourites for the finals, which speaks volumes about the competitiveness when you consider their rankings are eighth and sixth going into this tournament. The new rules mean you have to take…
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