BCCI reveals Indian squad for Champions Trophy

A lot has changed in India cricket since and the Bengal pacer says he too has changed, for the better that is.

The Champions Trophy will be played between June 1 and June 18 this year at The Oval in London, Sophia Gardens in Cardiff and Edgbaston in Birmingham. Coming from the injury I have focused on my fitness, I have lost weight and have worked on my weaknesses.

"This is the best team we could have picked for the Champions Trophy. I want to give my best shot", Shami was quoted by a PTI report.

Having someone like Zaheer Khan in the Daredevils camp can be of vast help and Shami admits that the former India pacer has plenty of interactions with him during the nets. Raina is the second highest run-getter in IPL 10 with 434 runs in 12 matches and has also completed 4500 runs in IPL.

"You feel that domestic cricket will get easier, you will go there and run through sides just because you played at the global level, but it doesn't happen that way. If you speak to Zaheer Bhai, there is something or the other that comes out that could add to my game", he said. The pace attack in the team will have the likes of Umesh Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvaneshwar Kumar and Mohammad Shami.

Shami's return to One-Day International cricket is a big bonus and India will hope he has sorted out his injury woes for now.

Shikhar Dhawan scored two centuries in the Champions Trophy in England in 2013.

On both previous occasions that England have hosted the tournament, in 2004 and 2013, they have ended as runners up.

Suresh Raina, Dinesh Karthik, Rishab Pant spinner Kldeep Yadav and fast bowlers Shardul Thakur have been kept as standby.

Dhawan, often criticised for his inconsistent showing with the bat, will look to prove his detractors wrong at an event, where he was awarded the Man of the tournament award last time around. "We will groom him for the future". I don't know the reason.

Is there anyone in Indian cricket who doesn't feel bad for Rishabh Pant?

It would also have been harsh to drop Yuvraj Singh or Kedar Jadhav after their aggressive, match-winning centuries in the England series while Manish Pandey has got few chances since his impressive debut series in Australia.

India, the defending champions will be playing their first game on June 4 against the rivals Pakistan.

Squad: Virat Kohli (captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Yuvraj Singh, Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah and Manish Pandey.

MSK Prasad dispelled any doubts about Mahendra Singh Dhoni's future in global cricket, terming him as the world's best wicketkeeper right now.

"Our attack is one of the best in the world".

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