It's time for another major limited-overs tournament. The perennial underachievers on the big stage, South Africa, are currently ranked #1 in the ODI format. Will they turn it around this time and shed the unwanted tag of being 'mentally weak' and 'chokers'?
Bangladesh have come a long way but still have some distance to cover. Having missed the previous two editions of this prestigious tournament, it's a golden opportunity for them to leave a mark and continue their progression towards becoming a quality cricket team.
New Zealand are a very strong team at home but yet to prove themselves away from home soil.
1996 World Cup champions Sri Lanka come into the 2017 Champions Trophy with majority of pundits and experts having written them off as a serious contender for the title. Can they defy the odds and put up a strong performance at the tournament?
Can ODI world champions Australia overcome their recent struggles in Limited Overs cricket to claim their third Champions Trophy title?
England at home will be a formidable force to be reckoned with, but can they go all the way and win the trophy on their home soil?
Writing in is his exclusive blog for PakPassion.net, Pakistan bowling coach Azhar Mahmood praises the fast-bowling trio of Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Hasan and Hasan Ali for their splendid performances and excellent effort during the recently concluded series against the West Indies, feels that Yasir Shah has now regained his confidence, clears the air with Sohail Khan and looks forward to the iconic India-Pakistan clash during the Champions Trophy.
Writing in his exclusive blog for PakPassion.net, Fazeer Mohammed looks at the challenges confronting Pakistan cricket after the retirements of Younis Khan and Misbah-ul-Haq.
Roston Chase fought hard as West Indies were within an over of a draw but the leg-spinner delivered to send off Younis Khan and Misbah-ul-Haq in epic style.
The hosts were dismissed for 247 and were 7/1 in the fourth innings after the visitors declared their second innings at 174/8.
The all-rounder made 60 before retiring hurt while Yasir Shah took three wickets as West Indies compiled 218/5 off 100 overs in response to Pakistan's 376.