The Indian cricket team is all set to take its arch rivals Pakistan in the Champions trophy. The fans have high anticipations as they crossed fingers that the team will retain the Champions Trophy title.
India is clubbed with Pakistan, Sri Lanka and South Africa in Group B.
Here is the notion of Indian cricket team players and astrologers about the upcoming challenge which will begin on Sunday against Pakistan.
India skipper Virat Kohli had conceded that Champions Trophy is qualitatively much more competitive than the World Cup, with top eight teams battling it out in a condensed schedule.
Kohli did not want his team to put too much weightage to the defending champions tag.
"The first challenge is not to think about the fact that we are defending the title. When we went there last time (to the CT in England in 2013), we just wanted to enjoy as a young unit and we ended up winning the tournament," Kohli said talking about how it went on creating a core which is still intact coming into this tournament.