2017 is a relatively quiet year for International Cricket, but the showpiece event of the season is the ICC Champions Trophy, with the eight best sides in the world assembling to the UK for bragging rights as the world’s best.
The 2017 edition will be the seventh time the ICC Champions Trophy will be held, with India and Australia being the most successful nations with two wins. Given the quality of the teams competing in the tournament this time out, every match will be intense, and you won’t miss a minute of the action when watching on a standard or HD TV or streaming the matches Live with a Free trial.
2017 ICC Champions Trophy Preview
India are the defending champs and will go into the tournament as one of the hardest sides to beat. It will be the first Champions Trophy for India under the leadership of Virat Kholi, and his high-pressure intensity/aggression will come to the fore. India have a great record in England, winning 51% of their ODI’s, but that skyrockets to 89% over the last five years. On the flip side for Kohli, his aggression can sometimes back fire. He talks the talk, but if he doesn’t walk the walk, India are incredibly vulnerable. Their arch rivals are Pakistan, but Australia and India just played out some epic games earlier in the year when Australia toured the sub-continent. Whenever they play each other, it’s must see TV, and Australia has proven it can compete with any side in Cricket, and will enter the tournament with a real chance to win it all.
The 2017 Champions Trophy dark horses could be the proven ODI performers, Sri Lanka. They may have aged, with eight of Sri Lankas 15-man squad at 30 years or older. That could well play against him, but they do have a wealth of experience and knowledge. The negative for the side is that they recently lost a practice game against the lowly ranked Scotland, which doesn’t read well, but you can never write them off, especially given the talent that is in the side.
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Champions Trophy Australian TV Fixtures
Wed 14 Jun: England v Pakistan at 7.30pm
Thu 15 Jun: Bangladesh v India at 7.30pm
Sun 18 Jun: Final at 7.30pm
All events shown as Sydney time for Session 1, with Session 2 taking place four hours later. Adjust for regional differences.
Champions Trophy – Every Match Live – Free Trial
Fortunately for Cricket fans, and those that simply enjoy great sports, all fifteen matches of the 2017 tournament will be available on Live television, but you won’t find the Champions Trophy Free to air in Australia. However, each and every match of this year’s Champions Trophy tournament will be shown on Fox More, channel 507 on Foxtel, live and ad-break free during play, with round-the-clock news, highlights and match replays.
Best of all, both New users and existing Foxtel Play subscribers can take advantage of the 2-weeks Free Live TV Trial from Foxtel Now, which will broadcast each of these cricket contests online*, as well as offering live Champions Trophy streaming to eligible mobile devices using the Foxtel Go app.
Champions Trophy Replays
The Fox More channel (ch 507 on Foxtel) will become a dedicated Champions Trophy channel starting from June 1, to include news, highlights, expert commentary and match replays so you need not miss a minute of the action regardless of your schedule.
|Thu 1 Jun||England v Bangladesh||7:30pm||Foxtel|
|Fri 2 Jun||Australia v New Zealand||7:30pm||Foxtel|
|Sat 3 Jun||Sri Lanka v South Africa||7:30pm||Foxtel|
|Sun 4 Jun||India v Pakistan||7:30pm||Foxtel|
|Mon 5 Jun||Australia v Bangladesh||10:30pm||Foxtel|
|Tue 6 Jun||England v New Zealand||7:30pm||Foxtel|
|Wed 7 Jun||Pakistan v South Africa||10:30pm||Foxtel|
|Thu 8 Jun||India v Sri Lanka||7:30pm||Foxtel|
|Fri 9 Jun||New Zealand v Bangladesh||7:30pm||Foxtel|
|Sat 10 Jun||England v Australia||7:30pm||Foxtel|
|Sun 11 Jun||India v South Africa||7:30pm||Foxtel|
|Mon 12 Jun||Sri Lanka v Pakistan||7:30pm||Foxtel|
|Wed 14 Jun||Semi Final 1||7:30pm||Foxtel|
|Thu 15 Jun||Semi Final 2||7:30pm||Foxtel|
|Sun 18 Jun||Final||7:30pm||Foxtel|