India will play New Zealand and Bangladesh in the Champions Trophy warm-up games on May 28 and May 30 respectively, the International Cricket Council announced. Defending champions India are in Group B alongside Pakistan, South Africa and Sri Lanka in the competition to be held in England and Wales.
The tournament will open on June 1 with a game between England and Bangladesh while India will open against Pakistan on June 4 in Edgbaston. Sri Lanka and South Africa face-off on June 3 while Australia and New Zealand meet on June 2.
The semifinals will be held in Cardiff and Edgbaston on June 14 and 15 respectively while the final will be played at the Oval on June 18.
Group A: Australia, New Zealand,
Group B: India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and South Africa.
India or West Indies? Who will win?
WI hold a 60-53 H2H advantage over IND historically but in last 10 completed games between them , IND have won 7. IND has also won all last 5 games at this venue.