Champions Trophy 2013 Warm Up Matches Live Telecast on Star Cricket and Star Sports 2

Champions Trophy Warm Up Matches on Star Cricket

Champions Trophy 2013 begins from 6th June with an exciting India vs South Africa match. Before that we have many warm up matches lined up that would add to the flavour of this 'mini world cup'. The schedule for Champions Trophy Warm Up matches is as follows:

Pakistan vs Srilanka at Birmingham (30th May 2013)
India vs Srilanka at Birmingham (1st June 2013)
Australia vs West Indies at Cardiff (1st June 2013)
Pakistan vs South Africa at Kennington Oval (3rd June 2013)
India vs Australia at Cardiff (4th June 2013)
Srilanka vs West Indies at Birmingham (4th June 2013)

Indian TV viewers can enjoy live telecast of warm up matches on Star Sports 2, Star Cricket and Star Cricket HD. Viewers can enjoy Hindi commentary on Star Sports 2 and English commentary on Star Cricket and Star Cricket HD. ESPN Star Sports network has always provided the viewers with quality telecast and even live streaming online.

Something about the tournament - This is the seventh edition of Champions Trophy. The first edition was played way back in 1998 in Bangladesh. The introductory format was Knock Out which later changed to round robin followed by knock out stage. The basic aim to start this tournament was to promote the great game of cricket is non cricket playing nations.

Following is a list of Champions Trophy winners so far:
1998 - South Africa beat West Indies in the final
2000 - New Zealand beat India in the final
2002 - India and Srilanka were declared joint winners
2004 - West Indies won against England in the final
2006 - Australia beat West Indies in the final
2009 - Australia beat New Zealand in the final

England and Wales will host the final edition of Champions Trophy and the warm up matches would help the visiting teams to get used to the climate and cricket playing conditions there. 

England vs New Zealand 2013 Series Information

England vs New Zealand Cricket Series 2013

New Zealand tours to England for a full fledged cricket series that includes all forms of our beloved game of cricket. Apart from the practice matches, we would see two test matches, three ODIs and couple of T20  matches. This would be a great opportunity for both the teams to warm up for the forthcoming ICC Champions Trophy 2013. The T20 matches would be played after the conclusion of Champions Trophy which will be played in England.

Here is the schedule for the whole series:

1st Test - 16th to 20th May - Lords
2nd Test - 24th to 28th May - Leeds
1st ODI - 31st May - Lords
2nd ODI - 2nd June - Southampton
3rd ODI - 5th June - Nottingham
1st T20 - 25th June - Kennington Oval
2nd T20 - 27th June - Kennington Oval

Let us have a look at some of the England vs New Zealand records so far:

England has played 97 test matches against New Zealand - won 45, lost 8 and drew 44
New Zealand has better stats in ODIs where they have played 73 ODIs against New Zealand, won 36, lost 31, couple of ties and four ended in no results
England has an upper hand in T20 matches as they played 9 against New Zealand; won 7 and lost two.

Highest total in test match was scored by England (593/6 declared) against New Zealand at Auckland in 1975
England and New Zealand have both scored 340 runs in ODIs which happens to be the highest score between these two teams.
England scored a mammoth 214 runs in a T20 against New Zealand at Auckland in 2013. This is the highest team score of T20 between England and New Zealand.

Stay tuned for many such records and updates on England vs New Zealand 2013 cricket series.