Kohli: Pakistan clash like any other game

Kohli: Pakistan clash like any other game

England are in Group A, which also consists of Australia, New Zealand and Bangladesh while defending champions India are in Group B along with South Africa, Sri Lanka and Pakistan.

"We've got a very good side, we play an aggressive style of cricket and Morgs leads from the front with that". It is a big match we understand but in our heads there is no difference. "We are taking matches one by one and the Pakistan team is hopeful of building some confidence starting in the warm-up matches".

The Men in Blue, who are number one in the Test rankings after series victories over New Zealand, England, Bangladesh and Australia, would hope to carry their good form into the ICC tournament. It is going to get a lot of eye balls. "The effort should be there, people should see we are fighting and giving it our all", Ahmed said. "But, as you build up every game and try and gain momentum into the tournament, you start becoming that hot favourite", he added. In Test cricket we have done well with that mindset, ' Kohli told reporters in Mumbai before the squad's departure for England.

Someone who believes in aggressive brand of cricket, Kohli doesn't mind if his team show their ruthless streak in title defence.

"We haven't won this tournament yet, this can be the first time", he added.

India Today had learnt earlier that the ICC assessed security measures for the Champions Trophy and chose to get call all stakeholders to assure them that it would look into the safety and security of all participating teams. There is no need to motivate players any differently because if you're playing for India, there is no need for any separate motivation. We go about it in the same way. It does not matter where you play, as the aim is to win matches. It taught me to play within my abilities so that I don't burn out myself. You take a lot away from failures which is what I have always cherished.

It will also help the teams to gauge which players are best suited to these conditions and these pitches, and what the best playing XI will be.

Host England will take on Bangladesh in the first game at the Kennington Oval, London. It's going to be an exciting tournament, hopefully I'll play some part in it.

"I feel you have to be prepaid for any challenge thrown at you and I generally expect placid wickets and that's the way I prepare for limited overs format".

However, India have not played 50-over cricket since beating England 2-1 in a thrilling three-match series in January and there is no time to ease into the competition in a group that contains the risky trio of Pakistan, Sri Lanka and South Africa.

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