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Why is failure matter of life and death for us, laments Kohli

Why is failure matter of life and death for us, laments Kohli

It's different for them. For us cricketers, it is about playing the game we love - that feeling never changes. "It is good that they have been playing cricket and are in good form leading into the tournament". "It is a very exciting time for us, there have been a lot of practice sessions at Edgbaston and we're ready to play", he said at his pre-tournament press conference.

With the IPL done and dusted, eyes of all the cricket fans will shift towards the eighth edition of the Champions Trophy in England and Wales, which is only a week away from now.

However, he boasted on two senior players of his team like Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Yuvraj Singh whom he think can show their skill if given independence. His batting is improving by the day and the Champions Trophy will be the ideal platform for Smith to gather momentum for the 2019 World Cup, which will also be hosted by England. "The two warm-up games (vs New Zealand, vs Bangladesh) will give me an indication on how well I go in the tournament", Ashwin told PTI. Following which, the men in blue will face Sri Lanka and South Africa on June 8 and 11 respectively.

"I think the only challenge I feel is taking care of your body". But the matter did not roll further, it ended there.

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They were unbeaten in the run-up to the summit clash and won the finale by 5 runs against hosts England . The live coverage will commence from half past 3 (IST), whereas it will start from 9:30 (local) time .

The future of global cricket's median format is far from assured. Both teams have quality batsmen and all-rounders in addition to lethal fast bowlers.

When asked if England have any weakness, India's captain said: "Not at the moment, especially in their conditions, they are pretty strong".

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"During the last Champions Trophy - one of the two takeaways for us was the opening partnership". It was a massive factor in us winning the Champions Trophy.

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"Sometimes it was so freaky, everything we tried was just going against us, I have never experienced that in a side, not all 11, all the 15 guys were in the same mindset, I have never seen that, it was quite freakish, may be to teach me that you need to balance things out and take a backward step in how much you can do on the field".

Kohli, however warned his team against any sort of complacency.

"The hunger to win and ruthlessness is what we speak about all the time", he said. Even if we close a (Test) series off, we want to close it without losing a game or drawing a game, if possible. IPL being the high-competitive tournament, allows you to be in that zone when you play world-class players from all the teams.

For India's best batsman, T20 and ODIs shouldn't be mixed as only benefit is the game time irrespective of the format.

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Tuesday's raid was aimed at capturing Isnilon Hapilon, a leader of a radical faction of another militant group, the Abu Sayyaf. All of the groups are inspired by the Islamic State group, but so far there is no sign of significant, material ties.

". In how much intensely you can play with, may be chose your phases and as I keep getting older, those things need to be a learning as well, you don't want to burn out too quickly as well".


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