The match that the whole subcontinent is waiting for. India vs Pakistan. India has an enviable record against their arch rivals in world tournaments. Pakistan with all players fit and raring to go have a chance to beat India. Sunil Gavaskar
Ahead of the celebrated clash at the Centurion, one feels inclined to rate the chances of sub-continental teams pretty good in this Champions Trophy. Ravi Shastri
The injury to Yuvraj Singh was most unfortunate but these things can happen to anyone. Yuvi’s absence will be a big blow, more so if we consider that the team has already lost Virender Sehwag and Zaheer Khan. Anil Kumble
Sri Lanka have shown they are not a team to be taken lightly. The way they demolished South Africa has made the hosts’ group matches very crucial. One slip and there is a danger of not qualifying for the semis. Sunil Gavaskar comments.
A few days into the Champions Trophy and most of the talk appears centered on the dying out of ODIs. I really don't understand what the experts mean by this, since 50-over cricket appears alive and well in England where teams are still playing to full houses. Geoffrey Boycott
The BCCI, unfortunately, hasn’t done anything to help its cricketers cope with the stress of being India players, says Kadambari Murali Wade
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Master and Johnson's, oh shoot, Kirsten and Upton's performance manual to our boys in blue before their Champions Trophy matches should revolutionise the way we play cricket, writes Indrajit Hazra
The Australians know how to get out of tight situations which the South Africans are yet to master in ODIs, says Sunil Gavaskar.
Pakistan’s win in the ICC World Twenty20 is an indication of the team’s potential. But no team in the world is as temperamental and therefore nobody knows which mood the team is going to turn up in on the day. Sunil Gavaskar
Speculation about the future of cricket and its three formats is inevitable but I have been surprised by how much of it is also idle and uninformed, writes Mickey Arthur
South Africa have a great opportunity to show their home crowds that the tag of chokers is unfair to them. In multi-country events they have not done justice to their potential and have folded up, embarrassingly at times, and with none of their players figuring in the short list of ICC awards, it is an even bigger incentive to show that they can play, writes Sunil Gavaskar
The only advantage that 50-overs each has is that it gives me that precious time to order, eat and put that bloody plate of chilli chicken away between the 21st and 42nd overs, writes Indrajit Hazra
A billboard asking people to buy a detergent that ‘gives people the whiteness to shine’ is insensitive to say the least, writes Anand Vasu
If there is good communication between players and the administrators then the need for a players’ association will not be felt, writes Sunil Gavaskar
For the first time in 15 years, Australia is no longer the top team in the world. As the Champions Trophy begins in South Africa on Tuesday, we look at cricket’s new world order, and explore where India might fit into it. Full Coverage