The eighth edition of the ICC Champions Trophy is set to commence on Thursday (June 1st) and it surely promises to be one serious event this time around.
With hosts England in some daunting form, and probably in their best ever phase of ODI cricket, lately, the side is easily being termed as the favourites ahead of the grand event. This is the third time they are hosting the ICC Champions Trophy and on both previous occasions, they ended up as runners up.
While they stood second to West Indies in 2004, it was India that got the better of them in the final of the previous edition.
England will begin its campaign against Bangladesh, a side which marks its return to the tournament for the first time since 2006. As a side, the Bangladeshis have taken rapid strides in ODI cricket since the 2015 World Cup and that has been credited mainly to the acumen and credibility of their veteran captain Mashrafe Mortaza.
With the first encounter set to light up the event, we go through the five tactics England must deploy in order to beat Bangladesh.