The ICC has announced the groupings and format of the upcoming Champions Trophy.
- 4 groups, with 3 teams each, participating in round robin play.
- The top 2 teams from each group will advance and be placed in two groups of 4.
- The top 2 teams from each group will advance to the semifinals.
The Cricket Web XI will compete in the relatively weak group C, containing England and Bangladesh. The World Cup runners-up will therefore expect to advance comfortably to the second round.
Group A appears to be the keenest of the bunch, with South Africa, New Zealand, and World Cup Champions, the West Indies.
Code:Group A Group B G Group C Group D South Africa Australia CW XI India New Zealand Sri Lanka England Pakistan West Indies Zimbabwe Bangladesh Kenya