ICC Champions Trophy: Unblemished India face hosts England in the final

England team has never won a world 50-over event, having lost in the finals of both the World Cup and the Champions Trophy over the past two decades. The Ashes can wait for one more weekend. India though, are the current World Champions in 50-over format and also the top-ranked ODI side.

updated: June 21, 2013 21:01 IST
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With its national game embroiled in corruption allegations and its national team supposedly in transition, India arrived at the Champions Trophy as the world's top-ranked one-day side but with few giving them a chance.

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However, just like Italy's football team emerged from adversity and scandal at home to win World Cups in 1982 and 2006, India's new-look class of 2013 is proving a resilient bunch.

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