ICC Champions Trophy final: Team India on the cusp of history at Edgbaston

England, who have lost in the finals of both the World Cup and the Champions Trophy over the past two decades, are aiming for their first major 50-over title.

updated: June 22, 2013 08:39 IST
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Birmingham: Ever since India played their first Test match in June 1932, the English summer has always been a landmark period for Indian cricket. Team Dhoni stands in the cusp of history as India face England in the final of the ICC Champions Trophy here on Sunday. In a contest where the exuberance of youth will lock horns with the fineness of tradition, the Three Lions will be gunning for their first major 50-over international title in their own lair. (See: Picture Gallery - Top duels to watch out for in final)

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Never having lost to England in two Champions Trophy matches before, a victory at Edgbaston will be the perfect way to compliment the 30th anniversary of India's first World Cup victory. It was at Lord's on June 25, 1983 that Kapil Devils stunned an invincible West Indian team to change the course of Indian cricket forever. India's last big victory in a mega ODI tournament final was the NatWest Trophy at Lord's in July 2002, under Sourav Ganguly. (Read: Trott hopes for Champions Trophy final boost)

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