Birmingham (United Kingdom), June 23 (ANI): Loyal and excited fans thronged the Edgbaston stadium on Sunday to watch an in-form Indian team take on the home team England, in the summit clash of the ICC Champions Trophy and wished they get their money's worth and also hoped the rains don't play party-spoilers. However, the rains have interrupted the play.
" I am just hoping that the rains stay away and we have a full match, as this will be a lifetime experience," said an exuberant Indian fan, Rohan.
The media has already touted this as the battle of the equals. It is also expected that Edgbaston will witness a full-house.
Another fan, Ravi said, " We were hoping that India makes it to the final, so the first wish is accepted and now the second wish is India should lift the trophy."
England 1 Alastair Cook (capt.), 2 Ian Bell, 3 Jonathan Trott, 4 Joe Root, 5 Eoin Morgan, 6 Ravi Bopara, 7 Jos Buttler (wk), 8 Tim Bresnan, 9 Stuart Broad, 10 James Tredwell, 11 James Anderson
India 1 Shikhar Dhawan, 2 Rohit Sharma, 3 Virat Kohli, 4 Dinesh Karthik, 5 MS Dhoni (capt. and wk), 6 Suresh Raina, 7 Ravindra Jadeja, 8 R Ashwin, 9 Bhuvneshwar Kumar, 10 Ishant Sharma, 11 Umesh Yadav (ANI)