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Shane Warne predicts either of India or England to win the Champions Trophy 2017

Former Australian leg-spinner and legend Shane Warne has predicted that it is going to be either Group A leaders England or Group B team India.

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Shane Warne. (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)

The Champions Trophy 2017 has seen many twists and turns, with rain being the major player in the tournament. It has played spoilsport to Australia and New Zealand in the tournament, with their game being washed out. Commentators often have predicted that the home team England has the best chance to win the Champions Trophy and they look deservedly so after the group stages of the tournament.

Former Australian leg-spinner and legend Shane Warne on Twitter has predicted that it is going to be either Group A leaders England or Group B Team India, who would end up as the winners of the 2017 edition of the Champions Trophy. His prediction came after a question from an username called ICC- Scores Cricket, who had asked him who the winners of the tournament would be.

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England is the only side in the 8-member tournament to remain unbeaten after three rounds of play with wins against Bangladesh, New Zealand and Australia to top the group with six points at a net run rate of +1.04 with Bangladesh finishing in the second place in Group A.

The other Group A teams were Australia and New Zealand, who with no wins in the tournament end up in the third and fourth spot in the Group, which was a major surprise given their form leading into a tournament of this stature. New Zealand, were probably unlucky to finish fourth in the table, after being in a position of victory against Australia in their opening game.

Group B: Who would go through?

While Group A seems to be done and dusted, Group B is slightly more complicated with all the four teams in the reckoning. As it stands before India’s clash against South Africa, India lead the group with two points against their name at a run rate of +1.27, while South Africa remain at second with a run rate of +1.00.

The other two teams in Group A are Pakistan and Sri Lanka, who have given themselves a chance after winning against South Africa and India respectively. Sri Lanka is in the third spot while Pakistan remains at the bottom of the table. The winners of India-South Africa and Sri Lanka-Pakistan would make way to the semi-final stage of the competition.

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