England, the land of James Bond, accommodates the India-Pakistan rivalry
On June 15, India and Pakistan will renew their historic cricketing rivalry at Edgbaston, Birmingham. Despite India having reached the semis and Pakistan knocked out, this 'dead rubber' will not lack any intensity.
The Edgbaston cricket ground will take centre stage on Saturday as India and Pakistan face each other in the ICC Champions Trophy. Despite India having reached the semis and Pakistan knocked out, this 'dead rubber' will not lack any intensity.
Birmingham City Centre is the business, retail and leisure hub of the second most populous city in England. The National Indoor Arena, is located here, which has hosted many national and international sporting events, as well as music concerts.
Seen here is former England pacer Bob Willis with an Indian fan. Willis has played 90 Tests for England, taking 325 wickets.
India played their previous Champions Trophy fixture at London, where the MI6 headquarters is located. The most famous product from the British Secret Service, James Bond, has often visited this building - in GoldenEye, Tomorrow Never Dies, The World Is Not Enough, Die Another Day and Skyfall.
Another historical monument of London is the Buckingham Palace, that houses the Queen and royalty. Seen here is the Clock Tower at Buckingham Palace street.
Moving back to Edgbaston, the threat of rain looms large over the India-Pakistan clash. The match could end up being a damp squib.
On Wednesday heavy rain forced the Australia vs New Zealand match to be called-off. Both sides shared a point each, which did no favours to Australia's chances of progressing to the semifinals.