ICC announced Champions Trophy 2017 Match Schedule. England will host the tournament. According to Champions Trophy 2017 Match Schedule opening match will be Bangladesh vs England on 1st June 2017 at Oval. Before one year ICC has published this trophy match fixture.
There are total eight team will play in this Trophy which are top eight in the ODI ranking till 30 September 2015. Bangladesh has qualified as number seven team in ranking. Those eight teams are divided by two groups. Bangladesh will play in group A. Others member of group A, Host England, present World Champion Australia and Runner Up New Zealand.
Group A: Australia, Bangladesh, England, New Zealand
Group B: India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, South Africa
Top two teams of each group will qualify for semifinal. Grand final will be on 18 June. Bangladesh qualified to play in main round of ICC Champions Trophy 2017 to defeat Pakistan and West Indies in Ranking. Before it, Bangladesh was played in Champion Trophy since 2006. It was a qualifying round. Bangladesh lost two matches out of three. So you can say Bangladesh will play this time as first in main round.
Next World Cup 2019 will be in England. So It will be a dress rehearsal for the World Cup of Bangladesh team. More than that, after three months of this tournament, top eight team in ranking will assure to play next World Cup 2019.
ICC Champions Trophy 2017 Match Schedule, Time Table, Match Fixture
|Date & Time||Team||Venue||Preview|
|1st June, 03:30 PM BDT||Bangladesh vs England||Oval||Preview|
|2nd June, 03:30 PM BDT||Australia vs New Zealand||Ejbaston||Preview|
|3rd June, 03:30 PM BDT||Sri Lanka vs South Africa||Oval||Preview|
|4th June, 03:30 PM BDT||India vs Pakistan||Edgbaston||Preview|
|5th June, 06:30 PM BDT||Australia vs Bangladesh||Oval||Preview|
|6th June, 03:30 PM BDT||England vs New Zealand||Sophia Gardens||Preview|
|7th June, 06:30 PM BDT||Pakistan vs South Africa||Edgbaston||Preview|
|8th June, 03:30 PM BDT||India vs Sri Lanka||Oval||Preview|
|9th June, 03:30 PM BDT||New Zealand vs Bangladesh||Sophia Gardens||Preview|
|10th June, 03:30 PM BDT||England vs Australia||Edgbaston||Preview|
|11th June||India vs South Africa||Oval||Preview|
|12th June, 03:30 PM BDT||Sri Lanka vs Pakistan||Sophia Gardens||Preview|
|14th June, 03:30 PM BDT||1st Semifinal||Sophia Gardens||Preview|
|15th June, 03:30 PM BDT||2nd Semifinal||Edgbaston||Preview|
|18h June, 03:30 PM BDT||Grand Final||Oval||Preview|