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Pakistan match same as any other game, says Kohli

It, however, has failed to defend its crown on all previous four occasions.

Asked whether the experience of playing the IPL will stand the players in good stead before the Champions Trophy, Kohli said: "I don't think there is any similarity between T20 and ODI".

India will also aim to become the second team after Australia to defend the title and the first team to win it three times.

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"We learned lessons from the South Africa series - you can lose a game but not lose a lesson", said Morgan.

"For us as cricketers it is about playing the game that we love". If we can think about our games in that manner, we get the desired results more often than not.

The ICC Champions Trophy is a multination tournament which features the top one-day cricket teams of the world battling it out for the coveted title.The Champions Trophy is the second biggest limited overs tournament organised by ICC after the 50-over World Cup. Four years hence, the tournament has managed to retain its place on the calendar.

The Champions Trophy is scheduled to start on June 1 and Manchester is not a venue for the event, which will be played out in London, Birmingham and Cardiff.

Kohli was speaking ahead of the team's departure for England.

India Today had learnt earlier that the ICC assessed security measures for the Champions Trophy and chose to get call all stakeholders to assure them that it would look into the safety and security of all participating teams.

"It's similar with guys like Jos Buttler, Chris Woakes, Sam Billings, all those guys who went out there, you can see the development that's gone on within their games".

Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli gave insights into the team's build up for the upcoming ICC Champions Trophy in a press conference, answering several questions ranging from the players' fitness to the highly anticipated Indo-Pak clash on June 4.

"You need to play according to the situation and we need to get used to the conditions quickly as possible". "In the team, they are the ones that know best how to build a match, how to win games and how to take the team out of hard situations".

India is arguably the most high-profile team in the competition and the BCCI is sending the consultant of its Anti-Corruption Unit, former Delhi Police Commissioner Neeraj Kumar, to England much before the players.

The Black Caps won the tri-series in Ireland despite losing the last match to Bangladesh, who they face again after opening with encounters against Australia and England.

"I don't think you can have too much similarity in both formats but getting some game time it helps a lot of people to stay in the zone of being match-fit", he said. "In a tournament like this it all boils down to how you execute on the day".



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