Finally the wait ends, as the ICC Champions Trophy begins today. This tournament is held in England and Wales and all the cricket fans around the world are excited and pumped up to support their favorite team. The big heartbreak for all the cricket fans was when West Indies did not qualify for this tournament. The men from the Caribbean islands, known to charm the cricketing world, sadly could not make their way through to the tournament. Fans from around the world have traveled in large numbers, just so that they can support their favorite team and be a part of this cricket festival starting today. 

Let's take a look at some of the teams from this tournament, who are favorites for winning the trophy.

South Africa
Under the leadership of AB de Villiers, the team looks well prepared to take on the challenge. South African cricket team has impressed the world with their skills and love for the game. Rest of the teams, be well prepared because the men in yellow and green will not spare anyone.

Virat Kohli and the team is all set to give their best. As the entire country roots and prays for them, they will be seen playing their cricket rivals, Pakistan in their first game of the tournament. The boys in blue look fit and are one of the favorites in the tournament.

The hosts of course have a huge support from the crowd and look promising. With home advantage on their side, the team is not going to stop at anything that comes their way. 

Steve Smith as a leader, has always delivered for Australia when it comes to team management and performance. The team is young and with some new names in it makes the side even stronger. Australians are known to be the aggressive ones and with this they can easily intimidate any team playing against them. 

New Zealand 
The black caps have always been the underdogs of cricket. You cannot take them lightly, as they come with some great players on field and have always managed to impress everyone. 

While everyone is excited and all set to cheer their favorite team, we wish all the teams the very best as they go out there and give their best to make us proud.