ICC has announced some warm-up matches before the beginning of Champions Trophy 2009 in South Africa. None of these match will be given the ODI status and teams will be able to practice before they get into the big tournament. The big game on the Sep 18 is between the Sri Lanka and Pakistan. Pakistan has lost recent series in Sri Lanka so they can back themselves in the Warm Up match. India will be taking New Zealand on Sep 20 in another warm-up match. Pakistan, Sri Lanka, New Zealand and West Indies play two warm-up games while India and South Africa play one.
Friday, 18 September – South Africa v West Indies (d/n), Potchefstroom
Friday, 18 September – Pakistan v Sri Lanka (d/n), Willowmoore Park, Benoni
Friday, 18 September – New Zealand v Warriors (d), LC de Villiers Oval, Pretoria
Sunday, 20 September – New Zealand v India (d/n), Potchefstroom
Sunday, 20 September – Pakistan v Warriors (d/n), Willowmoore Park, Benoni
Sunday, 20 September – Sri Lanka v West Indies (d), LC de Villiers Oval, Pretoria