Champions Trophy: Missing Steyn and Morkel no excuse for losing, says SA coach Gary Kirsten

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updated: June 09, 2013 00:53 IST
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London: Continuing to sweat on Dale Steyn's fitness, South Africa are hoping to change a 'trend' that has often denied them international cricketing glory. History shows South Africa have often choked in decisive games after brilliant runs. This time, team coach Gary Kirsten is hoping for a change in 'fortunes.'

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"Generally what we do is play very well and then lose, so maybe it's not a bad thing that we haven't fired yet. I like to think of that as a bit of an omen," Kirsten said in Birmingham on Saturday. "But the problem with this competition is that we can't have another bad game because then we're out of the competition," he added. (Also read: London Dairy - Indian team's policy is to keep media at bay!)

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