Champions Trophy preview: Win against Pakistan will be a nice get-well message for Mandela, says Proteas' skipper De Villiers

Chris Morris is set to make ODI debut as injured Dale Steyn remains doubtful for key clash at Birmingham.

updated: June 09, 2013 23:57 IST
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London: With South Africa sure to miss Dale Steyn in their must-win group B game against Pakistan in Birmingham on Monday, AB De Villiers is depending on an Indian Premier League 'connection' to keep the Proteas in the hunt in the ICC Champions Trophy here. The articulate De Villiers said a win will also be a perfect way to send a "get-well" message to an ailing Nelson Mandela.

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The South African skipper, who was one of Royal Challengers Bangalore's top run-getters in IPL this season, is looking up to his Chennai Super Kings 'rival' Chris Morris to beat Pakistan in a crunch game at Birmingham.

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