ICC Champions Trophy: South Africa's chokers tag will have no relevance, says Alastair Cook

Cook did admit that the target will be to dismiss opposition's main batsman Hashim Amla quickly in order to get an upperhand. Negotiating world's No 1 fats bowler Dale Steyn will be critical to how England can build around a total, feels the skipper.

updated: June 18, 2013 20:48 IST
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London: England captain Alastair Cook feels that South African team's habit of choking in major ICC competitions will have no relevance when the two teams square up for their Champions Trophy semi-final at the Oval on Wednesday.

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"It's another day tomorrow, it's another game, and what's gone on in the past has no relevance to tomorrow. It's whichever side handles the pressure well tomorrow, and people in that side -- in your own side, put your hand up and deliver, and that's what you have to do in these big games," Cook said at the pre-match media conference.

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