Upbeat India looks for World Cup win over Proteas

2015-02-21 09:35

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Melbourne – India is brimming with renewed self-belief after an opening win over Pakistan, and star batsman Virat Kohli says a victory over South Africa tomorrow would set an ideal platform for the rest of the World Cup.

After a lacklustre test and one-day series against Australia this summer, India is again upbeat as it heads into a tough Cricket World Cup Pool B match at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

Kohli said a win over the Proteas “will be an immense self-belief booster.”

South Africa, coming off a win against Zimbabwe, remains one of the favourites for the title, but captain AB de Villiers said India is “an incredible cricket team, so the respect factor is definitely still there.”

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