By Staff Writers | January 29, 2015
South Africa look to shed the chokers tag once again. © AFP PHOTO
South Africa's coach Russell Domingo has said the Proteas will be heading into next month's ICC Cricket World Cup in Australia and New Zealand more assured of lifting the trophy than the previous edition's finalists.
"I think we are more confident than India and Sri Lanka at the moment," Domingo has said. "Sri Lanka are down in a series in New Zealand and I don't think India have won a game in Australia.
"New Zealand and Australia's confidence levels are obviously up because they are playing in conditions they are used to, but we beat New Zealand in New Zealand and we ran Australia close in Australia. There's not too much to choose between the sides."
Second-ranked India (115 ratings points) are currently above South Africa (113 points) in the ODI rankings for teams, while Sri Lanka (108 points) sit one spot below Domingo's men at four.
South Africa are upbeat after recently defeating eighth-ranked West Indies 4-1 in a home ODI series.
The ICC Cricket World Cup gets underway with co-hosts New Zealand taking on Sri Lanka in Christchurch on February 14 and England taking on Australia later the same day.
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