We have good chance of winning CT final: Cook

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Published: Thursday, June 20, 2013, 12:56 [IST]
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London, June 20: England captain Alastair Cook believes his team has a "good chance" of winning the Champions Trophy on Sunday when they contest the final at Edgbaston.

Cook and his men eased past South Africa in the semi-final on Wednesday (June 19) at The Oval. Now, they await the winners of India-Sri Lanka second semis on Thursday.

We have good chance of winning: Cook

"I think it's a great achievement (if England win Champions Trophy). It's very hard to compare between one-day and the Ashes and stuff. It's very clear at the beginning of summer we have certain goals we wanted to try to achieve, and one of them was to win the Champions Trophy. And we've given ourselves a great opportunity to do that.

"Probably just before New Zealand, when it was raining at Cardiff, it was looking a little bit hairy there, but luckily we skated there by playing. And as I said today we were excellent, and it's in our own hands. If we turn up and deliver good skills, we have a good chance of winning," said Cook after the match.

England have never won a global ODI tournament and according to statistics, this would be their 70th attempt at claiming a silverware.

"It would be a massive achievement. It's very hard to do. It's taken a long time to get to the finals. We got to the finals in 2004 and couldn't quite get over the line. I hope this time we can get one better," said Cook.


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