ICC Champions Trophy: You can't rest on your laurels, says Virat Kohli

  • ICC Champions Trophy: You can't rest on your laurels, says Virat Kohli

ICC Champions Trophy: You can't rest on your laurels, says Virat Kohli

India, who cruised to their target with 12 overs to spare, joined England and Bangladesh in the last four and will know their semi-final opponents after the final Group B game between Sri Lanka and Pakistan on Monday.

Ab de Villiers and Faf du Plessis looked good in the early going, but a miscommunication in the middle arrested the team's momentum. This is the third time these two players have been involved in a runout with eachother in a ICC match.

India put together a ruthless performance today at the Oval in London as they thrashed South Africa by eight wickets in the International Cricket Council (ICC) Champions Trophy. "If you take wickets, every good team feels under pressure".

AB de Villiers is widely regarded as the modern-day great of the gentlemen's game who is more than capable of turning the match around single-handedly on his day.

"Maybe because of how much limited-overs cricket we play, I think the players are getting more experienced in hard situations", he said. Until you have a team effort you can't win games, especially in conditions you are unfamiliar with.

"Because I'm a good captain".

We are the No.1 team in the world.

Outsiders Pakistan are banking on their unpredictability playing its part as they vie for the right to reach the Champions Trophy semi-finals. "When those factors are not there, you pay the price and it's the team's approach that has been the missing ingredient", he added.

His fourth Champions Trophy didn't work out, but that hasn't stopped him looking forward to what he hopes will be his fourth Cricket World Cup in 2019, back in England. Just five balls later, du Plessis was involved in another run-out as both he and David Miller saw a breakdown in communication result in both players running to the same end. "We just sort of want to go get through this hurt now, because it's hurting quite bad".

"That's something the opposition always think about".

It was superb start by Indian bowlers and it continued for the rest of the match. It was just a very poor batting performance.

This year has seen Hafeez again contributing with ball as well as bat, having remodelled his action after a period of suspension for an illegal delivery.

Any drop in intensity and thinking that they will just turn up and win the game, would be foolhardy and could backfire, like it happened against Sri Lanka in their second league match.