Saturday 22 June 2013 

Video - Cook Confident Ahead Of England's 'Big Day'

England captain Alastair Cook is looking forward to his side's 'big day' at the ICC Champions Trophy 2013 final at Edgbaston when they will take on India.

Despite their training being interrupted by rain, he is not too concerned, maintaining that because his side has played a lot of cricket already this summer, they are more than ready to meet the 2011 World Cup winners.

He also adds that it is high time that England end a 38-year wait (since the first World Cup in 1975) for a global 50-over trophy.

"One of our major goals this summer was to try and win the Champions Trophy," he said.

"And not only will it break that duck of 38 years (without an ODI trophy) , but also prepare well for the World Cup as well, if you're looking long term."

And although India have progressed to the final by winning all four of their matches in the competition (England got there despite losing to Sri Lanka), Cook adds that in recent years, England have had the edge over India on home soil.

"They're unbeaten and (have) played some very good cricket - so, you know, we're happy with that. But our record against India last time we played them in England is a good record. So, you know, we can certainly take a lot from that."

Video courtesy of SNTV

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