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The Proteas skipper is confident his side can reach the World Cup final for the first time and set up a clash with either Australia or India at the MCG on Sunday.
Standing in South Africa’s way are co-hosts New Zealand, however de Villiers says there is no side in the tournament who can beat the Proteas when they are at their best.
“We have a lot of confidence behind us. I feel the team is in a really good space at a really good time. We have a lot of reason to be confident,” De Villiers is quoted as saying by AFP.
“If we play to our full potential, no one is going to stop us in this tournament.”
De Villiers says he is not bothered by the ‘chokers’ tag and that his side were chomping at the bit to get out on the field.
“There has been a lot of emphasis on our past and South Africa not doing well at World Cups. I have gone through the whole package of emotions, fighting it, accepting it, then fighting it again,” he said.
“I honestly am not putting emphasis on that at all.
“We know if we play a good game of cricket we will come out on top. We are that confident in our abilities as a cricket team.
“We have been through a lot of hardship in the past with our World Cup games but we feel very fresh and are very excited for tomorrow.”