ICC World Twenty20

Cook backs Proteas at ICC World T20

2016-03-16 08:47
Stephen Cook (File)

Cape Town - South Africa’s new Test opener Stephen Cook has backed South Africa to do well at the upcoming ICC World TwentyT20 in India, but has conceded that big tournaments have been regular cause for disappointment for local cricket fans.

“I think we do get nervous when we play at the big tournaments,” Cook concedes on Wednesday’s episode of The Dan Nicholl Show, which returns for a third season at 19:00 on SuperSport 1.

“But we have an exciting team, and I think we’ve got a very good chance.”

Cook also reflects on his long awaited Test debut against England in January, a call-up he marked with a century.

“It was an incredible moment when I got selected,” Cook reflects with great pride.

“I think I never gave up hope, but I was realistic enough to know that things were starting to dwindle the older I got. Luckily that day came along, so I’m very proud.”

Cook is joined on the show by 2012 London Olympic medallist Bridgitte Hartley, who looks back on her magical moment at the last Games, and discusses her hopes for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics; and actor and model Maps Maponyane, who talks about his movie career, life as a model, and the football expectations he grew up with as the son of the great Marks Maponyane.

The opening show of season three also features a visit to award-winning restaurant The Test Kitchen with outgoing Miss South Africa Liesel Laurie, and a very saucy gift for the show from Maps Maponyane.

Watch a Sport24 exclusive clip of Stephen Cook on The Dan Nicholl Show HERE

Watch highlights of Wednesday's episode HERE 

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