Johannesburg - The South African cricket team will not take any disappointment from their Champions Trophy experience to their ODI series in Sri Lanka, fast bowler Chris Morris said on Monday.
"But I don't believe that. It's only a choke if you were in a position to win the game and we never were.
"We were behind the eight-ball already 20 overs in.
Morris made his ODI debut for South Africa in the Champions Trophy in England last month.
The South Africans will play five ODIs and three T20 internationals on the tour of the island nation.
"Sri Lanka will be bloody hot. Sohail Tanvir, who's from Pakistan, said it will be even hotter than India.
"And nothing can prepare you for the heat in India. I knew it would be hot, but it was a proper mental test for me.
"It's going to be tough but I hope the pitches are similar to India.
"I've spoken to Dale Steyn and he said I've got to be a lot straighter and the right lengths are valuable too. And I've been working hard on my slower balls.
"Everyone can bowl the off-cutter slower ball, but it has to be the right length, while I'm also working on the back-of-the-hand and leg-break slower balls.
South Africa's first match in Sri Lanka is an ODI on July 20 in Colombo.