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Virat Kohli wary of being favourites but says India will cope with pressure

• Kohli claims group-stage thrashing of Pakistan is irrelevant to the final
• ‘Everyone is aware of the talent they have – they can beat any side in the world’

Virat Kohli said India will be neither intimidated nor arrogant when they face Pakistan in Sunday’s Champions Trophy final despite the widely held expectation his players will be the ones donning the International Cricket Council’s natty white blazers come the end of the blockbuster encounter. Kohli’s defending champions are the world’s No1 one-day team in waiting – victory here would knock South Africa off top spot – and after a nine-wicket demolition of Bangladesh in Thursday’s second semi-final face the side they so comprehensively outplayed when their campaign got off to a flyer a fortnight ago.

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