The Standard Bank Proteas will remain focused on what is in their control in their ICC Champions Trophy Group B match against Pakistan at Edgbaston in Birmingham on Wednesday. Rain has affected most of the matches played this week, and further interruptions are possible for the match on Wednesday despite a clearer forecast. Proteas captain, AB de Villiers, says the team has had thorough preparation despite the weather, and go into the match with an emphasis on adapting to what the conditions bring on the day.
The Proteas beat Pakistan by 67 runs the last time the teams met at Edgbaston during the 2013 ICC Champions Trophy, a low-scoring match highlighted by a man-of-the-match performance of 81 from Hashim Amla. The match will be played on the same wicket which hosted the first two matches at the venue; two high-scoring rain-affected matches. De Villiers says the squad is confident heading into another crunch match after their opening win of the tournament against Sri Lanka on Saturday. He admits there are areas of improvement following the win, but has stressed the importance of applying the basics consistently throughout the match.

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