Traditionally, South Africa have had the upper hand against defending champions India at the World Cups, having beaten them thrice in as many meetings. Domingo, though paid very little heed to history and said they need to be wary of India's strong batting line-up at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG).

"Whatever has happened in the past in previous World Cups will count for very little on Sunday," he was quoted as saying by

"We haven't thought too much about whether we have got a psychological advantage over India or not. We are just focusing hard on our preparations this week. We know India are the current World Champions and a wonderful ODI side,” he said.

"When asked if this was the biggest game for the team in the pool stage, Domingo was of the view that every game in the group was equally important. Every game we play for South Africa is a big game and that's the way we want to approach it. We know that there is always a lot of hype when India is in town. They have got massive support and some really big players in their side. But we are not seeing it as a high profile game," the Proteas coach said.

"Although it is early in the tournament, a lot of positives can be taken out of a good result or a decent performance against a side like India. It is going to be a big stage for some of our players who haven't experienced that type of atmosphere before. A lot has been spoken about India's winless tour Down Under but against Pakistan, they looked dominant and played like champions,” he said.

Domingo and Co. were wary of India's potential in ODIs and felt the need to be on top of their game to topple the title holders.

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