With less than 100 days to go for the 2015 World Cup, former Indian Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar Backs India to defend their World Cup Crown which they won in 2011. He also believes that spinners will be a huge factor in the upcoming World Cup.

“I feel India can surprise a lot of people and I also believe the spinners will come into play. People talk about the pitches for fast bowlers but because of the size of the grounds, I think spinners could be important,” he said during the launch of his book at the Lords Cricket Ground last night.

He also added that India, Australia and South Africa along with dark horses (according to him) New Zealand to reach the semi-finals without any difficulties.

When asked about England, he told England doesn’t seem to have a good World Cup in Australia. He told the British Media when they asked about the chances of England in the cricket extravaganza “Anything is possible in this sport but going on current form I don’t think England will be that competitive,” he said.

Sachin, who retired in 2013 has played for 24 long years and finally managed to place his hands on the trophy in 2011 when India defeated Sri Lanka in the finals at Mumbai.

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