Former Indian Test great VVS Laxman believes that the current Indian team led by MS Dhoni has the capability to win the ICC World Cup 2015.
Laxman feels that going by India’s current form in ODI format, where they crushed Sri Lanka (5-0) at home and did the same to England (3-1) at their own backyard some months back, he is left with no doubt that India will surely defend the title.
During an interview with PTI, Laxman said:
“As far as the World Cup is concerned no one starts as favourites because atleast 4-5 teams are playing top-class cricket right now. But the way the Indian team is playing in ODI format, I have no doubt that they will be able to defend the title. The advantage that India will be having is that they will be spending more than two months in Australia prior to the WC.”
Laxman also feels that India’s success in the ICC World Cup 2015 will depend a lot upon how the youngsters get accustomed to the bouncy tracks during the Border-Gavaskar Trophy and if they are able to do so, India will surely do well throughout the tour including the World Cup.
“It will be a great opportunity for the young team to showcase their talent and potential. It will be a highly competitive series but I am sure that the players have got the potential to do well. It will be very important to get used to the bouncy and fast wickets of Australia and once they get used to it, I am sure they will do well,”
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