Tendulkar backs India for Cricket World Cup success

Sachin Tendulkar (AFP)
Sachin Tendulkar (AFP)
Cape Town - Legendary batsman Sachin Tendulkar believes India have a fantastic opportunity to win this year's Cricket World Cup in England.

Tendulkar was part of the India side which lifted the trophy on home soil back in 2011 and says they will go into the tournament this year as one of the favourites.

The now 46-year-old says the IPL has left his compatriots full of confidence and the fact that a hot summer is forecast could play into India's hands.

"When we (India) played the Champions Trophy (in 2017), the wickets were superb," Tendulkar said.

"When the sun is out and it is hot, the wicket gets really flat. I am sure they are going to give beautiful tracks to bat on.

"I personally don't think there will be much difference in the conditions unless there is heavy cloud cover.

"When there is heavy cloud cover, the ball might move around a bit, but that happens in any part of the world for some time, I don't see it happening for a longer duration, just for a few overs, if at all.

"The World Cup will be played in England, but hopefully, it will be coming to India."

India kick off their World Cup campaign with a game against South Africa in Southampton on June 5.
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