India favorites for World T20

Former Indian cricketer Sunil Gavaskar looks on during the launch of a new album Khamoshi Ki Awaz by Ghazal maestro Pankaj Udhas in Mumbai late November 7, 2014. AFP PHOTO/STR (Photo credit should read STRDEL/AFP/Getty Images)

The Indian legendary batsman Sunil Gavaskar was impressed to see the way Indian team has performed during the T20 match against Australia yesterday which is why he believes that India are top contenders for the World T20 title scheduled to be played in their own backyard. He also backed the comments of former Sri Lankan cricketer and now a commentator Russell Arnold.


“The way the Indian team has played and the way Russell Arnold has said, it looks like they are the favourites. The top of the order, Virat Kohli is in splendid form, Rohit (Sharma) is in great touch as well. Shikhar (Dhawan) might not have scored enough runs, but I think that’s a great sign for the Indian team because when they head back home in familiar conditions, with the ball also helping the spinners, then I think India certainly will be the team to watch out for,” Gavaskar told NDTV.


He was delighted to see the way the Indian team was shaping up because the way the batsmen and bowlers were performing is a good sight for Indian cricket with the T20 World Cup around the corner.

“Batting wise they are clicking massively and in bowling they have discovered the right line and length. The Indian team is shaping up well, particularly after the inclusion of Jasprit Bumrah, Ashish Nehra and Yuvraj Singh,” the cricketer -turned-analyst added.”