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Dravid talks up India's chances

1st February 2019, 12:35 by Nick Harris

Rahul Dravid has talked up India's chances of winning the World Cup in England and says Virat Kohli’s men are among the favourites.

Having won 14 of their last 15 ODIs, India are up to number two in the rankings behind hosts England.

They have more experience of winning international trophies than England, though, and won the World Cup on English soil back in 1983.

Dravid, who played in the 1999 World Cup in England said: “The wickets will be very different compared to 1999, they’ve become very flat.

"I expect it to be a very high-scoring World Cup. We went with India A last year and 300 was regularly scored, so it’ll be a lot more high-scoring than 1999.

"We used the Duke’s ball then, now it’s Kookaburra… plus two new balls and field restrictions are there, so we can’t compare the World Cups.

"But India are playing very good cricket and definitely go in as one of the favourites. Hopefully, the boys can peak over the next few months."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Nick Harris is a long-standing journalist who specialises in football and rugby league. An avid golfer, Nick also follows the major boxing fights closely.

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