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Would be disappointed if India don’t win World Cup: Mohammad Azharuddin

Mohammad Azharuddin believes that Virat Kohli-led India have a balanced squad and are favourites to win ICC World Cup 2019

By: Sports Desk |
Updated: May 7, 2019 9:06:14 pm
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Former Indian skipper Mohammad Azharuddin backs two-time World Champion India to win the upcoming ICC World Cup 2019. Azharuddin described Indian squad as a balanced one despite the controversy surrounding Ambati Rayudu’s exclusion from the side and expects them to lift the World Cup trophy in England.

“India have a very good chance (in the World Cup) because we have got a very balanced side. We have got good bowlers, good batsmen and then our fielding is very good (and has) improved a lot over a period of time,” Azharuddin told PTI.

“I would be disappointed if India doesn’t win the World Cup and I’m hoping that we will bring the Cup,” he said.

Azhar, did not seem too concerned about Indian skipper Virat Kohli’s poor run in Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019 leading Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), who ended their campaign at the bottom of the table.

“Ups and downs happen in life. But looking at his records and statistics, there is no need to worry. I feel he (Kohli) would have saved his best for the World Cup,” said the 56-year-old.

Azharuddin has led India in three World Cups in 1992, 1996 and 1999.

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