Ganguly hopeful about India’s chances at 2011 World Cup

Friday, December 24, 2010

SILIGURI - Former Indian cricket captain Sourav Ganguly said he is hopeful the recently announced Indian squad would win the forthcoming World Cup.

Interacting with mediapersons here on Thursday, Ganguly said that seeing the performance of Indian players at home ground, a victory in the World Cup could be expected.

“I am very hopeful. India is a very strong One Day International (ODI) team and they are playing it at home. If they can handle the pressure of the people at home, they’ll be at the side who can win the World Cup,” said Ganguly.

He further remarked that the team’s performance in the first test against South Africa was disappointing but he was optimistic of the second test in Durban.

“Nobody wants to lose, am sure none of us, none of the players, or the team, or the supporters would be happy with the loss. But it can happen. You can win some game, you can lose some game, and am sure they will bounce back in the next tour… obviously toss will be important,” said Ganguly.

The Cricket World Cup is scheduled to take place in India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, beginning from February 19, 2011. By Tarak Sarkar (ANI)

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