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'India will be the team to watch out for at the World T20'

January 27, 2016 09:40 IST

Virat Kohli of India reacts after taking a catch

IMAGE: Virat Kohli of India reacts after taking a catch to dismiss Steven Smith of Australia during the Twenty20 International at Adelaide Oval. Photograph: Daniel Kalisz/Getty Images

Former captain Sunil Gavaskar feels hosts India will start as favourites at the upcoming World Twenty20.

The Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led side outplayed Australia by 37 runs and their performance drew a tweet from former Sri Lankan cricketer
Russell Arnold, saying "India looking like serious contenders #World T20". Gavaskar backed Arnold's views. 

"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.

"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," he added.

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