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India favourites to win 2019 World Cup: Sehwag

by Sahir Usman Apr 20, 2018 • 23:44 PM

Kolkata, April 20 - Celebrated former opening batsman Virender Sehwag on Friday said India are favourites to lift the 2019 ICC World Cup to be held in England.

"We are favourites to win the 2019 World Cup," Sehwag said during the launch of Boria Majumdar's book 'Eleven Gods and A Billion Indians' at the Fannatic Sports Museum here.

Sehwag said this Indian team under Virat Kohli has the potential to win a Test series abroad despite their 1-2 defeat in South Africa in the recently concluded test series.

"This team has the capability to win Test series outside India. We could have won the first or second Test if we played one session well with the bat," said Sehwag who is Kings XI Punjab's mentor in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL). Punjab take on Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) on Saturday.

Asked if this bowling attack is the best till date, Sehwag said, "In our days, we had (Javagal) Srinath , Zaheer (Khan), (Ajit) Agarkar and Ashish (Nehra). But they rarely got to play together and when they did we reached the final in the 2003 World Cup.

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