Sachin Tendulkar Backs India to Defend World Cup

Sachin Tendulkar, who retired from cricket in November 2013, was India's leading run-scorer in the team's 2011 World Cup triumph. The Little Master feels spinners will play a key role in Australia and therein lies India's chances.

Updated: November 08, 2014 13:59 IST
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Sachin Tendulkar was the highest scorer for India in the World Cup 2011.


London: Batting legend Sachin Tendulkar believes India stands a good chance of winning the next 50-over World Cup and says spinners will play a role in the mega event, scheduled to be held in Australia and New Zealand.

He was asked to make his forecast for the 2015 championship at the launch of his autobiography at Lord's Cricket Ground here. (Sachin Tendulkar Maintains Test Matches Will Always be on Top)

"I feel India can surprise a lot of people and I also believe the spinners will come into play," he said.

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