New Delhi: Home conditions and a strong team make India one of the favourites to win the Junior World Cup hockey which starts here on Friday, feels India chief coach Greg Clark.
India play last edition's runners-up Netherlands in a Pool C match on Friday and Clark very well understands the importance of the opening game.
"We feel we have prepared well. First game of every tournament is really important. It gives you good momentum going forward. It gives you good confidence," he told reporters on the sidelines of the unveiling of the trophy at a city hotel here.