Australia Tour Will Decide India's World Cup Fortunes: Stephen Fleming

Stephen Fleming feels that the Indian players need to avoid burnout to stay fit for the World Cup after their tour of Australia.

Updated: November 08, 2014 17:48 IST
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Mumbai: Former New Zealand skipper Stephen Fleming feels India's upcoming tour of Australia next month will determine how the defending champions' campaign pans out in the World Cup next year.

"If they play well in the Test series, if they play well in the one-dayers, they are going to be in a very good position to challenge for the Cup. But I stress, they have got to play well for those three months to get used to the conditions and environment and that will be an advantage. If they do not, then a disadvantage," Fleming told reporters last night at a Tourism New Zealand event.

He also felt that players will need to manage themselves well to avoid burning out during the World Cup.

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