VVS Laxman backs India to win ODI series against Australia

VVS Laxman, who retired from international cricket last year, was presented the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Sports Illustrated India's annual sports award ceremony yesterday.

updated: October 02, 2013 11:21 IST
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Gurgaon: Former Test batsman VVS Laxman believes the current Indian cricket team is hungry for more success and backed the hosts to triumph over Australia in the upcoming limited-over series.

"There are lot of talented cricketers in the Indian side who are eager to perform. The upcoming Australia series at home will be a good test for them. I think India are favourites to win the series. They have the fire power to do it," Laxman told reporters at an award function here on Tuesday night.

India will be playing Australia in a seven-match ODI series preceded by a T20 encounter at Rajkot on October 10.

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