Brendon McCullum says India are favourites against Australia

The seven match ODI series begins at Pune and will be preceded by a Twenty20 International at Rajkot on Thursday.

updated: October 08, 2013 19:51 IST
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New Delhi: New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum feels India are clear favourites to win the home ODI series against Australia starting on Sunday.

"In their own conditions, India are surely a formidable opposition. They are incredibly well led by MS Dhoni and have got some very successful players in their ranks. Australia are a better team than what the Ashes result showed. But I still think India will win at home," McCullum told IANS before leaving for Dhaka where he leads his team against Bangladesh.

Former New Zealand fast bowler Simon Doull concurred with his compatriot.

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