Team India has self-belief to retain World Cup title in 2015, says Kapil Dev

A key reason behind India's struggles in Australia in particular has been their inability to adapt to different conditions and while Kapil Dev admitted that would be an issue, he felt his country still had the ability to become just the third team in history to achieve back-to-back World Cup titles.

updated: July 31, 2013 19:14 IST
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Melbourne: India's 1983 World Cup winning skipper Kapil Dev feels the growing self belief of the Indian cricket team that they can win regularly outside their own borders could hold them in good stead to defend the 2015 World Cup title in Australia and New Zealand. (In pics - Legends relive World Cup memories)

Indian sides have notoriously played like champs at home and chumps overseas, but Kapil thinks the country's triumph at this year's Champions Trophy in the United Kingdom could prove to be a pivotal moment on the road to the game's showpiece event in early 2015. (Also read: ICC unkind to Brisbane)

"I think recently it's happening, they start believing, it's the self-belief," Kapil said at the tournament launch on Tuesday.

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