Wed, 29 Aug 2012 09:06:05 GMT | By IANS

Ganguly picks India World T20 favourites, Windies dark horses

New Delhi: Sourav Ganguly Tuesday said India have the firepower to win the Twenty20 World Cup in Sri Lanka next month and termed the West Indies as the dark horses.


Ganguly picks India World T20 favourites, Windies dark horses (© AFP)

"When you have players like Virat Kohli, Gautam Gambhir, Virender Sehwag, M.S. Dhoni and Yuvraj Singh it is very difficult to count India out. There is a lot of firepower there," said the former India captain at a promotional event organised by World T20 broadcaster ESPN Star Sports.

Asked about Piyush Chawla and Lakshmipathy Balaji's selection, Ganguly quipped that Chawla is proving to be a lucky mascot as India won the World Cup with him in the squad. As for Balaji, he said, the Tamil Nadu medium-pacer bowled exceedingly well in Pakistan under his captaincy and that he looked good playing for the Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League last season.

"India have most things going in their favour. The tournament is happening in the sub-continent and they will be confident after their good show in the One-day series in Sri Lanka. Having said that, the tournament format is short and India are in a tough group," said Ganguly, adding that it will be difficult to stop India if Sehwag fires at the top.

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