Tough for India to win World T20: Kapil

Last Updated: Fri, Sep 14, 2012 20:02 hrs

New Delhi, Sept 14 (IBNS) Former India captain Kapil Dev feels that it will be tough for Mahendra Singh Dhoni to lead India to their second World Twenty20 title in Sri Lanka.

Kapil said his doubts are strong because of the way India played in their last T20 International against New Zealand.

"My heart says something and mind says something else. My heart says that India will win the World Cup and my cricketing brain thinks that they will find it very difficult. The way they played in the last T20 against New Zealand is not a good sign ahead of such an important tournament," Kapil said during a promotional event here Friday.

"India lost from a winning position and one cannot let go opportunities just like that. A team can lose confidence if they are defeats like these," Kapil added.

"Getting off to a good start in the tournament will be a key thing and then should think about the later part of the tournament," he added.

Kapil said all will depend on the batting line-up if India have to win the World Twenty20.

"India´s biggest strength is the batting. Every team has 1-2 match winning batsmen, but India have around 5-6 batsmen who can turn the match all by themselves. But then, they will have to avoid complacency," he said.

Kapil said Dhoni has proved himself as a captain. "He has done enough as captain and doesn´t need to prove anything to anyone," he said.

The Legendary all-rounder also praised comeback man Yuvraj Singh.

"Everyone is talking about it, but then for me his comeback is more than whatever he does on the field. It is not about scoring 100 or 50 or taking five wickets but the spirit that he has showed," he said.

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