Three times world cup champion Australian cricketer Ricky Ponting has picked that Australia are favorites in the 2015 cricket world cup. In an interview given to bcci.tv Ponting also predicted that Indian cricket team will be a dangerous side in the world cup as tournament progresses.
Ricky Ponting said, “I think Australia are favourites. It is a tag that will sit well with them. Most World Cups I have been part of, we were favourites. But you don’t think about it. You just go out there, try and prepare as well as you can and go and play.”
“Just because you’re the favourite going into the game, doesn’t change anything. But this team, they were very impressive in their first game against England and the balance they have in the squad right now is probably as good as I have seen for a while,” he added.
On Indian team, two times world cup winning team captain Ricky said that India’s victory over Pakistan is a morale booster for them after nightmare of test series and tri-series.
Ponting said, “I think they will get better. It was a very encouraging start for India the other day, although I thought it was a pretty weak Pakistani side. India got into the World Cup after a tough time in the Test series and the tri-series. But I got a feeling that they got a bit of a downtime after that and started to build things up at the start of this tournament.”
Ricky Ponting has great belief that if Indian batsmen play to their potential they can be very dangerous. He said, “India have got too many class players in their team to not be serious contenders at some stage. If they happen to play as well as they can, they are very dangerous.”