Indian cricket team captain MS Dhoni has said his One-Day International team (ODI) has got the talent and capability to perform under any circumstances or in any conditions and can defend the World Cup title 2015 co- hosted by Australia and New Zealand.
In a statement released by the ICC celebrating “100 days to go to the 2015 World Cup“, Dhoni said, “The World Cup is the biggest prize in cricket and to defend the title in Australia and New Zealand next year is a special opportunity. Like all the players, as well as millions of die-hard India cricket supporters around the globe, I look forward to the tournament with anticipation and excitement.”
India will play first match of World Cup 2015 against Pakistan at the Adelaide Oval and Dhoni said that the upcoming tour to Australia will be a great opportunity for the youngsters as well as for others players in the team to perform well and adapt themselves to Australian conditions which would be beneficial for them for the world cup preparations. India will play a tri-series in Australia, apart from a five-match Test series starting Dec 4.
“The tour to Australia in the lead up to the World Cup will be a good opportunity to hone our skills and, like all the sides participating in the tournament, be fully prepared for cricket’s ultimate prize,” Dhoni added.
The tournament begins on February 14 with New Zealand taking on Sri Lanka at the Hagley Oval in Christchurch.