India a strong contender for World Cup, Tiwary

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Jamshedpur, Feb 8 (PTI) Team India southpaw SauravTiwary today said India was a strong contender for theforthcoming World Cup and predicted that Mahender Singh Dhoniled Indian team would clash with Australia in the final.

The skipper of Jharkhand Ranji Team, Saurav, who wasundergoing coaching here for the T20 East Zone tournament tobe held in Cuttack, said barring the South Africa series,India have won consistently last seven/eight series and theplayers were all in top gear ahead of the mega championship.

Talking to newsmen here, he predicted that apart fromIndia and Australia, the other two team would be England andSri Lanka to make into the last four.

Asked whether the fielding was a concern for theteam, Tiwary, who has switched over to Royal Challenge,Bangalore team from Mumbai Indian for the forthcoming IPL4,said the fielding of the team was also improving graduallywhile the batsmen and bowlers have the potential to grab thecup being held in India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka fromFebruary 19.

To a query whether pinch hitter Yusuf Pathan shouldbe promoting in the batting line up, Tiwary said it dependedon the situation of the match but a match-winner Pathan canbat at any position. .

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