India have got ‘fantastic chance’ to lift World Cup: Vengsarkar

Vastavam web: Former India skipper Dilip Vengsarkar believes that the Virat-Kohli led team has a “fantastic chance” to lift the upcoming World Cup, which begins on May 30 in United Kingdom. India begin their campaign against South Africa on June 5 at Southampton. “India has got a fantastic chance to win the World Cup. At-least last four they will go definitely. But the final, I can’t predict to be honest. But we have got extreme potential and all the players are (in) good form,” Vengsarkar told reporters here on Monday.

Vengsarkar, who is the mentor of the T20 Mumbai League, was speaking after the organisers Mumbai Cricket Association announced its second season which will begin from May 14. League’s ambassador Sachin Tendulkar and mentor Sunil Gavaskar were also present. Tendulkar also said Mumbai still has enough talent.

“I don’t think we are down in the dumps at all. There have been occasions where we have gone to the semis and final (in the Ranji Trophy). I feel with this T20 League’s performance, as Mr (Sunil) Gavaskar put it correctly, a number of careers started.

“I think 4-5 players were picked up by IPL teams to represent their teams. I think it’s a beginning when we compare ourselves to someone like Punjab who has 14 players playing for various teams (in the IPL). I am sure we can get there. We have got good talent here in Mumbai cricket. It is all about opportunities and I keep coming back to that,” he said.