New Delhi: Ahead of the ICC World Twenty20, New Zealand's T20 skipper Kane Williamson said that India are the favourites to win the tournament.
"India will probably be the favorites for this tournament. But all teams will come here believing they can win this tournament," Williamson was quoted as saying by PTI.
Williamson feels that India have too many match-winners in their side and it makes them a dangerous unit.
"I think being the favourites, they are certainly a team that will be tough to beat (in) the competition. They have got a number of players who can win the matches. That's part and parcel of having a good short format side and so that's certainly what the Indian side have," Williamson added,” added Williamson.
In fact, in their World T20 opener, New Zealand will face Men in Blue on March 15 in Nagpur.
Williamson took the captaincy charge from Brendon McCullum, who has recently hung his international boots.
The 25-year-old skipper said that Black Caps are going through a transitional phase after the retirement of the McCullum and stressed that they needed to play smart cricket as per the conditions.
"It's important we adapt and play good and smart cricket. Cricket can be quite different in these conditions. We need to prepare well. Coming here things will be a little bit different. We need to be smart.
"Brendon was very exceptional as a leader, the way he batted and off the field. It's an exciting challenge. The team has come along a long way in recent years. We are relatively quite young. We are a good mix of youth and experience. It makes for an exciting side," he said.
(With PTI inputs)