Dubai: India and Sri Lanka will be hot favourites to win next year`s cricket World Cup which would be held in the sub-continent, according to former Australian wicketkeeper Rodney Marsh.
Marsh feels Asian countries will have an edge during the February-March tournament which would be jointly hosted by India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.
Talking to reporters, Marsh said Australia`s chances in the World Cup would also get clearer depending on how they fare against India and England in the coming days.
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"I think we`ll get a fair idea of how Australia are going to fair in the ICC Cricket World Cup once we`ve seen the results of the one-day games Australia are playing against India and also against England.
"We`ll also get an idea of how England and India are going to fair too with those results," Marsh, who represented Australia in 92 ODIs, said on this week`s ICC Cricket World audio show.
"I think the fact that the tournament is being held in the sub-continent means it will be very difficult for teams England, Australia, New Zealand or South Africa to win.”
"I would think a team from Asia would be successful, perhaps Sri Lanka, I quite fancy them for the title and of course India," he said.
Marsh is an ICC Cricket Hall of Famer, who played in the 1975 and 1983 World Cups in England.