India, Sri Lanka favourites to win World Cup: Rodney Marsh

Last Updated: Oct 22, 2010, 19:14 PM IST

Dubai: Former Australian wicket-keeper Rodney Marsh has tipped the sub-continent`s countries to win the cricket World Cup in 2011, co-hosted by India, Sri lanka and Bangladesh.
Marsh, who played in the 1975 and 1983 World Cups in England said Thursday the teams from the south Asian sub-continent will be the ones to watch out for next year.

`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,` said Marsh.

On how Australia will fare in the tournament, Marsh opined: `We will get a fair idea of how Australia are going to fair in the World Cup once we have seen the results of the one-day games they are playing against India and also against England. We will also get an idea of how England and India are going to fare too with those results`.
Marsh represented Australia in 92 one-day internationals.