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Press Trust of India, PTI
Bhopal, January 14, 2003
Legendary all-rounder and former Indian captain Kapil Dev has said that notwithstanding the poor show of the team in New Zealand, India can win this year's World Cup in South Africa. Kapil Dev said there was no need to be disheartened by India's poor display in New Zealand and one should look at the team's performance in totality in last 10 months.

"One should not worry about the fact that not many rate high India's chances of winning," he said here last evening.

"After all even in 1983, no one rated us highly. Yet we managed to win playing some inspired cricket," said the World Cup winning captain.

But he said the competition would get extremely tough after the super six stage and India would have to reproduce their best form to get the better of other teams.

"All the teams that make it to the last six stage of the tournament are almost of the same strength and calibre. And the team that plays well on that particular day will lift the Cup," he said.