New Delhi: VVS Laxman, Friday, said openers Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir will be key to Indias campaign in the World Cup starting next month and the duo will have to fire if the co-hosts want to lift the coveted trophy.
Laxman tipped India as hot favourites given the favourable home conditions and the crowd support.
Gambhir and Sehwag have been very important players for India. They have been doing well and they will have a huge role to play in the World Cup, said the Test specialist.
India have the best chance to win the World Cup. I dont want to put undue pressure on the players. But I think the team can touch the glory of 1983. They have the potential and talent to lift the trophy. The team has been performing consistently over the last year and a half.
The event is happening in India so we will have favourable conditions. With all the encouragement and crowd support, it will boost India's confidence, he said.