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India is favourite to win Champions Trophy: Saha

India is overwhelming favourite to retain the Champions Trophy title, country’s Test wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha said.

India is favourite to win Champions Trophy: Saha
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India test wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha

Kolkata

“My first choice is India, the second choice is India and the third choice is also India. They have been playing really well,” Saha told reporters. 

“I don’t regret not being part of the team. I want the team to win. The team that has the best all-rounders will have an edge. India is obviously my pick. There is no pressure on India. If it takes the pressure and play then that will not be good. If it does not take the pressure and play (with the confidence) as defending champion, then it will be good,” the wicket-keeper batsman said. 

On India s opening match against arch-rivals Pakistan on June 4, Saha said, “It is better to not look at which opposition we are playing. Instead, we should look at the process. If the batsmen and bowlers do their job properly, then we will win no matter whether we play Australia, Pakistan or England,” Saha said adding he would watch the match from Kashmir where he’s heading for a holiday after a gruelling Test and IPL season. 

Saha further backed captain Virat Kohli and former captain MS Dhoni to do well in the tournament. “Kohli is always positive on and off the field. He never thinks if I fail then what. Whenever he plays a shot he is 110 per cent sure. Everybody goes through lean patches. He may overcome that. Dhoni has been playing as per the team s needs. Earlier, he was playing with attacking approach, now he is playing more sensibly,” Saha added.

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