New Zealander Wright was in charge of the Indian team in 2003 which finished runners-up to Australia.
He has since been succeeded by Greg Chappell and after watching India steamroll West Indies by nine wickets in their final warm-up game on Friday, Wright was impressed by what he saw.
"They are further ahead than we were in 2003. We had a tough tour to New Zealand prior to the World Cup and at this stage last time out, we lost to what was virtually a Natal third side," said Wright.
"India are well ahead of that. They have also beaten Sri Lanka at home. At this stage they are better placed."
India were comprehensively outplayed in the one-day series 4-1 when they toured the Caribbean last year although they did take the Tests 1-0 for a first series win in the West Indies for 35 years.
"The one-dayers didn't go well but the team will have remembered the conditions," said Wright.
"They will remember how the wickets behaved. Is is better to chase runs or put them in? You need to do the research."
The toss will be crucial at the World Cup where the quality of pitches has already been brought into question during the warm-up games.
Dravid saw his bowlers dismiss the West Indies for just 85 at Trelawny in Jamaica on Friday while, on the same day, South Africa protested over the state of the pitch at the Frank Worrall Ground in Trinidad in their game with Pakistan.
Play was held up for 10 minutes as discussions with officials continued.
Both those venues, however, were warm-up grounds and will not be used for World Cup matches.
"We just want to forget about the pitches right now," said Dravid.
"We do not talk about them too much in our team meetings because what we are focussing on is the performance of our team.
"We are focussing on the flexibility we can build in our squad, the depth we can build in our squad, and we are pretty confident that we have the team that can perform on any type of pitch.
"It's not really going to be an issue because it's going to be the same for both teams on any given day, and it will come down to the team that performs better on the day, and the team which does this will win."