Bangalore, Feb 12: His side may be vying for their fourth consecutive championship, but Australian batsman Cameron White reckons that the Indian team is one of the favourites for the upcoming World Cup.
"The Indian team is obviously full of very good players playing in their own backyard, in their own conditions, so everyone in the cricketing world understands why India would be a favorite," White said.
"We are playing well, but the Indian and many other teams have a lot of good players and they are probably favorites because obviously playing in their home conditions," he added.
The World Cup will take place between February and early April, with the first match to be played on February 19 with co-hosts India and Bangladesh facing off at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka.
The opening ceremony will be held at Dhaka's Bangabandhu National Stadium on February 17, two days before the start of the tournament.
The final would take place on April 2 at Mumbai's Wankhede Stadium.