ICC, which celebrated the 100-day countdown to the World Cup in Australia and New Zealand, released a statement in which Dhoni has spoken about India's chances.
Defending champions India will launch their campaign against arch rivals Pakistan in Adelaide on 15 February.
"Following the World Cup triumph in 2011, the India side won the 50-over ICC Champions Trophy in the United Kingdom. This reflects the calibre and talent of the side, and its ability to adapt and perform in any condition," Dhoni was quoted as saying by the ICC on Thursday.
With India set to tour Australia this month, Dhoni felt it would help the players in preparing for the World Cup.
"The tour to Australia in the lead up to the World Cup will be a good opportunity to hone our skills and, like all the sides participating in the tournament, be fully prepared for cricket's ultimate prize," said the 33-year-old.
"The World Cup is the biggest prize in cricket and to defend the title in Australia and New Zealand next year is a special opportunity. Like all the players, as well as millions of die-hard India cricket supporters around the globe, I look forward to the tournament with anticipation and excitement," added the wicketkeeper.