Sehwag: India is favourite to win the World T20

Sehwag will participate in the 92.7 Big Cricket Headquarters (a radio programme) where, he, as an expert, will engage listeners with match analysis and expert opinion during the World T20.

Virender Sehwag will be providing his analysis and "pull some players legs" in a radio programme during the World T20.   -  PTI

India has a perfect mix of world class performers and that makes it favourites to win the World T20, said former batsman Virender Sehwag.

“We have batsmen like Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane and bowlers like Jasprit Bumrah, Ashish Nehra and spin attack of Jadeja and Ashwin. I think, India are the favourites for the competition,” Sehwag said.

Sehwag was all praise for India’s opening combination of Rohit Sharma Shikhar Dhawan.

“They have become a good pair and if they stay there for first seven or eight overs, nobody can stop India,” Sehwag said.

Sehwag also complimented Ashish Nehra for giving the team early breakthroughs.

“After his (Nehra’s) performance in the last IPL, he has been included in the national team and he has been doing better, especially taking wickets in early overs. I think, he will play well, like he did it along with Zaheer Khan in the 2011 World Cup,” he said.

Sehwag though warned India of tough competition from Australia, South Africa, West Indies, England and Pakistan.

“At present Pakistan has the best pace attack, especially Mohammad Amir, who bowled well,” he said.

Sehwag was optimistic of the India-Pakistan match, the fate of which now hangs in the balance due to Himachal Pradesh government’s reluctance to host the contest.

“It is up to the ICC and BCCI how they react. But I am sure match will take place, if not in Dharamsala then at some other place,” Sehwag said during the launch of 92.7 Big Cricket Headquarters (a radio programme) where, he, as an expert, will engage listeners with match analysis and expert opinion during the World T20.

“I am becoming a cricket expert. Whatever happens on the ground will be told to the listeners. We will also try to pull players’ legs,” he said.