Lehmann expects India to lift World T20 title

"I can’t see them losing, that’s my personal opinion," Lehmann said of India's "I think whoever won (between Australia and India) would go a long way in the tournament. everyone thinks that around the world," said the Australia coach.

Australia coach has bet on India clinching its second World T20 title.

Australia coach Darren Lehmann believes that host India will lift the coveted World T20 title for a second time after it ended Steve Smith-led side’s hopes of making it to the semifinals on Sunday.

Star batsman Virat Kohli smacked an unbeaten 82 as India defeated Australia by six wickets in a tense quasi quarterfinal clash in Mohali to set up a semifinal showdown against West Indies in Mumbai on Thursday. “I can’t see them losing, that’s my personal opinion,” Lehmann was quoted as saying by the Sydney Morning Herald.

“I think whoever won (between Australia and India) would go a long way in the tournament. everyone thinks that around the world,” added the Australia coach. India, which claimed its maiden World T20 title in 2007, entered the pinnacle event as favourites but was stunned in its opening game against New Zealand. However, Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s men bounced back with three successive wins over Pakistan, Bangladesh and Australia to seal its semifinal spot.