Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

Bangladesh sikkper Shakib Al Hasan has termed Team India a favourite of winning the T20 World Cup this year. 

Ahead of India's crucial encounter against Bangladesh, Shakib said that the Rohit Sharma-led team is also the favourite to win tomorrow's match. As per Shakib, if that did not happen, it will be another upset of the tournament. 

"India is the favourite team to win the mega event. They have come here to win the T20 World Cup title. We are not favourites and we didn't come here to win the World Cup.If we can win against India, it will be called an upset. We will try to play our best cricket and try to make an upset," said Shakib.

He also termed Surya Kumar Yadav as India's number-one batsman in the last one year. Shakib said that India has got few world-class players. He also said that Bangladesh will have to overcome the Indian batting order to win the match. In-form Surya has so far scored 985 runs and is the leading run-scorer in T20Is this year. Of the three matches, Surya has hit two fifties in the tournament.

Shakib also praised Arshdeep Singh for his performance and said that Singh is showing a lot of promise and is a great prospect for India.

Notably, after beaten by South African in a close encounter at Perth, India are now looking to get their World Cup campaign on track when they lock horns against Bangladesh in a crucial Group 2 match at Adelaide oval tomorrow.