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Eminent cricketer and cricket administrator Dilip Vengsarkar hands over the prizes during the Annual Sports day of South Point High School at Gitanjali Stadium in Kolkata on Dec. 21, 2014. (IANS photo)

MUMBAI (IANS) — Former India cricketer Dilip Vengsarkar May 6 put his weight behind India, saying Virat Kohli and Co have a great chance of winning the tournament.

"India has a fantastic chance to win the World Cup. They will definitely go to the last four but the final I cannot predict, to be honest with you. I think we have excellent potential. All the players are good and are in form. So I wish them all the success," he told reporters here.

Vengsarkar, who was Chairman of selectors of the Indian team between 2006 and 2008, said the upcoming Mumbai Premier League will prove a good opportunity for youngsters to prove themselves .

"I think it's an excellent opportunity for all the players. 160 players will be seen in action. We had a good first season. It's an outstanding platform and all the matches of the second season will be telecast live.

"Some of the players who did well in the first season got an opportunity in the IPL as well. I wish all the owners and players all the best.

"160 players will be in action. Shivam Dube played exceptionally well in MPL last year and he was picked in the IPL this year," he added.

Vengsarkar featured in 116 Tests and 129 ODIs for India, amassing 6,868 and 3,508 runs respectively.

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