Rahul Dravid, who will be leading India for the first time in the International Cricket Council (ICC) World Cup, said here on Tuesday that his team were confident of playing competitive cricket.
“We want to play good, tough and fighting cricket, execute our plans, put things in their places and results will take care of themselves,” he said.
Dravid said he did not believe captaincy would put extra pressure on him.
“It doesn’t matter to me whether I am playing as a player or a captain. My mind-set is never different,” he said. “There is always a hunger to do well for the team, irrespective of whether I am the captain or not,” he added.
Dravid said Australia would still be the favourites in spite of losing their last five One-day Internationals (ODIs).
“They have a good record at the World Cup. You can’t dismiss that and I think they will start as favourites,” he said.
“Competition will be tight among eight teams. All these sides will back themselves to make it to the semifinals. In the Super Eight stage, we will have to perform and handle the pressure well,” he added.
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