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'Pre-tournament recovery, momentum key to success in WC'

August 05, 2010 21:51 IST

Sachin TendulkarSenior batsman Sachin Tendulkar is optimistic about India's chances at next year's cricket World Cup and said pre-tournament recovery and maintaining the momentum will be the key to success.

"We've been performing well as a side and I think it's important that the India team carry its momentum into the tournament next year," Tendulkar said.

"I think our pre-tournament preparation will be key and at the same time pre-tournament recovery is also important so that we're raring to go once the event has started," he added.

The 37-year-old Mumbaikar said reputation won't count in the World Cup and the best team on a given day will win.

"I think it's difficult to say which team will do well in the tournament next year as it's about who performs well on that given day," he said.

"Whoever does well will carry the confidence with them through the tournament once they've won a few matches. It(World Cup) makes it a totally different ball game," said Tendulkar, who has played in five ICC Cricket World Cups.

The 50-overs cricket World Cup will be hosted in the sub-continent by India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh starting in February next year.

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