Aussies, SA will pose big challenge, says Kumble

“Australia and South Africa among others will also pose a strong challenge to India at the tourney,” Kumble, who joined ESPN Star Sports as an expert analyst for the ICC World T20 Championship, was quoted as saying in a release.

Kumble, who hanged up his boots after claiming 619 Test wickets in international cricket, feels India needs to be on guard against complacency if they are to defend their title.

“T20 is still a new concept, an evolving game, where every player is learning match by match. So anything is possible but surely India will have to guard against any form of complacency and each and every individual will have to contribute,” Kumble said.

“India has an extremely talented side and they have it in them to retain the tournament but the concept of Twenty20 does not make any team a favourite just because they look strong on paper,” he added.

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