New Delhi: A Test series followed by a tri-nation event is what took India into the 1992 cricket World Cup and iconic batsman Sachin Tendulkar feels that with a similar schedule this time around the "fatigue factor" will be key for Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led side in Australia.
India, who lost the four-match Test series 0-2 against Australia and failed to win a single ODI in the tri-series that followed, surprised the critics by winning their opening World Cup game against Pakistan and Sachin feels that a refreshed Indian side can go all the way.
"Yeah, the only difference now you are saying that I hope that the team comes back. We didn't come back in spite of good 15-20 days between the tri-series and the World Cup in 1992.
"So at the end of the tournament, that mental and physical fatigue obviously plays a part," Tendulkar, who was part of an unsuccessful campaign in his first World Cup in 1992, told Headlines Today.