WT20: India will be toughest to beat, says Shane Watson

Dubai: Australian all-rounder Shane Watson yesterday said hosts India will be the toughest team to beat in next month's World Twenty20 Championship due to their familiarity with the conditions.

Shane Watson
Shane Watson

"I think India will be the toughest team because it's in their home conditions," Watson, who is in Dubai to play the inaugural Pakistan Super League, told ''.

"They know their conditions better than anyone and have performed well in big events at home. India have a good all-round team, their batting has firepower all the way through, bowling-wise, their spinners are world-class and they have some good quicks.

"Ashish Nehra is bowling really well and (Jasprit) Bumrah has been a great find for them. They have a really well balanced team so I think they will be a big challenge," Watson, who emerged as the costliest player in the recent IPL auction, said.

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