India have a razor-thin edge over co-hosts Sri Lanka and South Africa as predicted favourites for the coveted World Cup crown while defending champions Australia came fourth in the indicator.
India have a 22 per cent chance to emerge as champions, followed by South Africa and Sri Lanka with a 21 per cent chance while four-time winners Australia, despite their recent return to form, only managed to round off the top four teams expected to win the title, according to the newly launched Castrol Predictor.
Commenting on the predictions, 1983 World Cup hero Mohinder Amarnath said though he did not believe in statistics totally, the factors that have gone into the predictions have thrown up some interesting insights, a media release said today.
"While all of us are hoping India will lift the Cup, it is always wise to have a neutral statistical viewpoint on who is likely to lift the coveted trophy on April 2nd," said Amarnth, who was a key member of Kapil Dev's victorious team 28 years ago....more
09:30 AM, Dec 16, 2007