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India lack experience but have fighting spirit: Kapil Dev

3.47K   //    02 Feb 2015, 12:58 IST
Kapil Dev

New Delhi, Feb 2 - Former India captain Kapil Dev, on Monday, said that although the country's World Cup squad lacks experience, they can fill the void with their energy and commitment.

The Indian selectors excluded veterans Yuvraj Singh, Harbhajan Singh, Virender Sehwag, Zaheer Khan, Ashish Nehra and Gautam Gambhir from the squad that will defend the World Cup title in Australia and New Zealand later this month.

"If you see the 2011 World Cup winning squad, there are a lot of big names missing. They lack experience as compared to the 2011 squad," Kapil, who led India to their first World Cup triumph in 1983, said at the News24 cricket conclave.

"However, this team has the energy and enthusiasm. They have the fighting spirit. That will hopefully take them ahead."

The legendary all-rounder also added that it’s not experience but commitment that will decide the winners of the World Cup.

"Every time you go onto the field, you strive to do better. During a match, commitment makes the difference," Kapil concluded.

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