Sri Lanka captain Dimuth Karunaratne has backed India to win the World Cup after losing to Virat Kohli’s side at Headingley on Saturday.
India wrapped up their group stage campaign with a seven-wicket victory inspired by Rohit Sharma’s record fifth century of the tournament.
Karunaratne believes of the four semi-finalists in India, England, holders Australia and New Zealand, it is Kohli’s team who are the most well balanced.
“I think India has a better chance to win this World Cup, for me, from my point of view,” Karunaratne told after the match.
“And I think on that particular day if the other team can do better than the India team, they’re definitely going to win.”
Karunaratne, who was made captain of the side just ahead of the World Cup, credited India’s domestic structure for their steady flow in talent.
“I think India, they have a nice structure behind the India national team. I think they have the IPL (Indian Premier League),” said Karunaratne.
“They have good domestic teams and a good season. So those are the things they will keep building, keep producing the good players. So we expect the same from our administration.”