Most challenging World Cup, says skipper Virat Kohli, before leaving for England

Right we're about to get underway with the pre-departure press conference. Virat Kohli and coach Ravi Shastri have arrived at the venue

The Indian cricket team departs for the United Kingdom on Wednesday as they set their sights on regaining the most coveted trophy in worldwide cricket - the World Cup.

England, who beat Pakistan 4-0 in the recent ODI series, face Australia in a World Cup warm-up match on Saturday. "If you look at this team, what they have done over these five years, they have played brilliant cricket", he said.

"Any team can upset anyone".

'I spoke to David Willey and Joe Denly last night and said, longer term, with the length of the tournament and the amount of fixtures we will play, we are likely to get injuries along the way and they are next in line. No way. Unless others chip in at every crucial stage.

"Playing everyone once is great for all the teams in my view". "Of course, the captain (Virat Kohli) leads from the front with the openers Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan, but we also have fast bowlers like Jasprit Bumrah and the spinners", she said. We have the expertise of Dhoni in the side. Everyone will have to be at their best and maintain intensity from the first match onwards. It does get rid of all nerves that you have in the side going into a tournament like the World Cup. "So why not? If we get on a roll and we maintain our consistency we should be able to do it for the length of the tournament". "One team is scoring 350 and the other is chasing down inside 45 overs". I rate our chances very high. It is summer and the conditions are going to be nice. You saw in the IPL as well.

Archer was named in England's final World Cup squad on Tuesday morning, just three weeks after making his global debut. "Situational awareness is the key", he said.

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Kohli: It's always good to go to any place in advance. "White-ball cricket, playing in England, playing an ICC tournament, the conditions are not that different or that hard I would say, compared to Test cricket". Mithali, however, also picked hosts England as another team who can go on to clinch their maiden 50-over World Cup title.

Kohli said his highly-rated bowling line-up is ready for the challenge. You saw all the guys bowling, no one looked exhausted after bowling four overs.

Tendulkar, though, said Kuldeep and Chahal remain a threat even when batsmen read them, pointing to the example of Muttiah Muralitharan.

Kohli himself learnt a lot as captain in the IPL where RCB lost their first six games under his leadership.

That's the most important thing I guess... "It will be the most challenging World Cup from the three I have been a part of". If you play to potential, the Cup might be here.

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