Former opener Gautam Gambhir has claimed that India cannot win the T20 World Cup if they fail to defeat Australia in the competition.
Both teams will clash in a three-match T20I series starting on 20th September.
In a press conference by Star Sports, as quoted by Hindustan Times, Gambhir said the Men in Blue could only win the global event if they beat Australia during the campaign.
He pointed out the team’s success in the 2007 and 2011 World Cups against the Aussies. “I am saying this again. India cannot win the upcoming World Cup if they do not thump Australia,” he said.
“We thrashed them in 2007 and 2011 and won the World Cups. Australia are one of the most competitive teams, and you will have to beat them to win any competition,” he added.