Former skipper Sourav Ganguly described India as favourites to lift the World Cup, saying the team is in best possible shape to win the quadrennial event which gets underway at England on May 30. Also Read - Shafali Verma Becomes Youngest Woman to Hit Two Fifties on Test Debut, Joins Sachin Tendulkar in Elite List

“India are favourites, they have played good cricket for the last 6-7 months, they are very prepared for the World Cup,” Ganguly said on the sidelines of a program of HCL Foundation, the CSR arm of HCL Technologies. Also Read - WTC Final: Team India Playing XI vs New Zealand Was Picked to Take Conditions Out of Equation, Says Fielding Coach R Sridhar

“This is the best possible team, all of them have performed and that’s why they are in the squad,” he added. Also Read - WTC Final: This Indian Team Has Great Balance, Bowlers Can Trouble Any Batting Unit: Sourav Ganguly

India will begin its campaign at the World Cup with a clash against South Africa on June 5 at Southampton.

The event was also attended by Amitabh Kant, CEO, NITI Aayog.

During the event, HCL Grant recognized the rise of community-led ecosystems of NGOs.

Three NGOs across the categories of Education, Healthcare and Environment received a grant of Rs 5 crore each from HCL Grant, which also awarded an additional grant of Rs 25 lakhs each for the six finalists across the three categories.