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India stand good chance of beating most teams: Murali

Sri Lankan spin legend Muttiah Muralitharan on Thursday wished his one-time rival Anil Kumble good luck for India’s upcoming New Zealand series, asserting that under the new coach the hosts stood a good chance of winning not only against the Kiwis, but also against England and Australia.

“Anil is very knowledgeable. He knows what to do. They have good chance of winning not only the New Zealand series but England and Australia as well,” Murali said.

New Zealand are presently in India to play three Test matches and five One-Day Internationals (ODIs) till October 29.

England are slated to tour India from November, 2016, to the beginning of February next year for five Tests, and three ODIs and Twenty20 Internationals each. Australia are scheduled to visit later next year.

“India have the edge over anyone else. They have far better spinners,” said the Sri Lankan, who snared 800 wickets in Tests and 534 in ODIs.

On Virat Kohli’s Test captaincy, the happy-go-lucky tweaker said: “Virat is doing well. India are winning matches under him.”

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