Dubai, (Agencies): India’s elegant opener Gautam Gambhir is looking to India’s 1983 World Cup victory for inspiration and motivation ahead of the forthcoming world Cup.

“I definitely look to the 1983 World Cup win for inspiration as we want to get the World Cup back. We were pretty close to winning in 2003 and hopefully we can turn it around and win this time in India,” said Gambhir.

India face the pressure of high hopes and Gambhir said the side is hopeful of a good show in front of the home crowd.

“There’s a lot of pressure on us but hopefully if we can continue to perform as we have done over the last year-and-a-half in both Test and 50-over format, we can be in the right frame of mind to win the 50-over World Cup,” Gambhir said on this week’s ICC Cricket World Radio Show.

Ireland’s head coach and former West Indies international cricketer, Phil Simmons said his side is ready to cause another upset at the World Cup.

“You can expect Ireland to play as hard as they have done previously, the side will play as hard as we can in this tournament. We’ve had the opportunity to play a lot of matches since the last World Cup, against the likes of England and Australia and so we have picked up things and learnt from these things which are extremely positive coming into this World Cup,” said Simmons.

Australia’s Cameron White looked back on his favourite World Cup moments and former spin legend Shane Warne’s heroics in the 1999 World Cup semi-final against South Africa.

“My World Cup hero is Shane Warne. In the 1999 semifinals, Australia got a reasonable score and South Africa came on to bat and Warne just took them apart.