He was asked to make his forecast for the 2015 championship at the launch of his autobiography at Lord's Cricket Ground here.
     
"I feel India can surprise a lot of people and I also believe the spinners will come into play," he said.
     
"People talk about the pitches for fast bowlers but because of the size of the grounds, I think spinners could be important," he added.
     
Tendulkar, who retired from cricket in November 2013, was India's leading run-scorer in the team's 2011 World Cup triumph.
        
"I think Australia, South Africa, New Zealand are dark horses, and India - these four should be my semi-finalists," Tendulkar said at the launch of 'Playing It My Way'.
    
Asked if England stood a chance, he expressed his doubts. "Anything is possible in this sport but going on current form I don't think England will be that competitive," he said.

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