Jamshedpur, (Agencies): Young left-hander Saurabh Tiwary on Tuesday said India are strong contender for the forthcoming World Cup and predicted that it could be an India, Australia final.

Saurabh, said barring the South Africa series, India have won consistently in the last seven/eight series and the players will all be in top gear ahead of the mega event.

Talking to newsmen here, he predicted that apart from India and Australia, the other two semi-finalist teams should be England and Sri Lanka.

Asked whether the fielding was a concern for the team, Tiwary, said that it's also improving gradually while the batsmen and bowlers have the potential to win the cricketing extravaganza.

To a query whether pinch-hitter Yusuf Pathan should be promoted in the batting order, Tiwary said it depended on the situation of the match but a match-winner like Pathan can bat at any position.