Former Australia captain Ian Chappell feels hosts India will be starting as the favourites to win the Border-Gavaskar Trophy once again when the two teams lock horns in the four-Test series in Nagpur from February 9.
India have won the last three Border-Gavaskar series, inlcuding the last two which were played in Australia and are once again the favourites to lift the trophy for the fourth time in succession.
"I don't know whether it's their best chance or not, but they've got a chance of winning because they're a good cricket team," Chappell told ESPNCricinfo.Border-Gavaskar Trophy: Shastri backs Suryakumar to play 1st Test vs Australia, says 'he can disrupt the opposition'
"If you win the series, nobody is going to worry about when was the last time Australia won in India. Let's worry about Pat Cummins' team. I would have India have starting as favourites, but that doesn't mean I don't think Australia can win."
The four Tests will be played in Nagpur, Delhi, Dharamsala and Ahmedabad till March 9 before the three-match ODI series from March 17.Border Gavaskar Series: Batting first, getting good 1st innings scores can put pressure on India feel Mitchell Johnson
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