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Tendulkar: England have no chance of winning World Cup

Sachin Tendulkar says England aren't in with a chance of winning the next cricket World Cup.

The former India batsman says Peter Moores' men, who have failed to impress in the one-day format, will struggle to compete with the best teams.

Sachin Tendulkar doesn't think much of the England team. Credit: PA

"I think Australia, South Africa, New Zealand are a dark horse, and India - these four should be my semi-finalists," Tendulkar said at the launch of his autobiography, 'Playing It My Way'.

"Do England have a chance? Not really. I don't think so.

"Anything is possible in this sport but going on current form I don't think England will be that competitive.

"I feel India can surprise a lot of people and I also believe the spinners will come into play."

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Cameron sends good luck Ashes message to England

David Cameron has set his sights on fresh British sporting success in "the big one" - as England's cricketers attempt to retain the Ashes.

The Prime Minister, who cheered on Andy Murray to Wimbledon victory and entertained the tennis ace at a Downing Street reception, sent a good luck message to Alastair Cook's team ahead of tomorrow's first Test against Australia.

England cricket fans will hope that the "Curse of Cameron" - which has resulted in failure for British sporting hopes in the past - has been laid to rest following Murray's triumph in SW19 which was watched from the Royal Box by the Prime Minister.

Cook will lead England against Australia at Trent Bridge in Nottingham in the first of five Tests, with the home team favourites to retain the Ashes.

In a message released by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), Mr Cameron said: "It is now time for the big one - the Ashes."

The Prime Minister offered "the best of luck from everyone at Downing Street to Alastair Cook and the boys".