[caption id="attachment_838058" align="alignnone" width="628"]<img class="size-full wp-image-838058" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Sachin-Tendulkar.jpg" alt="Sachin Tendulkar India" width="628" height="355" /> Sachin Tendulkar (AFP Photo)[/caption] <p></p> <p></p>Batting legend <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/sachin-tendulkar/">Sachin Tendulkar</a> on Thursday said the <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/series/icc-cricket-world-cup-2019-200898/">World Cup</a> in the United Kingdom will offer beautiful batting tracks but he doesn't expect the ball to swing much in the hot conditions that will prevail there. <p></p> <p></p>The World Cup, which will kick-start on May 30 in the UK, will see all 10 participating nations face-off against each other. <p></p> <p></p>"I am told it's going to be a hot summer. Even in the Champions Trophy the wickets were superb when the sun was out. In the heat the wickets get really flat. I am sure they will give beautiful tracks to bat on," Tendulkar said on the sidelines of the inauguration of the MIG Club pavilion named after him. <p></p> <p></p>"I don't think there will be much difference in the conditions unless there is a heavy cloud cover. If there is a cloud cover, the ball might go around a bit. Even if that's the case I don't see that happening for a longer duration just the first over if at all," he added. <p></p> <p></p>Several Indian players, including captain <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/virat-kohli/news/">Virat Kohli</a>, <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/hardik-pandya/news/">Hardik Pandya</a> and <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/kl-rahul/news/">KL Rahul</a>, are performing well in the ongoing <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/series/indian-premier-league-2019-200997/">Indian Premier League</a>. <p></p> <p></p>Asked if that will help them in the World Cup, Tendulkar said: "A good performance in any format is good news because it gives the player confidence. If you are confident in any format, that's important." <p></p> <p></p>"The players have time to make some adjustments according to the conditions. All of them have played enough cricket to know what to do to improve," he added. <p></p> <p></p>The 46-year-old, who also launched the Tendulkar Middlesex Golbal Academy camp in Mumbai, recalled an interesting anecdote from one of playing trips to England. <p></p> <p></p>"Once, we played a match in Essex and were travelling to our next venue and there was a major motor accident. In 3-3.5 hours we had just covered just 250 metres. We thought if we walk we might possibly cover more distance. <p></p> <p></p>"Even now when all of us get together we discuss that day and how half a movie ended while our bus coach was stuck at the same place." <p></p> <p></p>The cricket icon also extended his best wishes to another batting legend -- <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/brian-lara/news/">Brian Lara</a> on his birthday. <p></p> <p></p>"We both caught up a few weeks ago. I told him 50 down 50 to go. He is a wonderful chap, with him what you see is what you get. He is a thorough gentleman and we've gotten along well for several years. <p></p> <p></p>"He has done special things on the cricket field but I hope the best is yet to come for him," Tendulkar said.