[caption id="attachment_805758" align="alignnone" width="628"]<img class="size-full wp-image-805758" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/Indian-team_AFP.jpg" alt="" width="628" height="350" /> India will begin its campaign at the World Cup with a clash against South Africa on June 5 at Southampton. @AFP[/caption] <p></p> <p></p>Former skipper <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/sourav-ganguly/">Sourav Ganguly</a> described <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/india">India</a> as favourites to lift the <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/2019-icc-cricket-world-cup-2">2019 ICC Cricket World Cup</a>, saying the team is in best possible shape to win the quadrennial event which gets underway at England on May 30. <p></p> <p></p>"India are favourites, they have played good cricket for the last 6-7 months, they are very prepared for the World Cup," Ganguly said on the sidelines of a program of HCL Foundation, the CSR arm of HCL Technologies. (<strong>ALSO READ: <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/no-note-no-way-bcci-can-block-pakistan-from-2019-icc-cricket-world-cup-bcci-official-805493">No note, no way BCCI can block Pakistan from 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup: BCCI official</a></strong>) <p></p> <p></p>"This is the best possible team, all of them have performed and that's why they are in the squad," he added. <p></p> <p></p>India will begin its campaign at the World Cup with a clash against South Africa on June 5 at Southampton. (<strong>ALSO READ: <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/england-have-edge-over-india-pakistan-australia-favourites-to-win-2019-icc-cricket-world-cup-graeme-swann-805240">England have edge over India, Pakistan, Australia; favourites to win 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup: Graeme Swann</a></strong>) <p></p> <p></p>The event was also attended by Amitabh Kant, CEO, NITI Aayog. <p></p> <p></p>During the event, HCL Grant recognized the rise of community-led ecosystems of NGOs. (<strong>READ: </strong><a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/articles/world-cup-2019-bumrah-bhuvneshwar-shami-pandya-kuldeep-chahal-what-should-indias-bowling-attack-be-804198" target="_blank" rel="noopener">World Cup 2019: What should India s bowling attack be?</a>) <p></p> <p></p>Three NGOs across the categories of Education, Healthcare and Environment received a grant of ?5 crore each from HCL Grant, which also awarded an additional grant of ?25 lakhs each for the six finalists across the three categories.