Alastair Cook
Cook has backed England to excel at the T20 World Cup in IndiaGetty Images

Alastair Cook has backed England to win the T20 World Cup in India. England's Test captain is confident the current team can repeat the success of 2010, when they won the tournament in the Caribbean.

England have won their past six matches in the shortest format of the game, and Cooks thinks that with the likes of Joe Root, Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler in their ranks, they are capable of beating any side in the world.

"England have now got players who can win a game of cricket single-handedly," Cook told the BBC. "They have as good a chance as anybody because of how dangerous they are."

The much-anticipated tournament is being staged in India in March and Cook admitted there will be an element of luck attached to whichever side wins it. "In T20, there is always an element of luck," he said. "The best side wins it but, because it is such a short tournament and a short form of the game, it only takes a team to get on a roll, get a bit of confidence and they'll win it."

England's white-ball cricket has improved in dramatic style ever since they crashed out of the 50-over World Cup in the group stages last year. Cook thinks England's limited-overs captain Eoin Morgan has helped inspire an attack-minded approach.

"These records that Eoin Morgan and his team are breaking is credit to the way they've taken the challenge - a credit to the way Eoin's captained them and to their talent," said Cook.

Earlier this week, England announced their squad for the eagerly awaited tournament in India, with Hampshire all-rounder Liam Dawson being the one surprise inclusion. Meanwhile, Stuart Broad, Chris Woakes and the in-form Kevin Pietersen were all omitted from the 15-man squad.