Sachin feels that Mumbai Indians which is perfect blend of youth and experience. Are strong contenders for Indian Premier League -Season 2, We have some great players and that gives us a good combination.

Tendulkar said Mumbai Indians just missed out on the semi-finals in the first season of IPL. However this time around team's chances is very high.

This season we will be focusing on making good use of this blend in our team and will work to win the tournament.

Tendulkar accepted that he is disappointed like all the other teammates that the competition has been shifted to South Africa on security grounds, but believes the switch to SA could benefit Indian youngsters in the long run.

Playing in South Africa will help the youngsters. They will be getting a chance to play with the top players in the world.This experience would come in handy. There is always a first time and this will make them better players.

In the future they may be selected to the national team and asked to tour abroad.