Russell Domingo said his South Africa side can be "very confident" of winning a first World Twenty20 title despite heading to India on the back of a series defeat to Australia.
The Proteas surrendered a 1-0 lead to go down 2-1 in the three-match series against Australia despite a magnificent unbeaten 97 from Hashim Amla in Wednesday's decider at Newlands.
But South Africa are ranked third in the shortest form of the game and coach Domingo fancies their chances as they prepare to face England in their Group 1 opener in Mumbai next Friday.
"We've got a chance," said Domingo, whose side recently consigned England to a 2-0 T20 series defeat.
"We are one of the most consistent sides in this format and can go there very confident.
"We have prepared very well, we have some of the best players in the world and we've got a seriously good side. We'll be there or thereabouts."
Domingo also said there will be no special formula for success in India.
He added: "We are all pretty chilled. I don't think there is a weight of expectation around our team or any of the teams because of the nature of the competition.
"You can't get too fancy, you can't get too funky. There is no magic wand to wave. The sides that do the basics really well in high-pressure games, they usually come out on top."