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India look to sort out bowling woes ahead of Super Eight

cricket Updated: Jun 09, 2009 17:10 IST
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A berth in the Super Eight Stage already in their pocket, defending champions India will look to sort out their bowling woes when they take on fellow qualifiers Ireland in the final Group A league match in the World Twenty20 Championships here tomorrow.

India has the batting prowess to erect a mountain of runs or scale down any challenging total even in the absence of their regular explosive opener Virender Sehwag, who is injured.

But their bowling -- both at start and at death -- is a cause of concern as they have conceded too many runs in the in the first six overs, with field restrictions in place, and also proved uneconomic towards the close.

Apart from that, India will also look to go into the next stage with momentum in their favour although Mahendra Singh Dhoni's men have a history of losing inconsequential matches.

Ireland, who humbled Bangladesh to secure their entry into the Super Eight, though love being in such situations.

In their maiden 2007 ODI World Cup in the Caribbean, Ireland began with a tied game against Zimbabwe when the latter needed just 15 runs from the last six overs with six wickets in hand.