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We don't have quality spinners on the horizon: Laxman

Stylish middle order batsman VVS Laxman is worried with India's dwindling spin resource and doesn't see a quality tweaker in the horizon.

cricket Updated: Feb 02, 2010 16:37 IST

Stylish middle order batsman VVS Laxman is worried with India's dwindling spin resource and doesn't see a quality tweaker in the horizon.

Laxman said apart from those who have already made their India debut, the spin cupboard is bare in domestic cricket which is a worry for the team.

"The Indian cricket team is struggling to find some quality spinners, apart from the guys who are playing. You will find that there is no bench strength as far as spinners are concerned. So definitely the quality of domestic cricket has come down in terms of the bowling department," Laxman said in Cricinfo's video show 'Opening Up'.

"I am really not happy with the bowlers I am seeing. I think the quality of bowlers, especially the spinners, will definitely be a worrying factor for the Indian team," he said.

In contrast, he felt there was no such worry with batting future. He tipped Suresh Raina and Rohit Sharma for a bright future ahead and also saw promise in Ambati Rayadu.

"I think Rohit and Raina are very good. Ambati Rayadu from Hyderabad has got very good potential," he said.

"It's good that he has come back now, after playing in the ICL. It's just a matter of time; if he plays to his potential then he will make it to the higher grade. Rahul Dravid keeps mentioning about some players from Bangalore who are very talented. So it is a good future for India, as far as batting is concerned," Laxman said.