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Bowling India's weakest link: Kapil

The former skipper says a better batting show may negate weak bowling attack, reports Harsha Saparia.

india Updated: Nov 15, 2006 17:15 IST

Former Indian cricket captain Kapil Dev on Thursday expressed concern about India's bowling but hoped the team would do well in the upcoming series against South Africa.

The former skipper is of the view that overall India is a fairly good team - their only weak link is a relatively inexperienced bowling attack.

"We don't have a good bowling department now and the batsmen should keep that in mind and put up good totals to help them," said Kapil, who led India to its only World Cup win in 1983.

Kapil hoped that despite disappointing performances in the DLF Cup Triangular Series in September and the Champions Trophy, India would perform better in the upcoming tour.

"We didn't perform well against South Africa in the last series. But I hope we will put up a better show this time," said Kapil at a golf clinic at the DLF Golf course in Gurgaon.

India play three Tests and five one-day internationals against the South Africans starting November 19.