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Dhoni does not fear WI bowlers

The Indian wicketkeeper-batsman says that he is ready to adjust against the hosts attack and the slow pitches.

india Updated: May 15, 2006 16:53 IST

Having blazed around against the likes of Andrew Flintoff, Mahendra Singh Dhoni says he is not alarmed by the West Indian fast bowlers eager to breathe fire at the Indian batsmen in the forthcoming series.

"As a cricketer you are always looking to improve but it does not mean there are any undue concerns about their fast bowlers and their pace," said Dhoni after the nets.

"I faced Andrew Flintoff at home and he was bowling genuinely quick with bounce. So there is no alarm as such about the West Indian fast bowlers."

The dashing Indian wicketkeeper-batsman, however, was quick to add that he was ready to adjust himself against the hosts attack, if required.

"If I have to do adjustments, I would do so at the necessary time," he said.

Dhoni revealed that he had come expecting slow pitches and his impression seemed to be right if the venue for the nets was any indication.

"I have come over expecting wickets to be slow yet providing grip to the spinners. This one in the middle certainly confirms the impression," he said about the strip at Chadwin Park where the team practiced on Sunday morning.

First Published: May 15, 2006 16:53 IST