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India don't have bowlers to get England out twice: Dilip Vengsarkar

Saturday, 7 June 2014 - 7:25am IST | Place: Mumbai | Agency: dna

  • Dilip Vengsarkar (3rd from R) at the launch of VCA website on Friday. Also present (L-R) Praveen Amre, Sairaj Bahutule, Ajinkya Rahane, Nilesh Kulkarni, Ajit Agarkar, Chandrakant Pandit and Robin Uthappa Hemant Padalkar dna

To win a Test in England, you have to bowl them out twice, and the Indian bowling attack lacks just that, felt former India captain Dilip Vengsarkar.

"It will be tough for India. We need to have bowlers who can get them out twice but unfortunately I don't see any bowler doing that because we will play with four bowlers. Out of four bowlers, you have to have two bowlers who can get 10 wickets in a match, which I don't happening," Vengsarkar said after launching a website for his academy.

Vengsarkar didn't completely rule out India's chances, though. "In cricket, anything can happen. After a long time, we are playing a five-Test series, I hope we do well," he said.

"The first couple of Tests will be tough because they have no clue about the conditions and they must prepare well. Two practice matches are quite less. They must play at least four to five matches before the first Test," he said.

Former India player Ajit Agarkar, who was also present at the event said, "Five Tests are not going to be easy. But England are rebuilding, so it might be good for India."

Meanwhile, the Vengsarkar Cricket Academy, in collaboration with Norwegian IT Organisation, RTC Tech AS (RelTime Norway), has introduced an online cricket community platform wherein young cricketers can get video coaching classes and have discussions. Children between seven and 19 years from any part of the world that wish to be coached by the VCA have to send in a video of themselves playing cricket.

Coaches from VCA will select the best and form a team.

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