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Pakistan should target India's part-time bowlers: Mushtaq

December 28, 2012 15:34 IST

Former spinner Mushtaq Ahmed attributed India's poor run in recent matches to lack of bowling resources and adviced the Pakistan batsmen to target the Indian part-time bowlers in the ongoing limited-overs series between the two sides.

"India has problems with their bowling and they are short of quality bowlers at this level for all formats. I think after winning the first T20 match Pakistan will now be very confident and they should target the Indian bowlers throughout the series," said Mushtaq, who is also the current spin bowling coach of the England cricket team.

Mushtaq believes Indian are heavily dependent on their part-time bowlers and termed the ongoing series as Pakistan's best chance to beat India at home.

"In the shorter format India is having problems because of dependence on part-time bowlers or allrounders. Pakistan must target these bowlers.

"They played Yuvraj Singh very well in Bangalore like England did in the second T20 match. Yuvraj is not as dangerous when you play him on the back foot," Mushtaq told a television channel.

England recently defeated India 2-1 at home to win the four match Test series after a gap of 28 years. Indian batsmen failed miserably against a quality English bowling attack.

"Credit goes to the English players. None of them showed any ego problems and listened to any advice I gave to them. More importantly they kept their nerves throughout the tour.

In India, it is all about how well you handle your nerves under pressure," the leg-spinner said.

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