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India should play 3 all-rounders, 2 bowlers in Wc 2011 next matches

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Published on: Mar 03, 2011

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Former Indian captain Kapil Dev on Thursday said that a combination of three all-rounders and two genuine bowlers would have been an ideal combination but the team can still win the ongoing World Cup with hard work.

Former Indian captain Kapil Dev on Thursday said that a combination of three all-rounders and two genuine bowlers would have been an ideal combination but the team can still win the ongoing World Cup with hard work.

"Ideally there should have been three all-rounders and two genuine bowlers but since we don't have them we have to work hard to win. If you don't think you can win, then you must stop playing," Kapil said.

"We don't have a potent bowling attack but that does not mean we cannot win. If you lose heart how will you win?" he asked

Kapil said Indian bowlers were not up to the task against England in their tied World Cup match against England and advised Mahendra Singh Dhoni's men to improve their performance in the coming games.

"It is easy to talk but I think the players in the middle also know about their weakness and try to work on that. It is important to learn from your past experiences rather than cribbing on the result.

"You can not always be on the winning side some day you might even lose the game, the team which plays good will win," Kapil said on the sidelines of the release of a book -- World Cup: A Pictorial Journey.

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