COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (Sporting Alert) — India will open its 2012 ICC World Twenty20 Group A campaign against Afghanistan at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo with victory well on their mind.
The MS Dhoni-led India side have a strong batting setup, but will look to improve in the bowling category, especially as the tournament rolls on.
On Wednesday they will include a strongly bowling line-up in the starting XI as a test to see how they can correct some of the problems from the warm-up games.
“Yes, bowling has always been a bit of a concern for us,” Dhoni said ahead of the game in Colombo. “Our bowling line-up is slightly weaker than our batting.
“But we have experienced bowlers who can do the needful and also the part-timers. We are looking to play with seven batsmen to start off the tournament which means the part-timers will have to do a really good job so that we can sustain with those seven batsmen.
“Otherwise, as the tournament progresses and [if] we still find that our bowling line-up is a bit too weak, we will have to go with six batters and five bowlers.”