Indian attack lacks teeth which is required to bowl England twice in the Tests, says former India skipper Dilip Vengsarkar.
The young Indian attack will be led by Ishant Sharma and Bhuvneshwar Kumar in the challenging five-Test series, beginning next month.
Mohammed Shami, Varun Aaron and R Ashwin are the other bowlers in the Indian attack but Vengsarkar is apprehensive about their effectiveness.
“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 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 see anyone doing it,” Vengsarkar said after launching a website for his academy.
“But you never know in cricket, anything can happen. I hope India does well. But England team is very good in England. After a long time we are playing a five Test match series, I hope we do well, that is important for us,” he said.
The England tour commences on June 26 with a three-day game in Leicester.
The visitors are to play one more warm-up three-day game against Derbyshire (July 1-3) before the series starts on July 9 at Trent Bridge. The other Tests are to be played at Lord’s (July 17-21), Ageas Bowl in Southampton (July 27-31), Old Trafford (August 7-11) and The Oval (August 15-19).