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India doesn�t deserve No. 1 Test spot: Waugh

By The Assam Tribune

NEW DELHI, July 28 (IANS): Former Australian captain Steve Waugh feels that the Indian cricket team doesn�t deserve to be the No. 1 Test side in the world.

In the light of India�s struggling performance in Sri Lanka, Waugh said: �India doesn�t look like the No.1 side. The Indian team is struggling at the moment with their bowling and the team does not have the bowlers to take 20 wickets.�

The 45-year-old legendary batsman said India are only a tough team to beat at home, and it will be difficult for Australia to defeat them in the series, comprising two Tests and three one-day internationals, that starts from October 1 with the first Test in Mohali. �It will be close and a tough series. The team which plays better cricket will win,� said Waugh.

Waugh, who was in the capital for a promotional event, said the Indian team is suffering due to the absence of injured fast bowling spearhead Zaheer Khan.

�India are a very good side. The batting line up is among the best in the world. But the bowling attack seems weak in the absence of senior bowler like Zaheer Khan,� he said. Waugh was also disappointed with an inconsistent Harbhajan Singh.

�I don�t see a match winning spinner in the team. Harbhajan Singh is good but he is not consistent. He only seems to be doing well against Australia. India�s bowling has weakened after the retirement of Kumble,� Waugh said.

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India doesn�t deserve No. 1 Test spot: Waugh

NEW DELHI, July 28 (IANS): Former Australian captain Steve Waugh feels that the Indian cricket team doesn�t deserve to be the No. 1 Test side in the world.

In the light of India�s struggling performance in Sri Lanka, Waugh said: �India doesn�t look like the No.1 side. The Indian team is struggling at the moment with their bowling and the team does not have the bowlers to take 20 wickets.�

The 45-year-old legendary batsman said India are only a tough team to beat at home, and it will be difficult for Australia to defeat them in the series, comprising two Tests and three one-day internationals, that starts from October 1 with the first Test in Mohali. �It will be close and a tough series. The team which plays better cricket will win,� said Waugh.

Waugh, who was in the capital for a promotional event, said the Indian team is suffering due to the absence of injured fast bowling spearhead Zaheer Khan.

�India are a very good side. The batting line up is among the best in the world. But the bowling attack seems weak in the absence of senior bowler like Zaheer Khan,� he said. Waugh was also disappointed with an inconsistent Harbhajan Singh.

�I don�t see a match winning spinner in the team. Harbhajan Singh is good but he is not consistent. He only seems to be doing well against Australia. India�s bowling has weakened after the retirement of Kumble,� Waugh said.