Lack of spin resources worries Laxman

Lack of spin resources worries Laxman

Lack of spin resources worries Laxman

VVS Laxman

Laxman said apart from those who have already made their India debut, the spin cupboard is bare in domestic cricket which is a worry for the team.

“The Indian cricket team is struggling to find some quality spinners, apart from the guys who are playing. You will find that there is no bench strength as far as spinners are concerned. So definitely the quality of domestic cricket has come down in terms of the bowling department,” Laxman told a cricket website.

“I am really not happy with the bowlers I am seeing. I think the quality of bowlers, especially the spinners, will definitely be a worrying factor for the Indian team,” he said.

In contrast, he felt there was no such worry with batting future. He tipped Suresh Raina and Rohit Sharma for a bright future ahead and also saw promise in Ambati Rayadu. “I think Rohit and Raina are very good. Ambati Rayadu from Hyderabad has got very good potential,” he said.  “Rahul Dravid keeps mentioning about some players from Bangalore who are very talented. So there is a good future for India, as far as batting is concerned,” Laxman said.

Despite the growing popularity of Twenty20, Laxman said Test cricket was still a sought-after format, even among young cricketers.

“I think ODIs will be under threat, because people want to watch good quality of cricket. Over five days they will watch some quality players playing against each other, so definitely Test cricket will stay.

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