“Bowling will be India’s weak link”

Brisbane: Australia’s spin legend Shane Warne feels that bowling will be India’s weak link in the four-Test series starting in Melbourne on Boxing Day.

Warne said injuries to frontline pacers Zaheer Khan and Ishant Sharma will doom Indian team.

“England just beat them four-nil. They have got some wonderful batting and all that sort of stuff but I think their bowling is a bit weak,” Warne was quoted as saying by Herald Sun.

“And if Zaheer Khan or Ishant Sharma goes down with injury then it should be a good time for the Australian batters,” he said.

Warne said the packed international schedule was to blame for many injuries.

“The bottom line is that they have to play too much cricket – there is too much expected of an international cricketer. And we are playing two Test series to cram everything in. It is ridiculous. To me that is not right. Let the players recover, so they can be the best players they can be,” he said.