MS Dhoni concedes India's batting and bowling woes but heaps praise on fielding

Asked about grooming Bhuvneshwar for serving the country long, Dhoni said, "We need to groom the whole lot, it's not only about Bhuvneshwar. He is someone who can swing the ball both ways. He is not exceptionally quick but he bowls at a decent pace. He is quite street-smart, he knows where to bowl and what needs to be done.

updated: January 15, 2013 23:23 IST
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Kochi: India on Tuesday finally found its winning touch with a thumping win over England in the second ODI, but captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni conceded that his side did not possess the firepower of the past when they had whitewashed the visitors in the last two series at home.

India had defeated England 5-0 both in 2008 and 2011 ODI series at home but Dhoni said his side would not be that dominant now as they lacked firepower in bowling and the top batsmen were struggling.

"It has happened in the past, but it does not mean it will happen in this series also. We have our own things to worry about. Yes, last time we played well as a batting unit, our bowlers were more experienced, who knew what to do in the powerplays and death overs, how to use the new balls," he said at the post-match press conference.

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