Kapil Dev asks India to look beyond Sachin Tendulkar
The 53-year-old, who will be starting a fresh innings as a Hindi commentator for broadcasters Star Cricket during the series, added that it will be a tough task for the hosts to win the series with a big margin.
"The situation is tough. We don't have strong bowling. If we win the series by clinching one or two Tests it will be a great achievement," Kapil said.
"Zaheer Khan is not in great form. Harbhajan (Singh) is also not performing well. In such circumstances if we win the series it will be a great thing," he added.
India has picked off-spinner Harbhajan Singh and Ravichandran Ashwin in the team along side left-arm spinner Pragyan Ojha.
Asked whether the team lacks variety in their attack, Kapil said: "If you have two good off spinners, what is the problem in playing both of them.
"If you have two Tendulkars won't you play them?" he asked.
"Selectors have picked the best available team. Variety should be there, but that doesn't mean you won't play your best player," Kapil added.
Asked about any weaknesses in the visiting team, Kapil said: "I don't think England is weak. They have got very good batsmen, all-rounders and their bowling is also strong. They have got the tail-enders which can contribute to the total. I don't think they are weak. Their only weakness is the lack of harmony in the team. But once they will start playing even that thing
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