India to opt for three pacers at Perth

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Perth, Jan 15 (UNI) Team India will look to exploit the seaming conditions at the WACA with skipper Anil Kumble opting for a three pronged pace attack.

''I still have to have a final look at the pitch but in all probability Sehwag will come in and we are considering the option of bringing a third seamer into the team,'' Kumble said.

Irfan Pathan will probably replace off-spinner Harbhajan Singh while fellow pacers Ishant Sharma and RP Singh will retain their place in the playing XI with Kumble manning the spin department.

Kumble expressed confidence that the Men in Blue will hold their own on the traditionally fast and bouncy WACA pitch.

''Yes there may be extra pace and bounce for the bowlers...

but I think we have the quality and experience to handle that,'' he said.

India will try to keep the series alive as they take on Australia in the third Test of the ongoing four-match series which starts tomorrow.


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