India the most improved team in world cricket, feels Pak coach

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Lahore, Nov 8 (UNI) Hailing the Indians bowlers to be the reason for the team's success over the World Champions, Pakistan coach Intikhab Alam stated that India is the most improved team in international cricket and the one, most likely to replace Australia at the top position.

''They (India) had the bowlers to exploit all sorts of conditions,'' Intikhab said on India succeeding over the Aussies in the ongoing Border-Gavaskar series as they lead by 1-0.

''Zaheer Khan is reverse swinging the ball very well and Ishant Sharma is a top grade pacer. They also have to quality spinners which Australia is missing now,'' he said.

The former Test captain further said Australia were desperately missing the services of top players like Shane Warne, Glenn McGrath and Adam Gilchrist, and yet they have to find perfect replacements for the former greats.

''I don't think they have found able replacements and they don't have the spinners to now challenge teams in the sub-continent.

To be world champions you have to win in the Asian region,'' Intikhab stressed.

''Australia had prevailed in the past over all teams because they had a world class spinner in Shane Warne.'' He added that the Indians had improved immensely in recent times and they would prove to be tough opponents, when they tour Pakistan early next year.

''It is going to be one hell of a series because presently I fancy we could also have beaten Australia,'' he said, revealing that opener Nasir Jamshed, who was not well as he suffered from malaria, has been declared fit for the Abu Dhabi ODI series against the West Indies starting later this month.

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