Fully aware that bowling is one of his team's weak points, Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Tuesday indicated that he could opt for five specialist bowlers in future if the part-timers don't perform as per expectations.

Indian bowlers were clobbered by Kamran Akmal and Shoaib Malik in their final warm-up game on Monday, resulting in a five-wicket loss.

Even as the likes of Lakshmipathy Balaji, Irfan Pathan, Zaheer Khan were taken to the cleaners, Dhoni gave indications that he would stick with the three pacer and one spinner formula for the time being.

We need to have more variations and we will be trying different strategies and field placements to back our bowlers.

Questioned on the fixed formula of playing seven specialist batsmen and four bowlers that has been the trend for a long while now, Dhoni said the practice has been prevalent in Indian cricket "for past 50-55 years