COLOMBO - India will experiment with different field settings to compensate for their bowling deficiencies at the Twenty20 World Cup, captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni said on Tuesday a day ahead of his team's opening game against Afghanistan.

The 2007 champions failed to defend a formidable 185-run target against Pakistan in a warmup game on Monday with their key bowlers Irfan Pathan, Lakshmipathy Balaji, Zaheer Khan, and Harbhajan Singh going for more than 10 runs an over.  "Bowling has always been a bit of a concern. If you compare our batting to our bowling, we find the bowling slightly weaker than the batting," Dhoni told reporters. "We will try different strategies and different field settings, so that you can complement our way of bowling."