PUNE (India) - India's seam bowling department lacks genuine firepower and some basic swing skills. That's according to Ian Pont, the English pace specialist who has turned around the Bangladesh fast bowling unit in a short time. From his UK home in Essex, Pont, who is National bowling coach of the Tigers, has been disappointed and surprised that the speed of the Indian bowlers has dropped away. "After all these years of fast bowling academies and coaching programmes, we still don't see a world-class pace bowling attack in India with genuine pace and swing," said Pont. "Watching them bowl in South Africa has exposed their inability to move the ball in the air or bowl with any firepower. It's something India has had numerous chances to address but still hasn't. And with all the resources at their disposal that must be disappointing. You cannot just rely on Zaheer Khan bowling medium pace swingers to win you test matches." Pont suggested that it was not the fault of the bowlers themselves but more the fact that they don't know how to bowl with pace and swing. "When you see Steyn and Morkel bowling around 150 kph with movement, it can only be that India has yet to work out what is needed to develop pace bowlers. It's not the bowlers fault but they are the ones in the firing line when they only bowl 128-132 kph. There must be other Indian bowlers around waiting." Under Pont's guidance, the Bangladesh bowlers have learned swing and reverse swing, plus greater control and still maintaining good speeds. They are currently sitting with seven wins out of eight ODIs and are a much-improved side. Shafiul Islam has reported to have been bowling at 143 kph and Rubel Hossain has previously bowled 148 kph. "Rubel can go over 150 kph," added Pont. "We are working towards that after teaching him control and swing." Pont's contract is up at the end of the World Cup and countries like Australia will be searching for a fast bowling coach from the New Year. With very few pace coaches around, Pont is in a position to perhaps have the pick of any job being offered and could even be on a hit list for some of the bigger teams. In April, the IPL begins as well, something Pont is well aware of. "The value of a good coach is growing as teams realise pace and accuracy are desirable commodities - even in the IPL. If a coach can deliver those in a national programme and bring through a production line of pace bowlers, then they will be the biggest asset of all," Pont concluded.