Phil Hughes confident of handling Indian spin attack

Phil Hughes confident of handling Indian spin attack

Last Updated: Monday, February 11, 2013, 13:33
   Comments 0  
Phil Hughes confident of handling Indian spin attackMelbourne: Australian opener Phillip Hughes believes that he has the right technique to face the Indian spin attack in trying sub-continent conditions in the upcoming four-Test series, beginning February 22.

"They`re got all bases covered with their spinners, going in and away from the bat, so it`s going to be challenging. I feel like my technique has come a long way in the past 12 months. Spin has been in the back of my mind, knowing that this series was coming up," Hughes said.

Hughes feels that the sweep-shot, used to good effect by the likes of Mathew Hayden in previous tours to tackle spin, could be a handy tool in the Indian conditions.


"I`ve brought that into my game in the past 12 months, the sweep shot. Playing in Sri Lanka [in September 2011] in their conditions where it did turn ... I played the sweep shot a little bit over there but it was a shot that I felt I had to improve on. I might bring it out in India, depending on conditions ... That it`s there if needed," he was quoted as saying by a leading Australian daily.

Hughes is amongst the second batch of players along with Shane Watson, Mitchel Johnson and Xavier Doherty who will be leaving for India today.

The 24-year-old left-hander said he is expecting Indians to use their strength -- the spin bowling early in conditions favourable to it.

"...I`ve looked at a lot of footage from the series that England were there and there were a couple of wickets that were extremely flat and guys went on and got big scores, and a couple of other wickets were very challenging, where they brought on spin very early and it turned," he said.

"I know they will probably bring spin on very quick at the start of the game."

The man from New South Wales has been to India a number of times but haven`t played a Test match there. He was part of the team`s last tour but remained largely on the sidelines.

PTI

First Published: Monday, February 11, 2013, 13:33

Comments

Pages:    

Post your Comments

Name
Place :
Email :
Comments :
 

Most liked Comments



 other story
Schedule/Results More Matches..»
   Date  Venue
Mar 2 2013 Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad
Mar 14 2013 Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali, Chandigarh
Mar 22 2013 Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi
England's captain Alastair Cook and his Indian counterpart Mahendra Singh Dhoni, unveil the trophy ahead of their Test cricket series starting in Ahmedabad.
England in India 2012
England's captain Alastair Cook and his Indian counterpart Mahendra Singh Dhoni, unveil the trophy ahead of their Test cricket series starting in Ahmedabad.
videos
India's golden girls shine at Commonwealth Games

India's golden girls shine at Commonwealth Games
  Glasgow commonwealth games: Shooting gets India its 8th medal

Glasgow commonwealth games: Shooting gets India its 8th medal
 
Copyright © Zee Media Corporation Ltd . All rights reserved