Indian batsmen capable of handling Swann: Mishra

Birmingham: The Edgbaston track has started assisting spinners but Amit Mishra says Indian batsmen are capable of handling England spinner Graeme Swann on day four of the third cricket Test.

A few balls turned viciously towards the fag end of day three today, troubling both England and Indian batsmen.

India have an arduous task tomorrow as they are trailing by a massive 451 runs and need to bat through the remaining two days on a track, which is likely to deteriorate, to save the Test and their numero uno status.

Mishra, himself a leg-spinner, said they are not worried about Swann.

"Yes the wicket is offering turn now but we have players who play spinners well. The batting has depth and I don`t see any problem in handling Swann," Mishra said after the end of play on day three.

Mishra, who bowled a maximum of nine no balls in the England 1st innings, said he has worked on his bowling and it has worked.

"Today I think, it was only one no-ball. I have worked with Eric Simmons, I saw the footage of my bowling and I have rectified the mistake," he said.

The leg spinner, who took three wickets in the first England innings, said his strategy worked to get Andrew Strauss and Ravi Bopara out.

"Yes, I had planned how I would bowl to them and I am happy that I could get those wickets. I knew Bopara was uncomfortable when bowled around the toe area, so it worked."


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