Mark Waugh says time at crease key for ``inexperienced`` Oz batsmen
Sydney: Former batsman Mark Waugh, who made three Test tours of India and was a fine player of the type of probing slow bowling Australia will face in Friday``s first Test in Chennai, has claimed spending time at crease would be crucial for the visiting team``s inexperienced batting line up.
In exclusive interview with News.com.au, Waugh said Australia has a very inexperienced batting line-up in the Indian conditions, adding there is only one way to improve, and that is to play in those conditions. Waugh added hopefully two or three of the batsmen can play well, and he added it is hard to improve overnight, but if you are playing for Australia you have talent.
Waugh said a player should be able to adapt to the conditions, adding it is about handling the pressure and spending time at the crease, and it is very difficult initially when you go out to bat.
Waugh also backed Shane Watson to open for Australia, particularly in India since he is a little bit vulnerable coming in against spin.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- Rahul Gandhi takes U-turn, says never blamed RSS for Gandhi's assassination
- Secret documents on Indian Navy's Scorpene-class submarine leaked
- PM Modi's photos, Indian flags raised during massive protests in Balochistan
- Did India become victim of Scorpene submarine conspiracy?
- Did India become victim of Scorpene submarine conspiracy? Part II
- Football Tourism: PSG will receive $197 million to promote tourism in Qatar
- Nitin Gadkari appointed as BJP election in-charge for Goa Assembly polls
- Xiaomi Redmi 4, Redmi Note 4 likely to be launched on Thursday
- Cabinet raises compensation for terror, blast victims
- Present ICC ranking system is not satisfactory: Javed Miandad