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.
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