Arthur looks to use past experience to good effect
Chennai: Australia coach Mickey Arthur, who was in charge of the South African team during its 1-1 drawn series in India in 2008, said he would look to use his past experience to good effect in the upcoming four-Test series, starting here on February 22.
"I was here for South Africa as its coach for the tour before and the result was one-all. We played in Chennai and actually drew the game here. I would like to draw the experience of it and share with the Australian cricket team," said Arthur in a media conference here today.
"But, we got our own brand and hopefully we will ensure our success during the next six weeks," he added.
Arthur said it was a positive sign that his players had batted well while following on against the India-A team during their last practice game.
"It is a very positive sign ahead of the first Test as Michael (Clarke) said that batters have worked extremely hard against spin. We have come here pretty early. I am very comfortable with the way they played the spinners yesterday and in the later session.
"I am really happy that they were forced to follow on and again our batters had another opportunity in these conditions to get accustomed to that," said the coach.