India A coach Rahul Dravid described the 119-run loss to Australia A as disappointing and said his team will look to sort out their batting frailties against spin and come back stronger in the next match of the triangular one-day series.
Sri Lankan legend Muttiah Muralidaran Monday said that spinners will find the going difficult as they will not get much assistance or purchase from Australian and New Zealand pitches in the ICC World Cup starting Feb 14.
Former Australia captain Ian Chappell feels even though he backs the hosts to win the series 3-0, India should field five specialist bowlers including two spinners in the final cricket Test, starting January 6.
Former Test spinners and chief selectors Iqbal Qasim and Salahuddin Ahmed have questioned the current protocol of the International Cricket Council (ICC) for bowlers and said it was destroying the careers and livelihoods of players.
Retired Test batsman Michael Hussey has said after looking at the struggles of the Brisbane Heat batsmen against top-quality Indian spinners that Australia not only has a problem with producing international standard spinners, but has one in facing them as well.
Shane Warne has admitted he is concerned with the moribund art of leg-spin, adding modern-day captains` defensive mindset is the main reason behind the lack of world-class leg spinners in cricket these days.
Retired Michael Hussey has claimed he would have struggled to mount a Chennai salvage mission against world class Indian spinners like Ravichandran Ashwin, Harbhajan Singh and Ravindra Jadeja despite a penchant to wriggle Australia from desperate predicaments.