Chennai: Shane Watson on Sunday made it clear that Australia will play aggressive against Indian spinners in the upcoming four-match Test series starting here from February 22.
Asked if the Australians will play like a Kevin Pietersen had done during England’s successful Test tour of India recently, Watson said: “Absolutely. You’ve got to attack the spinners in a way that doesn’t allow them to settle into a line and length.
“You’ve got to put a bit of pressure on the spinners like we do against the quicks as well. The guys who have had most success here among foreign players are the ones who have done that. Pietersen is an amazing player of spin… He’s certainly very aggressive against spin. We will try to bat like KP,” he said.
“And that’s where we have to find the game plan,” said Watson who led the Australians in the second practice game against India ‘A’ here and hit a strokeful 84.
“Obviously it’s not easy to bat against spin in Indian conditions and that’s why we have got two practice matches. There’s no doubt that India will come hard at us. That’s the reason we have come here early, to continue to evolve. Some guys haven’t played in Indian conditions before… in Test matches especially… So it’s a big learning curve for a lot of the guys,” he said.
Watson said he was not sure of his batting slot.