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Australian captain Tim Paine (center) has said that his team has made a special plan for Navdeep Saini (left) and Mohammad Siraj (right).
Australian batsmen had to face problems in front of Indian spinners in last 2 Tests. In the last Test played in Melbourne, Ravichandran Ashwin troubled the Australian batsmen the most. Australia captain Tim Paine has said that his team is ready to play the Indian spinners in the third Test.
Penn said the Australian batsmen would force Ashwin to bowl as many overs as possible. Also, his team has made a special plan for Mohammad Siraj and Navdeep Saini.
Plan ready for Indian spinners
Tim Paine said, ‘We have some good plans. We are hoping that we will be able to implement this plan on the field. Against Indian spinners, we will try to sweep or reverse sweep instead of playing the ball in the air. The team has also worked hard on these shots.
Batsman should play his natural game
Penn admitted that his batsmen gave the Indian bowlers a chance to dominate. He said, “Batsman should always play his natural game. I have given the same advice to the batsmen of my team. I think many times we let the bowlers of the opposition team dominate us and let them put pressure on us. You also lose wickets with pressure and this is what happened to us.
Will adopt aggressive attitude against Saini and Siraj
Penn said that his team would not allow the new bowlers of Team India to dominate at all in the third Test. He said that the Australian batsmen would be aggressive against Mohammad Siraj and Navdeep Saini. We will also try to make Jasprit Bumrah and Ashwin tired.
Penn said, “We want Bumrah and Ashwin to throw as many overs as possible and we can score a lot of runs against the Indians.” Team India’s batting and bowling are both very good. We have seen him perform well while playing from Australia-A.
SCG pitch will have pace: curator
Sydney Cricket Ground curator Louis said on Wednesday that the pitch was going to be quite normal. He said, ‘I think the wickets in the initial over will be paced and the ball will swing. It then becomes a traditional SCG wicket. My concern is the weather this week. We will try to deliver the best wicket on the first day. After that it gets out of our hands. ‘
The pitch of SCG will be hard as well as grass on it
Last year, Nathan Lyon took 10 wickets against New Zealand at the same ground. Louis said, ‘The weather is different every year. We have tried to deliver hard wickets for the match against India, which will be good grass.
He said, ‘England played the match here 3 years ago. In those days the temperature was 30–40 ° C and hot winds were also blowing. At the same time, the weather is quite different this year. There are chances of rain in the next few days.