Hope Australia Prepare Bouncy Pitches for India: Shane Watson

Australian all-rounder Shane Watson is desperate to avenge the 4-0 whitewash suffered against India when his team hosts Mahendra Singh's Dhoni's men for a full tour later in the year.

updated: October 15, 2014 14:40 IST
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File Pic: Shane Watson during a training session.

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Former Australia vice-captain Shane Watson urged groundsmen in his country to prepare fast and bouncy pitches when India come visiting Down Under for a full tour later in the year.

Watson, one of the premium all-rounders in world cricket, is set to make a comeback from a calf injury while the Australian Test team gets ready to take on Pakistan in a two-match series in the UAE. However, the Aussie team-management will be keen that the 33-year-old Queenslander gets back in shape sooner than later, ahead of what could be a challenging series against India.

Watson was part of the Australian side that was whitewashed in a four-Test series in India on turning pitches in 2013. Those contests were billed as revenge for the humiliation India had faced Down Under a year ago. Now Watson wants to exact the losses suffered in conditions that favoured MS Dhoni's men.

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