Practice Playing Spin Without Pads: Dean Jones to Australian Batsmen

Dean Jones' advice is similar to a tip batting great Rahul Dravid gave Kevin Pietersen on how to tackle spinners.

updated: October 27, 2014 19:45 IST
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Pakistan's spinners sent Australia crashing to a heavy defeat.

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Sydney: Former Australia batsman Dean Jones has called for a radical shift in the way Australian batsmen play spin after yet another humiliating Test defeat in Asia, suggesting that they practice facing spin bowling without pads to teach them to play with their bat in front of their leg.

Pakistan beat Australia by 221 runs to win the first Test in Dubai Sunday and take a 1-0 lead in the two-match series. (Lehmann Flays Australian Batsmen)

Set an imposing target of 438 runs, Australia were bowled out for 216 in their second innings, succumbing to the spin threat of Zulfiqar Babar (5-74) and debutant Yasir Shah (4-50).

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