On spinning Indian tracks, Phillip Hughes will have to shoulder a lot of batting responsibility. On Monday, the 24-year-old South Australian flew out of Melbourne with Shane Watson, Mitchell Johnson and Xavier Doherty as part of advance party for the four-Test series against India, starting February 22.
Banking on his splendid form over the course of the Australian summer, Hughes - with over 1000 runs from 20 international Tests - said he is looking forward to the challenges of playing quality Indian spin.
"I feel very confident about my game. I am going there with some runs behind me which is always a plus. I have never played Test match cricket there (in India) and so, I am looking forward to getting there," said the batsman whose domestic form earned him a recall for the Test series in Sri Lanka and the ODI/T20 series at home against West Indies.