Chennai: Australian batsman Usman Khwaja resorted to playing mind games ahead of the first Test, stating that the expectations to deliver the goods on rank turners could put the Indian spinners under pressure in the upcoming series.
"We've had enough practice and we are as ready as we are ever going to be. The Indian spinners have a lot of pressure on them too because if it is a turning wicket, they will be expected to take wickets, so there will be a bit of pressure on them. We're in India where the ball turns, you get reverse swing - the guys are really looking forward to the challenge," Khwaja told reporters in Chennai.
Australian batsmen's woes against spinners were exposed once again as India A's spin duo of Rakesh Dhruv and Jalaj Saxena picked up nine wickets between them to enforce a follow on before the three-day warm-up match ended in a draw.