Follow-on against India A not a worry, hints Mickey Arthur

Despite their struggles against spin in the second warm-up game against India 'A' in Chennai, Australia coach Mickey Arthur is not willing to read too much into the practice ties.

updated: February 19, 2013 15:41 IST
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In the second warm-up game versus India 'A', Australia were rather rattled by the spin duo of Rakesh Dhruv and Jalaj Saxena. The Aussies were forced to follow-on, as Dhruv and Saxena bagged eleven out of the twelve wickets to fall in the match. Yet the visitors have been rather naive and stubborn in their adamant refusal to accept their weakness towards spin bowling.

Australia coach Mickey Arthur has joined the bandwagon in praising his side despite rather under-par performances in the two warm-up matches.

"You know, I thought we learnt a massive amount from the game against India 'A'. It was a good thing that we got two hits in the game," said Arthur, rather boldly in Chennai on Tuesday.

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