We will have to be at our best against Indian spinners: Shane Watson

The 31-year-old said that he along with skipper Michael Clarke will have to shoulder the bulk of responsibility in the absence of recently-retired Ricky Ponting and Mike Hussey.

updated: February 19, 2013 22:39 IST
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Chennai: Australian all-rounder Shane Watson says they will take a cue from the way England successfully countered the Indian spinners this winter, in the upcoming four-match Test series starting here on Friday.

"England certainly showed that and the guys who got big runs made it easier for the others. One thing in India is that it's hard to start your innings, so if you can get a start, it's important to go on and get those really big scores like England did," Watson said.

"Then you have plenty of runs to play with throughout the Test. There's no doubt that the Indian spinners are very highly skilled, especially in these conditions. So it will be a big challenge for us.

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