You need courage to stick to your plans: Michael Clarke

Clarke still feels that his fast bowlers will be able to get their variations going.

updated: February 21, 2013 18:14 IST
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Chennai: Australian captain Michael Clarke has decided to go with a lone spinner in Nathan Lyon against India in the first Test and believes that one needs "courage" to stick to their plans irrespective of whether you are bowling spin or facing it.

"Playing spin bowlers is no different to playing fast bowling. You need to have the courage to stick to that plan whether you make zero or 100. Sometimes it works well and sometimes it does not. Now we are going to try our best. That is for sure," Clarke told mediapersons on the eve of first Test starting in Chennai on Friday.

On not having a second specialist spinner, he answered,"I have made plenty of mistakes before and enough to say before making another mistake. But, the focus is to pick the members to have best success. And if that does not work, we reassess for the next Test matches."

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