Mickey Arthur asks Aus batsmen to learn from Pujara and Vijay

Arthur feels the time had come to consider changes to the batting after two terrible defeats. With Clarke moving up, potentially to No. 4, and Hughes most likely on the way out, one of Usman Khawaja or Steve Smith will come into the picture.

updated: March 07, 2013 12:26 IST
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Hyderabad: Cheteshwar Pujara and Murali Vijay have made as much of an impact on the Australian psyche as India's spinners have, that much has been obvious over the last two days.

On Tuesday (March 5), after India wrapped up the second Test by an innings and 135 runs to establish a 2-0 lead in the series, Michael Clarke highlighted the intelligence and discipline showed by the two right-hand batsmen in the opening session of day two, when they added just 49 runs, before running away with it during their 370-run partnership.

Mickey Arthur, the Australia coach, echoed Clarke's sentiments on Wednesday after an extensive centre-pitch practice session at Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Uppal. Arthur was responding to whether it was a lack of skill or a lack of patience that had been Australia's undoing this series.

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