Mickey Arthur admits selection dilemma ahead of Hyderabad Test

Arthur said the visiting side, which lost by eight wickets in the first Test, is not sure about the bowling attack for the second Test. Arthur said the opening Test was a massive learning experience for the team's only full-time spinner Nathan Lyon, conceded 244 runs for four wickets.

updated: February 27, 2013 15:17 IST
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Hyderabad: Australian cricket coach Mickey Arthur conceded that his team made a mistake by not going in with two spinners in the lost opening Test against India but it remains a "difficult" selection dilemma for the second match as well due to the pacers' decent performance.

"That's going to be the million dollar question," Arthur said when asked whether the Aussies would go for a two-pronged spin attack in the Test starting here on March 2.

"It's easy in hindsight having a look at how the wicket ended up, you probably would have liked two spinners on there, however, our quicks took most wickets. We didn't get a massive return from spin in this game. I thought James Pattinson was outstanding, so it's a difficult dilemma," he explained.

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