Hyderabad: Australian skipper Michael Clarke on Friday reckoned that spin will "again play a big role" in the second Test against India in Hyderabad but was non-committal on whether he would go with an extra spinner or a fast bowler.
He felt the 22-yard strip at the Uppal Stadium was pretty "similar" to the one at Chepauk, where they were thrashed by eight wickets.
"There are a lot of similarities to the Chennai pitch in regards to the wicket. It looks as if it (pitch) was prepared quite early. It's going to be quite a dry and obviously spin will again play a big part. There will also be up and down bounce. I would be very surprised if India don't play with three spinners," Clarke told reporters on the eve of the second Test.