Spin will again play a big role, says Michael Clarke

Clarke made no bones of the fact that just like the Indian team is comfortable playing in home conditions, the 'Baggy Greens' are an equally formidable opposition in their backyard.

updated: March 01, 2013 19:01 IST
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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.

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