India vs Australia: Glenn Maxwell says visitors have to be adaptable in their strategy in tough tour

PTI, Feb, 03 2017

Melbourne: Australia batsman Glenn Maxwell feels his team doesn't have to look further than its opponents to tackle spin during the tour of India beginning later this month.

Maxwell, who has been recalled to the Test team for the tough tour of India, thinks the visiting batsmen adopting a single strategy in the sub-continent conditions will only lead to failure.

"I'm not sure it's a place you ever really feel comfortable. It's a place where you've got to work so hard to get your runs and you've got to have different strategies at different times of a game," the 28-year-old was quoted as saying by cricket.com.au.

Glenn Maxwell added that the Australians could learn a thing or two by watching the Indians adapt their game mid-innings. Reuters

Glenn Maxwell added that the Australians could learn a thing or two by watching the Indians adapt their game mid-innings. Reuters

"That's probably what I've learned; you can't go in there with just one strategy and stick to it. You've got to be adaptable and you've got to be able to change your game almost mid-innings.

"So it's going to be a real test of everyone. Even for the Indian players, you watch them, they go through different stages of their innings from sweeping, to using their feet, to playing off the back foot – they change all the way through their innings.

"Hopefully we can do similar stuff and work on our play of spin because it's going to be pretty key," said Maxwell, who has played a lot of cricket in India thanks to the Indian Premier League (IPL).

Currently in New Zealand for the One-Day International (ODI) series, Maxwell said he would like to bat at number six in all countries.

"I'd certainly like to be the No 6, in all countries," he said.

"I think it'd be a great position for me to try and nail down, and that's something I'm hoping to do starting in India.

"So hopefully we can finish with a good result (in New Zealand), then I can head to Dubai (for Australia's training camp) and start preparing for the next tour."

Published Date: Feb 03, 2017 | Updated Date: Feb 03, 2017



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