Alex Carey not too fearful of spinning wickets in India

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Australia keeper-batter, Alex Carey has recently stated the team is preparing well for the Border-Gavaskar Trophy.

The Aussies spinners have been trained on specially prepared surfaces in Sydney and they are now fully confident that they will be able to tackle spin.

However, Carey says that reverse swing will be a major factor for the touring party during the series.

He recalled an incident in 2018 when he came to India to play in a four-day match against Bengaluru.

Mohammad Siraj dominated on a spinning wicket with his lethal reverse swing.

Carey also talked about the wickets in Pakistan and Sri Lanka that were quite different from Australian pitches and then also there was a lot of talk about spin.

Says Carey,

Going to Pakistan, there was a lot of spin talk, and I found the reverse-swinging ball difficult. I played a four-day game here in 2018, and a lot of the talk was spin, and I probably forgot a bit how damaging both teams’ fast bowlers are with the reverse-swinging ball on a wicket that might be a bit up and down.

Alex Carey fully aware of the threats that India can pose to Australia

Meanwhile, Carey knows that India will pose a lot of threats by using top-notch spinners.

But, he has firm faith in his team and says that Australia will be able to handle the pressure and be able to adapt to the conditions and the squad’s experience will also be a positive influence.

We know the threats that India has. For a lot of the guys who have played in the past will be spoken to, and we’ll have our batters’ meeting soon. We’ll face a lot of different spinners throughout the next few days, and our spinners are bowling well as well, so for everyone, it’s getting our feet on the ground.

The first Test between India and Australia starts at Nagpur on the 9th of February.

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