Inexperienced spinners to struggle in India: Jenner

Published: Sunday, June 8, 2008, 3:35 [IST]
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Melbourne: Expressing concern over the Australia's plan to blood young spinners in the away cricket series against India, Shane Warne's spin coach Terry Jenner asserted that the decision will might produce an unexpected and undesired result.

Jenner beleives that young spinners tend to struggle on Indian soil and often return home having taking backward steps in their development.

''Every time we take young spinners away to the sub-continent they come back as medium pacers,'' Jenner was quoted as saying in The Daily Telegraph.

''Indian pitches and to some degree Pakistani pitches play low therefore they quicken the pace and bowl more wicket to wicket. It's a concern for me to take a young spinner there.

Shane Warne was lucky, he went to Sri Lanka on his first overseas tour instead of going to say India,'' he added.

Australia's top line spinner-Shane Warne, Stuart MacGill and Brad Hogg were all retired from the international cricket and the world champions are struggling to find their replacement.

Beau Casson and Dan Cullen are being tipped as the spinners to be picked for Australia's Indian tour later this year.

Left-arm wrist spinner Beau Casson had replaced the retiring Stuart MacGill for the upcoming third Test against West-Indies.

However, if Casson debuts he will be just the 20th left-arm wrist spinner to play in the 131 years of Test cricket.


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