Victory in India is a big achievement: Hussey

Published: Wednesday, September 24, 2008, 17:42 [IST]
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Jaipur: Australian batsman Mike Hussey today said to win the test series in India is a ''big challenge'' and a victory would be a ''big achievement''.

''The playing conditions in this country is different as there in Australia but I would take the advantage of playing in IPL.

Besides this I have also played 4-5 times in India, which would help me a lot,'' Hussey told mediapersons here.

Replying to a question, he said ''if you wanted to get success in India, you have to keep a pre plan in your mind. Michael Hayden, Michael Clarke and some other batsmen of Australia had their own plan to face India. Every player had a different game plan and I am one of them.'' Hussey, who would be playing Test for the first time on Indian soil, said ''we are focussing on Anil Kumble and Harbhajan Singh but it did not mean that we are taking easy to Indian quick bowlers.

''The quick bowlers were also good in Indian squad,'' he said.

Citing the example of Demien Martyn, Hussey said he had inovated his own plan to face Indian spinners in 2004 series and he was most successful. He used to hit the spinners overhead and he was successful. Refering to Greg Chappell, Hussey said ''he has remained Team India coach and is well versed with the Indian conditions, hence his guidence to the team would be a great advantage to us.'' Questioned on the tips if taken from Shane Warne, he said ''tips are always taken from senior players.'' Hussey said his team was fully satisfied with the adequate security arrangements provided here and they had no fear in their minds.

The Australian team is scheduled to go for the practice session this afternoon at the SMS Stadium and skipper Ricky Ponting would inaugurate the new pavilion of Rajasthan Cricket Association academy in the same premises.


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