Chennai, Feb 11: Australia opener Ed Cowan is confident that he and his colleagues can handle Indian spinners well and their plan is to attack them in the four-match series that starts in Chennai on February 22.
The left-handed Cowan, who is part of the eight-man first bat of Test players to arrive in India, said he by the time first Test begins, they will be prepared.
"By the time the first Test rolls, we'll be prepared. We've seen Ashwin in Australia and we watched a lot of the India-England series so we're pretty comfortable with our plans to counter their skills. They're very skillful bowlers in these conditions and they will be a major part of India trying to win the series but we are confident that we can blunt them and attack them," Cowan, who will play a Test in India for the first time, said on Sunday (February 10).
He feels it is important to put pressure on Indians. "What's really important is to put pressure on them. We saw in the England series that when they settled in they were able to dictate terms but the guys who did well against them looked to attack them and we'll look to do the same," he said.
Cowan, who has played 13 Tests so far, says he has had training session fine tuning his batting skills against spin.
"We've had a little bit of a break from first class cricket back home so we've had 5-6 weeks off which have been a spin-intensive batting camp that I've held with my coaches looking for ways to improve my game against spin. I've tinkered with a few things and found some really good improvements that I look forward to putting into place," he said.