Have to trust our defence in turning Indian wickets: Handscomb

Handscomb, who will be departing along with the team for Mumbai on February 13, said they will look to quickly assess the conditions in India.

Published: 10th February 2017 01:05 AM  |   Last Updated: 10th February 2017 01:05 AM   |  A+A-

Australia's Peter Handscomb celebrates after scoring his maiden test century during play on day two of the first cricket test between Australia and Pakistan. (AP)


DUBAI: Indian wickets provide unpredictable turn and the only way to deal with the home team spinners would be to trust one's defence, believes Australian batsman Peter Handscomb.

"It is unpredictable turn (in India) ... it can really spin quite aggressively. So just have to trust our defence," said Handscomb, who is currently training along with the Australian team at the ICC Academy here.

"Some of the best batsmen in the world doesn't know how to do it, I have a few game plans in my head and hopefully that works for me."

"I guess I learnt to back my game plan and skills, try not to worry much about what the balls would be doing in that wicket and still be confident coming down the track and also play on the back foot and use the sweep as well," he added.

Handscomb, who will be departing along with the team for Mumbai on February 13, said they will look to quickly assess the conditions in India.

"I haven't played Test cricket in India before, only a little bit of IPL. The wickets will be different, so we will have to assess the conditions as quickly as possible after going down there," he said.

Asked if he has analysed some of the Indian players, he said: "We still have got a couple of weeks for the first Test.

I will be looking to use my foot, being positive, going back and forth to spinners and forming the game plan and sticking to that and hopefully scoring some runs."

Australia will be playing four Tests starting with the opening match at Pune from February 23.

Asked if he has picked the brains of some of the players regarding playing in India, he said: "Not so much in last couple of weeks but last few years in terms of picking few things from their local players and also senior stuffs who have played there and also in the IPL."

Stay up to date on all the latest Cricket news with The New Indian Express App. Download now


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp