Peter Handscomb Vows To Continue His Attacking Approach On India Tour
Australian rookie Peter Handscomb has said he would not allow Indian spinners to settle while preferring to go with an attacking approach on sub-continent wickets during the four-match Test series against India, which starts on February 23.
“I’ll be looking to use my feet and be positive going either forward or back to the spinners (and) obviously finding a game plan there and sticking to it,” Handscomb was quoted as saying by Fox Sports.
Handscomb was named in the Australian side in the third Test against South Africa last year following his good show in the Sheffield Shield tournament and from there on, he has set the mark by playing good cricket.
“I learned more to back my own game plan, back my skills, try not to be too worried about what the ball’s doing off the wicket and still be confident coming down the track, but also playing off the back foot and if I need to sweep, try and sweep as well,” Handscomb said.
Cricket Australia selectors’ decided to include young blood in the national side after some poor performances against Sri Lanka followed by South Africa in first two Tests.
In seven innings, Handscomb has two hundreds and two fifties so far.
“It’ll be (about) trusting our defence and seeing how we go. I’ve got a few game plans in my head,” Handscomb added.
The right-handed batsman Handscomb is training with his teammates in Dubai ahead of the four-Test series against India.
“Some of the world’s best batters don’t know how to do that, so I don’t know how I’m going to do it,” Handscomb further added.
The 25-year-old Victorian-born Handscomb, who was a part of Indian Premier League franchise Rising Pune Supergiants last year – also toured India with Australia A in 2015.
“It’s unpredictable turn. From the middle of the wicket, it can go relatively straight but out of the footmarks, or even just wide of the centre of the wicket, it can really spin and quite aggressively,” Handscomb revealed.
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