Won’t rush judgment on spinners – Clarke

Michael Clarke has said Australia’s selectors won’t rush to judgment about whether a second spinner is required for the second Test in Hyderabad after their eight-wicket loss to India in Chennai. On a pitch that took turn from day one it was not surprising that India’s spin attack was one of the most dominant forces of the game, and the three of them – R Ashwin, Harbhajan Singh and Ravindra Jadeja – took all 20 Australian wickets.

But Australia’s frontline spinner Nathan Lyon picked up only four victims for the match, while eight came from the fast bowlers – six to James Pattinson and one each to Peter Siddle and Moises Henriques. Lyon was at times threatening, but also leaked far too many easy runs. He was milked for singles by all of India’s middle-order batsmen and was especially vulnerable against MS Dhoni, who scored 104 off the 85 balls he faced from Lyon. Read more
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