Home > News >

Ed Cowan feels Australia can counter Indian spinners

Ed Cowan: We can counter Indian spinners

Ed Cowan has played 13 Tests for Australia so far © Getty Images

Chennai: Feb 10, 2013

Australian Test opener Ed Cowan, on Sunday, sounded a warning to India saying that his side have enough batting firepower to blunt their spinners in the upcoming four-match Test series starting on February 22.

India have three frontline spinners, including Ravichandran Aswhin, Pragyan Ojha and comeback-man Harbhajan Singh, in the squad to counter the Australian batsmen.

“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’re confident that we can blunt them and attack them,” Cowan said.

The 30-year-old left-handed batsman said the lesson they have learnt by watching India-England games is that the key to overpower Indian spinners was to attack them.

“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 Rlooked to attack them and we’ll look to do the same,” he said.

Cowan, who has played 13 Tests, said he himself fine-tuned his game to tackle spin challenge.

“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 Ive 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.”

World T20 League 2014

Sep 20, 2014 (20:00 IST)   at Mohali

World T20 League 2014

Sep 21, 2014 (16:00 IST)   at Hyderabad

World T20 League 2014

Sep 21, 2014 (20:00 IST)   at Hyderabad

World T20 League 2014

Sep 22, 2014 (20:00 IST)   at Bengaluru

World T20 League 2014

Sep 23, 2014 (20:00 IST)   at Raipur

More

World T20 League 2014

Sep 20, 2014  at Mohali

Perth Scorchers won by 6 wkts

World T20 League 2014

Sep 19, 2014  at Raipur

NK won by 33 runs (D/L method)

World T20 League 2014

Sep 18, 2014  at Mohali

Kings XI Punjab won by 5 wkts

World T20 League 2014

Sep 17, 2014  at Hyderabad

Kolkata Knight Riders won by 3 wkts

World T20 League 2014

Sep 16, 2014  at Raipur

Northern Knights won by 6 wkts

Photos

KXIP vs Hobart Hurricanes, Match 2 CLT20 2014

Videos

Anderson plays golf with Jaguar competition winners

Live Cricket Score Dolphins vs Perth Scorchers CLT20 2014: Mitchell Marsh hits 2 sixes in last 2 balls to seal sensational win for Scorchers

Don Bradman plays his final innings in England

Kings XI Punjab vs Barbados Tridents, Match 5, CLT20 2014 — Key battles

Pananmal Punjabi: A nonagenarian Test opener

Chris Cairns cleaning bus shelters? Why?

Asian Games Asian Games 2014 Champions League T20 Champions League T20 2014 Chennai Super Kings CLT20 CLT20 2014 Hobart Hurricanes Kings XI Punjab Kolkata Knight Riders Northern Knights Pakistan

Kings XI Punjab vs Barbados Tridents, Match 5 , CLT20 2014: Tridents post 174 for 6 at the end of 20 overs

Mitchell Johnson not responsible for ‘stress-related’ absence, claims Jonathan Trott

James Franklin out as Tridents lose fourth wicket for 124 runs

Jonathan Carter dismissed as Tridents lose third wicket for 106 runs

Dilshan Munaweera dismissed after bringing up half-century

Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) vs Barbados Tridents CLT20 2014 Match 5: Barbados Tridents’ likely XI

Don Bradman plays his final innings in England

Kings XI Punjab vs Barbados Tridents, Match 5, CLT20 2014 — Key battles

Dolphins vs Perth Scorchers, Match 4, CLT20 2014 — Key battles

Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) vs Barbados Tridents CLT20 2014 Match 5: KXIP’s likely XI

Fan of the Day

Niharika Shah

Niharika Shah

669 Posts | 6 Fans

Video Highlights: Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) vs Hobart Hurricanes (HH) CLT20 2014

Shah Rukh, Salman or Aamir – which Khan has the best abs in Bollywood?

World Alzheimer’s Day 2014: Challenges Alzheimer’s patients face in India

Asian Games 2014: Indian medallists on Day One, Shooters Jitu Rai and Shweta Chaudhry win a gold and bronze respectively

Revealed: Big Bang Theory star Kaley Cuoco posts her nude snap with husband Ryan Sweeting on social networking sites

From Coke Zero to Mahindra Scorpio, the changing face of Indian e-commerce

Amitabh Bachchan is all praise for Ranveer Singh and Parineeti Chopra’s Kill Dil

Wickedleak Wammy Desire 3 tablet with 7-inch display and Android KitKat launched for Rs 5,999

Asian Games 2014: Indian women shuttlers in semis as Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu gave her team a good start, men out

Also on cricketcountry.com

Play Fantasy Cricket & Win

Cash Daily! Click here