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Mickey Arthur aims to help Australia with past experience in India

Mickey Arthur aims to help Australia with past experience in India

Mickey Arthur thinks Australia had a good outing against India A in the tour game © Getty Images

Chennai: Feb 19, 2013
 
Australia coach Mickey Arthur, who was in charge of the South African team during its 1-1 drawn series in India in 2008, said he would look to use his past experience to good effect in the upcoming four-Test series, starting on February 22.
 
“I was here for South Africa as its coach for the tour before and the result was one-all. We played in Chennai and actually drew the game here. I would like to draw the experience of it and share with the Australian cricket team,” said Arthur in a media conference.
 
“But, we got our own brand and hopefully we will ensure our success during the next six weeks,” he added.
 
Arthur said it was a positive sign that his players had batted well while following on against the India-A team during their last practice game.
 
“It is a very positive sign ahead of the first Test as Michael (Clarke) said that batters have worked extremely hard against spin. We have come here pretty early. I am very comfortable with the way they played the spinners yesterday and in the later session.
 
“I am really happy that they were forced to follow on and again our batters had another opportunity in these conditions to get accustomed to that,” said the coach. 
 
After Australia were bundled out for 235 in their first innings in reply to India A’s total of 451, the host team skipper Gautam Gambhir enforced a follow-on and the Aussies did a shade better in their second essay by finishing on 195 for three.
 
Asked how well was he has been combining with captain Clarke, Arthur said, “Combining with Michael has never been difficult at all. We keep bouncing a lot of each other. The coach-captain relationship is almost like a marriage. You are really on the same page and the players support you what exactly you want to do.
 
“Michael and myself have excellent relationship. We have been together for 14 months and it has been very exceptional.
 
“Michel is experienced and I lend my support as much as I can. In terms of relationship, it is outstanding. All the time we talk over our strategies and the directions as to what the Australian cricket wants. We talk about the brand of cricket that we would like to play. We continue to talk to improve and strive to make the Australian cricket as the best team in the world,” he added.

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