India vs Australia 2013: Need to refresh mentally, says Mickey Arthur

Mickey Arthur spoke of the importance of regrouping before the start of the all-important Test at Mohali next Thursday © Getty Images

Hyderabad: Mar 6, 2013

Australian coach Mickey Arthur intends to let his team loose for a two-day break to recover from the two heavy defeats at the hands of India.

“It’s really important the guys refresh mentally. The guys have trained the house down, albeit we haven’t got the results, the guys have trained exceptionally well. They’ve put a lot of time and effort into it. It’s a tough place both mentally and physically when things aren’t going well. That’ll give us four days training ahead of, what for us now, is a massive Test match,” Arthur said, as reported by www.cricket.com.au

Australia’s eight-wicket loss in Chennai was followed up by a humiliating defeat by an innings and 135 runs in Hyderabad. The team is still wounded from the two defeats and need to regroup before the third Test in Mohali starting next Thursday.