<div class="img-caption-wrap "> <img alt="Phil Hughes" src="https://st2.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/cricket/image_20130211141647.jpg" title="Phil Hughes" /> <p class="imgcaptionnew" style="width:618px;"> Phil Hughes said he is expecting the Indians to use their strength in the upcoming series © Getty Images</p> </div> <strong>Melbourne: Feb 11, 2013</strong><br /> <br /> Australian opener <a href="/tags/Phillip-Hughes/post" target="_blank">Phillip Hughes</a> believes that he has the right technique to face the Indian spin attack in trying sub-continent conditions in the upcoming four-Test series, beginning February 22.<br /> <br /> "They've got all bases covered with their spinners, going in and away from the bat, so it's going to be challenging. I feel like my technique has come a long way in the past 12 months. Spin has been in the back of my mind, knowing that this series was coming up," Hughes said.<br /> <br /> Hughes feels that the sweep-shot, used to good effect by the likes of <a href="/tags/Mathew-Hayden/post" target="_blank">Matthew Hayden</a> in previous tours to tackle spin, could be a handy tool in the Indian conditions.<br /> <br /> "I've brought that into my game in the past 12 months, the sweep shot. Playing in Sri Lanka [in September 2011] in their conditions where it did turn...I played the sweep shot a little bit over there, but, it was a shot that I felt I had to improve on. I might bring it out in India, depending on conditions...that it's there if needed," he was quoted as saying by Sydney Morning Herald.<br /> <br /> Hughes is amongst the second batch of players along with <a href="/tags/Shane-Watson/post" target="_blank">Shane Watson</a>, Mitchel Johnson and Xavier Doherty who will be leaving for India today.<br /> <br /> The 24-year-old left-hander said he is expecting Indians to use their strength — the spin bowling early in conditions favourable to it.<br /> <br /> "...I've looked at a lot of footage from the series that England were there and there were a couple of wickets that were extremely flat and guys went on and got big scores, and a couple of other wickets were very challenging, where they brought on spin very early and it turned," he said.<br /> <br /> "I know they will probably bring spin on very quick at the start of the game."<br /> <br /> The man from <a href="/tags/New-South-Wales/post" target="_blank">New South Wales</a> has been to India a number of times but haven't played a Test match there. He was part of the team's last tour but remained largely on the sidelines.