Australia captain Michael Clarke has said his side will first assess the conditions properly at Hyderabad, and then only they will decide on the team combination for the second Test against India, which begins on March 2.

After the end of the first Test at Chennai, which Australia lost by eight wickets, Clarke said he won't blame it entirely on the team selection.

"It's not just about selection. It's about how you perform. I don't think we bowled well enough in our first innings and we certainly didn't bat well enough in our second innings," Clarke was quoted as saying by PTI.

The Australian captain has been one of the better players of spin bowling but he feels that as a team they need to execute their skills in a much better fashion as they would have to face a lot of Indian tweakers.

"You're going to face both if you're playing against India. They've got two right-arm off-spinners along with Jadeja and Ojha. I think you have to find a way against the ball spinning in both directions. I think it's more personal preference. We have just got to find a way to execute our skills better, with bat and ball."

"For me, I don't think it matters too much. I got out to a ball spinning away in the first innings, and to one spinning back in in the second innings (laughs). I'd like it to go dead straight. That would be nice."