Australian spinner Nathan Lyon spoke to the press at the team hotel in Chennai ahead of the four-match Test series against India starting on February 22.

Lyon and a few others were in India to practice before the first Test at Chennai and Lyon was there to understand the conditions which are generally conducive for the spinners.

Lyon spoke about the challenge of playing on Indian conditions and said that he watched England's Monty Panesar and Graeme Swann closely and hopes to put up similar performances.