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Monday, July 23, 2007

Australia's new spinning talents

Shane Warne is no more on the cricket scene and Brad Hogg and Stuart McGill aren't getting any younger. And so the Australians are in the process of unearthing some new spin talent which could prove to be something to ponder about for the Indian think tank(if there does exist any) when the Australian team descends on Indian soil for seven one-dayers by late September and also later when the Indians begin their tour of Australia during the December of this year.

Dan Cullen and Cullen Bailey are the 'promising young men' and the Australians are already counting on them to be able to cause trouble to the Indian line-up. Atleast Darren Lehmann thinks so:

Lehmann is confident his South Australian team-mates(Cullen and Bailey) can cope against India's intimidating batting line-up. "It would be a great learning curve for them," he said. "Indian batsmen play spin well, but they don't traditionally play spin that well in Australia. It would be more making sure Bailey and Cullen are ready. They are both ahead of the game and where they want to be."
They are both part of the Austraian 'A' team scheduled to tour Pakistan shortly. Will be interesting to see if the duo are really deserving of all that praise from Lehmann.

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