Hayden says Oz batsmen should not get carried away by 'spinning wicket' hype

Last Updated: Sun, Feb 17, 2013 10:21 hrs

(ANI): Legendary batsman Mathew Hayden has urged Australian players to avoid getting carried away by the hype created around the spin-friendly wickets in India during their four-match Test series, starting on February 22 in Chennai.

Hayden said going to India, there is always a big mention of their spinners, adding he doesn't think they should buy into that too much, News.com.au reports.

Hayden added it's a spinning ball and it's not like it is coming down on you at 165km/h, adding there is way too much made of various strategies.

The left-handed batsman said you couldn't be thinking you have to go there and change your game, adding you have to have invested the time to come up with a few scoring options and you just can't sit there and wait for a spinner to dominate you.

Hayden added the successful method against spinners is not the same for everyone, adding his strategy was to come forward.

Hayden further said it was more of a height thing, and being so tall, his obvious advantage was his reach, adding it allowed him to smother spin and he could play straight down the ground and the sweep shot as well. (ANI)

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