Peter Handscomb has been a form player for Australia.
Peter Handscomb has been a form player for Australia. PAUL MILLER

Handscomb to go on attack against spinners

CRICKET: Australian batsman Peter Handscomb has vowed not to let India's spinners dominatehim as he prepares for the Test series at a training camp in Dubai.

The Victorian has limited experience on the sub-continent but is widely regarded as one of this country's best players of spin.

Handscomb had a productive Australian summer, scoring two Test centuries after making his debut in the final Test against South Africa at the Adelaide Oval in November.

He took the attack to Pakistan's bowlers, including legspinner Yasir Shah and he said he would go in with the same game plan against the likes of Ravi Ashin and Ravindra Jadeja.

The 25-year-old did, however, have a word of warning against the ball that doesn't turn as much but said he would definitely look to be positive.

"Some of the world's best batters don't know how to do that, so I don't know how I'm going to do it,” Handscomb said.

"I've got a few game plans in my head.

"I'll be looking to use my feet and be positive going either forward or back to the spinners (and) obviously finding a game plan there and sticking to it.”

The four-match Test series against India begins in Pune on February 23.


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