Not Ashwin, this bowler will become Australia’s problem, warns former player. Shane Watson says playing Ravindra jadeja on a turning pitch will be very difficult india vs australia

The Australian team is currently on a tour of India and will take part in the four-match Test series. Before this series, the former Australian has warned his team against a spinner.

The Australian team is making special preparations against Ashwin.

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The Border-Gavaskar Trophy is to be played between India and Australia. This series is starting from February 9 in Nagpur. Australia knows that it will be a challenge for them to play Indian spinners. She is also preparing for this. Seeing the preparations that have been seen so far from Australia and the statements that have come from its side, it seems that this team is scared of Ravichandran Ashwin. But the former Australian all-rounder Shane Watson Has warned his team against a player. Watson believes that left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja can prove to be very dangerous.

Australia has included Mahesh Pithia, who bowls like Ashwin, in his practice. The action of this bowler is completely like Ashwin. On the basis of this, Australian batsmen are preparing to deal with Ashwin. But Watson says that Jadeja is a big threat to the team.

Because of this Jadeja is dangerous

Watson believes that Jadeja throws the ball fast in the air and keeps it flat. Also, his accuracy is very good and hence he can prove to be dangerous for the team. Talking to ESPNcricinfo, he said, “It is much more difficult to play Jadeja when the ball is turning than when the ball is not turning. It seems that when the ball is turning, he is a different bowler as he bowls flat, bowls fast and bowls with accurate line-length at all times. He bowls on the stumps. It is very difficult to play him as a right-handed batsman. It is very difficult to not only survive against him but also find a way to score runs.

Special advice given to batsmen

Watson has also given advice to the batsmen about how to bat in India. He said, “It is important that you play with a straight bat and go on the backfoot and play on the leg side or off side. I wish I could do this earlier as it reduces the risk. All the good players, especially from India, use very little cross bat. These guys play straight with the bat and score runs on the leg side.”

He said, “One thing I India I didn’t and that was that I didn’t accept that I had time. I tried to be someone else. I started thinking whether I should use my steps at this time and go out and hit over the cover or stay in the crease.