Adelaide: Australia might still be mourning the tragic loss of Phillip Hughes but all-rounder Shane Watson yesterday said his team will be ready to dish out aggressive cricket and inflict pain on India when the opening Test gets underway here on Tuesday.
Shane Watson evades a bouncer during a practice session in Adelaide yesterday. Pic/Getty Images
The 33-year-old all-rounder said last week has been the most challenging phase for the team but he believed that his side will play with the same aggression as in the past and avenge their 0-4 loss to India last year.
"We've played our best cricket when we are aggressive. That's ever since I've been involved in the Australian cricket team. We are aggressive with bat and ball, especially with the ball as we were during the last Ashes series. That's not going to change because that's when we're at our absolute best," Watson told reporters yesterday.
"We know what we have to do to do well against the Indians. They hammered us in their conditions so we have a lot to give back to them in our conditions. They certainly let us know that they were on top of us in that series. "We need to make sure we start off well in that series and stay strong to make sure they feel a similar pain as we did over in India," he added.