Tough to make a comeback: Henriques

Mar 11, 2013, 07:48 IST | Agencies

All-rounder Moises Henriques feels it will be a big challenge for Australia to win against a strong Indian team in the third Test at Mohali

Australia all-rounder Moises Henriques feels it will be a big challenge for visitors to make a comeback in the third Test against India starting here on Thursday.

“It’s a different challenge. It is certainly very tough to win Test matches here, against very experienced Indian team and very experienced Indian spinners,” Henriques told reporters after the team’s practice session here yesterday.

Moises Henriques. Pic/Getty Images

Henriques said India are lucky to have Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Sachin Tendulkar in the side. “You (India) have guys like Dhoni and Tendulkar still leading the team around as senior players, obviously it is very lucky to have those characters around. They are a very strong team, especially here (at home) and they play very well. So it’s a big challenge for all of us.

“For a lot of Australian players it is their first tour to India, so it is a new challenge. We are all doing as much we can to learn from every match we play here. We got to learn faster because we need to win this Test match,” he added.

Henriques lavished praise on Indian spinners and said Australia should take positives from the two Test losses. “Obviously we have to learn from what we haven’t done well in the first couple of Test matches. Obviously, we lost a lot of wickets to spin. We haven’t scored enough runs as we should have,” he said. 

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