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Australia pace attack will prove crucial against India, says Siddle
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Melbourne, February 07, 2013
First Published: 23:49 IST(7/2/2013)
Last Updated: 02:17 IST(8/2/2013)

The wickets in India might be considered a spinner's paradise but Australian fast bowler Peter Siddle feels his team's chances of winning the upcoming Test series there would depend on how well its pacers perform on the dustbowls.

India were beaten at home by England, who relied on their spinners to wreck the famed the batting line-up of the hosts, but Siddle feels every team has to play to its strengths.

“The best way of attacking India is with whatever your best line-up is. The way we've won Test matches for years now has been with our pace and I think that is going to play a big role,” Siddle told 'The Age'.

“But Nathan (Lyon) is going to play a big role at the other end, and his game is going to flourish even more with the pressure we build at our end.
“Combined, we'll do well and definitely be able to take 20 wickets. We're strong, we've got a good set of quicks going over and we've got good back-up for Nathan over there with spin,” he added.

Hughes 'the one'
Rejuvenated batsman Phillip Hughes can be a key player Siddle said. “Since he came back into the side, he showed he'd changed his game for the best,” he said. “His form in the one-dayers has been outstanding.”


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