Pace, spin combination will do: Buchanan

PTI | ByPress Trust of India, Mumbai
Nov 02, 2004 10:10 AM IST

Aussies would stick to their trusted combination of pace and spin in the fourth Test, although the track at Mumbai could assist the spinners.

Australia would stick to their trusted combination of pace and spin in the fourth cricket Test starting in Mumbai on Wednesday, although the track at the Wankhede Stadium could assist spinners more.

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"We have had a look at the pitch. It will have turn and bounce. One year ago we played a one-day match here and there was turn and bounce then. We will stick to the combination of pace and spin as before," Australian coach John Buchanan told reporters on Monday.

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Australia, who have already clinched the four-match series, have relied on the same combination of Glenn McGrath, Jason Gillespie, Michael Kasprowicz and leg spinner Shane Warne in the first three Tests of the series.

But Buchanan said Brett Lee, who has not had a look-in so far, was pretty much in the picture for the match.

And although the series was won, Buchanan said his team would not let go the momentum and would play to win the last Test too for a 3-0 verdict.

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