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World Cup semi final: Scared of Indian spinners? Aussie batters train in nets with Shane Warne

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Sydney, Mar 25: It seems Australian cricket team have realised the formidable form Team India's spin attack is in. The team members were on Wednesday seen practicing in the nets with cricketing legend Shane Warne to tackle spinners in Thursday's World Cup semi final match against India at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG).

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All front line Australian batters, including skipper Michael Clarke, were seen sweating out in the nets with Warne, the greatest leg spinner of all time, on Wednesday.

Indian spin attack-led by Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja have performed very well and helped the team build pressure over opposition batsmen.

Even part timer Suresh Raina has come in handy for skipper MS Dhoni whenever his front line spinners failed to provide the much needed breakthrough.

Sporting a black jumper and a white t-shirt, Warne arrived the Australian training session and gave some tips to the current team members ahead of a do or die match.

SCG has been Warne's favourite venue as the leg spinner has scalped 64 wickets in 14 Test matches and 43 wickets in 26 ODI games he played here. He even made his debut at the same venue 23 years ago.

On the other side, Team India too was seen sweating heavily in the nets on the penultimate day before 'final' ahead of 'finals'.

Earlier on Tuesday, India's vice-captain Virat Kohli said his team is aiming to create history at ICC World Cup 2015. He and his team are aiming to do which has never been done in Indian cricket. They are two steps away from it.

It is a chance for MS Dhoni and his men to create history by making two successive World Cup finals, which has never happened for the country.

Whereas as part of the mind games ahead of an important game Australian vice-captain Steve Smith said peppering the Australian batsman with the too many short balls could backfire on Indian side.

"A couple of guys have got out to the short ball and that is just part and parcel of the game you have got to get out some way," Smith was quoted as saying by Sydney Morning Herald.

OneIndia News

Story first published: Wednesday, March 25, 2015, 12:35 [IST]
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