Mickey Arthur: 'We should have played two spinners'

Mickey Arthur
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Australia coach Mickey Arthur suggests that he regrets not picking two spinners for the recent Test match against India.

Coach Mickey Arthur has conceded that Australia should have played two spin-bowlers during their first Test match against India earlier this week.

The Aussies struggled to take wickets on a regular basis in Chennai and eventually slipped to an eight-wicket defeat.

Looking back, Arthur admitted that the outcome may have been different had his side deployed a couple of spinners from the start.

"That's going to be the million dollar question," said Arthur. "It's easy in hindsight having a look at how the wicket ended up, you probably would have liked two spinners on there. However, our quicks took most wickets.

"We didn't get a massive return from spin in this game. I thought James Pattinson was outstanding, so it's a difficult dilemma."

Reports have claimed that Xavier Doherty will be included for the second Test in Hyderabad.

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