We have to attack Indian spinners, says Ross Taylor

Updated: 30 August 2012 17:54 IST

Struggling New Zealand captain Ross Taylor on Thursday urged his batsmen to put up a brave front and adopt aggressive approach to counter Indian spin duo Ravichandran Ashwin and Pragyan Ojha in the second Test beginning on Friday.

We have to attack Indian spinners, says Ross Taylor
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Bangalore:

Struggling New Zealand captain Ross Taylor on Thursday urged his batsmen to put up a brave front and adopt aggressive approach to counter Indian spin duo Ravichandran Ashwin and Pragyan Ojha in the second Test beginning on Friday.

"We have to talk among ourselves about tackling Ojha and Ashwin. We have to be brave and courageous to attack them. Then there wouldn't be too many people around your bat hopefully," he told reporters here.

Taylor said his team do not want to look far behind where they lost as many as four Test matches out of five, but desired to look ahead, focusing session by session.

Replying to a question, Taylor said he was working hard to get back among runs and the time was not far away.

"Two 100's in last 30 innings is not great, but I feel I am not far away from making runs. Sometimes you score two centuries in 30 innings and two in couple of innings," he said.

Taylor said he did not wanted to get carried away by the greenish look of the pitch at Chinnaswamy wicket and expressed doubts that the groundsmen would even shave off the grass before the play begins on Friday.

Taylor said he would field same squad which played at Hyderabad and it would be an opportunity for the players to showcase the team's ability.

Topics : Cricket India Ross Taylor Ravichandran Ashwin Pragyan Ojha Sachin Tendulkar Virat Kohli Zaheer Khan Umesh Yadav New Zealand New Zealand in India 2012
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