Aussies find it tough on turning pitches

At a loss ... Australian captain Steve Smith after being dismissed. Photo: AAP Image.
At a loss ... Australian captain Steve Smith after being dismissed. Photo: AAP Image.

Smith said he agreed with most of the other squad members that had played in the Indian Premier League, who said the wickets were turning more than they had previously.

Whether that means Australia takes two specialist spinners into tonight's must-win match against Bangladesh in Bengaluru remains to be seen.

"We're in different conditions to what a lot of us have played in," Smith admitted. "It's about being able to find a way to be successful."

Australia played both Adam Zampa and Ashton Agar in the opening loss to New Zealand in Dharamsala, although both were given just one over.

Smith preferred to use all-rounders Shane Watson, Mitch Marsh and James Faulkner, the trio helping restrict the Black Caps to a gettable 8-142 before Australia's batsmen collapsed.

Bangladesh and Australia are the only teams without a win in Group 2 after India beat Pakistan by six wickets in front of more than 60,000 fans at Eden Gardens, thanks largely to an unbeaten 55 from 37 balls by Virat Kohli.

Australia's women's team will be out to make it two wins from two games tonight when it takes on New Zealand in Nagpur.

The Southern Stars, chasing a fourth-straight win in the tournament, beat South Africa by six wickets in their opening game.


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