‘Use straight bat, hit off the backfoot’ – Shane Watson’s valuable advice for Australia ahead of Border-Gavaskar Trophy

Former Australia all-rounder Shane Watson has shared a valuable advice with all the Aussie batters ahead of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy, slated to begin on February 9. Watson advised the visitors to use a straight bat and to play backfoot shots to not survive but to do well against Indian bowlers.

Citing an example from his career, the former player said that he tired to be a different player when he came to India and was left confused about whether to use his feet to counter spin or wait for the ball to come to him.

“Using a straight bat to be able to hit off the back foot through the off side or the leg side.hit it with a straight bat to be able to hit it through the leg side,” Watson told ESPNcricinfo.

“One thing I didn’t really do [in India] was just accept what I had at that moment in time, instead of trying to be someone else. I was thinking, ‘Should I use my feet this time to get out and cove

Watson believes Jadeja can be massive threat to Australia

Watson reckoned that Ravindra Jadeja’s speed and accuracy makes him extremely difficult to pick for the right-handed batters.

“Facing him when the ball is turning compared to when the ball is not turning is just chalk and cheese.

He’s very hard to be able to work through as a right-hander, to find a method that’s going to not just survive but also score runs,” Watson said