Australia batsman Phil Hughes is hoping to emulate England captain Alastair Cook's form against the Indians when the Aussies travel to the subcontinent in February, saying Cook's batting against spin has inspired him.
Cook's England side won the Test series 2-1, and he batted at an average over 80, and even though England have lost the one-day series, Hughes will be doing his research on how Cook played spinners Pragyan Ojha, Ravi Ashwin and company.
Hughes said: "I watched a bit of footage and I will get that up again and have a look, especially the way Alastair Cook played, being a left-hander as well, in those conditions that took a lot of turn.
"You've got to research. The way they (India) go about it is totally different cricket to Australia. I've toured India before but I haven't played a Test match in India.
"It's totally different conditions to here. The majority of the time they open with spin so it's going to be non-stop spin, spin, spin."
Hughes has been in sparkling form, both in Tests and one-dayers, having scored two centuries in five ODIs against Sri Lanka and going at an average over 60 in all formats. He is enjoying a spell with his domestic side, South Australia.
He continued: "I feel good. It's always nice to get in and get big scores - that's what I pride myself on. It's a good feeling when you're in this type of form and I want to make the most of it because there's been times where I've been in form but been disappointing.
"To face the red ball is good and this wicket is taking turn ... a couple of tricks, a couple kept low. This is very good preparation. I feel like I'm seeing the ball early and feel comfortable at the crease. I want to make the most of that when I'm feeling like this."