Clarke thinks SCG might take turn

Australia captain Michael Clarke thinks spin will play a part in deciding who comes out on top in their World Cup Pool A match against Sri Lanka at the SCG on Sunday.

After observing conditions in the build-up to the match, Clarke feels the pitch at the historicvenue is drier than usual. If the conditions stay as it is, it might suit the Asian side more than the hosts.

Clarke said: "It looks like spin is going to play a part. It looks quite dry and certainly hasn't got as much grass on it as I've seen in past one-day matches at the SCG.

"In saying that, that’s today, so a day of sun, a bit of rolling, I think it might harden up. The SCG in general, a change of pace has always been a weapon.

"Generally spin plays a part, and it’s a pretty big ground, as well. I think you'll see a pretty good wicket.

"Conditions are very different to what we've just seen in Perth (against Afghanistan) and I think it’s a little bit different to what South Africa played on here."

When South Africa played at ground, against the West Indies, on the 27 February, they scored more than 400 batting first and won the match comfortably.