Swepson looks to experience of India for an edge

Australia A Leg-spinner Mitchell Swepson says that adapting to different conditions is the key to success in India. 

Australia A are yet to play a competitive game of cricket on their tour of India due to monsoon weather in Vijaywada.

The first match of their campaign will be against India A at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore.

Swepson is hopeful that the week-long training camp in Brisbane before the tour will hold the team in good stead.

“Obviously, we would have liked to train a bit more and be outdoors. The first week has been tough due to the weather but looking ahead to the game on Thursday and hopefully we can get out there and play some good cricket,” the 24-year-old said.

“We had a great week’s preparation in Brisbane before we came over. I think the boys have prepared well before we even got here and now we are looking forward to India A. We did get a couple of sessions in Vijaywada, so I think we are good to go come Thursday.”

Swepson believes his experience of having played in these conditions before will be useful.

“Having that prior knowledge of what the conditions are like over here (helped) prepare for that,” said Swepson.

“The week we had in Brisbane and the sessions we have had here, I have been able to prepare, knowing what the conditions will be like and hopefully I can use that as a strength to prepare for the upcoming matches.”

Swepson is in with a shout of playing the Test series against Pakistan in the UAE but is trying not to get too far ahead of himself in his thoughts.

“It’s a massive series for everyone. The UAE tour is coming up and I think a lot of people will be looking to press a case for that. I certainly will be,” Swepson said. “But it has always been the same for me to not look too far ahead and look at the next game and do as best as I can for the team.”

“If we get performances as a team, the individual performances will be there and if that happens to be me, that will be great. If not, then I hope I can just do well for the team.”