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We can pick India's ODI spinners: Warner

Vice-captain confident Australia's batsmen can reverse recent trends and get on top of the hosts in Indore

David Warner has dismissed suggestions Australia's batsmen can't pick India's spinners ahead of Sunday's must-win one-day international.

Australia are two-nil down after another batting collapse had scotched any hope of levelling the series in Kolkata, and need to end their worst-ever streak of 10 straight overseas ODI losses in Indore to keep the five-match series alive.

Spin has claimed 10 of the 19 Australian wickets to fall across the two matches and left-arm wrist-spinner Kuldeep Yadav, who became the third Indian bowler to snare a hat-trick in Thursday's match in Kolkata, believes he has the wood on Warner.

In five innings facing the 22-year-old, Warner has been out to him four times.

While he didn't face Kuldeep in game two, Warner misread a wrong'un in Chennai before nicking a slider to the keeper.

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That's the exception rather than the rule, according to the powerful opener.

"I find that the players can read them and there's the odd one or two that you probably can't see the seam and then the players react off the wicket," Warner said.

"If you get off to a good start and the spinners come on, it's a different game."

Much has been made of Australia's deficiencies against spin on the subcontinent.

But Warner isn't making excuses for the senior contingent who are no strangers to Indian conditions.

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"You should know the conditions very well," Warner said.

"In saying that, when you're out there, it's totally different. You become tentative.

"The game situation dictates. If you lose a couple of wickets, what do you do? Do you use your feet? Do you play with one stride?

"They're the things that you have to work out and adapt when you're here."

Warner also addressed Australia's worrying recent trend of batting collapses in ODIs away from home.

"We've noticed the last 12 months we've had batting collapses in both formats," he added. "So that's something we've really go to try and work on.

"What are the answers there? We don't know. That's what happens in this game. It will turn around, and when it does, it will turn around fast and very well."

Aaron Finch is in the mix to partner Warner in the third ODI after training strongly on Saturday.

He could force Hilton Cartwright out of the side, while Peter Handscomb might also be considered, with a flat wicket and short boundaries at the Holkar Stadium.


Australia's Qantas Tour of India

Australia ODI squad: Steve Smith (c), David Warner, Ashton Agar, Hilton Cartwright, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Patrick Cummins, James Faulkner, Aaron Finch, Peter Handscomb, Travis Head, Glenn Maxwell, Kane Richardson, Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Wade, Adam Zampa.

Australia T20 squad: Steve Smith (c), David Warner, Jason Behrendorff, Dan Christian, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Aaron Finch, Travis Head, Moises Henriques, Glenn Maxwell, Tim Paine, Kane Richardson, Adam Zampa.

India squad (first three ODIs): Virat Kohli (c), Rohit Sharma (vc), KL Rahul, Manish Pandey, Kedar Jadhav, Ajinkya Rahane, MS Dhoni (wk), Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Shami.

ODI Fixtures


September 17: India won by 26 runs (DLS Method)

September 21: India won by 50 runs

September 24: Holkar Cricket Stadium, Indore

September 28: M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru

October 1: VCA Stadium, Nagpur


T20 Fixtures


October 7: JSCA International Stadium, Ranchi

October 10: Barsapara Stadium, Guwahati

October 13: Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad