Kasprowicz wants Tait's inclusion for the Boxing Day Test

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Melbourne, Dec 25 (UNI) Former Australia fast bowler Michael Kasprowicz has endorsed many of his former team mates' suggestion that Australia should unleash fast bowler Shaun Tait against India as the drop-in pitch at Melbourne will offer little for Brad Hogg's left-arm wrist-spin.

The Queenslander said, ''I'd go with four quicks when you are looking for the bowlers who are going to get you 20 wickets ... On a drop-in wicket it doesn't really offer a lot of turn.'' He said that Indian's expertise against playing spin bowling is a factor to be considered and Tait's raw pace can trouble India's star studded batting line up.

''Nothing against Brad Hogg or anything, he's a fantastic bowler.

I just think the Indian batsmen are seasoned campaigners against spin bowling and what they don't particularly like is fast bowling,'' he said.

''Shaun Tait bowling yorkers at 160 kilometres an hour, if you ask most batsmen around, they don't particularly enjoy it. Certainly if it's swinging in at your toes, it's not all that comfortable to play.

''Bumpers keep the batsmen on the crease, it shakes them up. You go for the toes for the wickets,'' he added.

Kasprowicz, who took 113 wickets in 38 Tests said that the Australians have enough variations in their pace attack to make it difficult for the Indians at the Melbourne wicket. ''The mix of Brett Lee and Stuart Clark with left-armer Mitchell Johnson's variation and Shaun Tait as well, you have an arsenal there to go hard at them.'' He suggested that part-time spinner Michael Clarke and Andrew Symonds can be utilised to assist the pacers if needed. ''You've always got (part-time spinners) Andrew Symonds and Michael Clarke if you did want to change things around.'' Amid opinions coming from various former and current players which have been divided, the MCG curator, Tony Ware has suggested Hogg's inclusion for the Boxing Day Test.


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