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Hussey insists on a 'positive approach'

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September 07, 2008 16:26 IST

Australian opener Michael Hussey has emphasised that the world champions need to maintain a positive approach when they visit India next month.

''It's important to be positive, you've got to know where you can get off strike,'' Hussey was quoted as saying by the West Australian.

''If they're just bowling ball after ball at you and you're looking to survive, they're going to get you out, there's no question,'' he said. ''So you need to be able to tick it over, need to be able to score and put the pressure back on them a little bit.

Hussey, who will be a key component of the Australian batting order in the absence of all-rounder Andrew Symonds [Images], said he will play his natural game in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy, though he expected the challenge to be the toughest of his career.

''My game is a more conservative game, playing the percentages, so I'm probably not going to be looking to do anything outlandish to put the pressure on, but I'll certainly be looking to be positive.''

The left-handed batsman, who was man of the series in the 3-0 one-day win over Bangladesh in Darwin he would give a good challenge to the Indian spinners.

Australia [Images] will name their squad this week, and leave for India on September 21. The first Test in Bangalore starts October 9.

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