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Don’t want to focus on Harbhajan alone: Bailey

Don’t want to focus on Harbhajan alone: Bailey
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The hype surrounding off-spinner Harbhajan Singh's return to form notwithstanding, Australia captain George Bailey is least bothered as he said his team would not be focussing on any particular individual when it takes on India on Friday.

‘We don't want to focus too heavily on one bowler. It's not that we focus too much on Harbhajan and don't focus on Ashwin. All the Indian bowlers are pretty good and we respect that fact,’ said Bailey at the pre-match media conference.

The Tasmanian batsman though conceded that spin was becoming a more and more important factor in the context of the tournament. ‘Certainly spin has become more important factor as it will get slower and lower as the tournament progresses. But we have a pretty good line-up of fast bowlers and would like to exploit whatever is available,’ said Bailey.

The 30-year-old skipper believes that the team that has the 'x-factor' will emerge victorious as it requires a bit of flair to excel in a marquee game like India versus Australia. ‘You need to show a bit of flair and at the same time be a bit conservative. Ultimately, the team that has more number of players with x-factor will end up on the winning side,’ he said.

Bailey, who has spent a lot of time in the Chennai Super Kings' dug-out during his stint with the IPL franchise, said that he has learnt a lot from his captain MS Dhoni.

The structure of Indian Premier League is such that you can't play more than four overseas players. One thing that I have learnt from my days with CSK is the consistency in team selections. In CSK, we didn't change the team when we lost matches. This game can be very fickle and you don't decide on the basis of one or two performances,’ he said.
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