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first_imgFor the great all-rounder Watson, the game will be about which team handles pressure better. “In big games, it is about your mental approach more than anything else. The biggest challenge is to hold your nerve when the pressure comes on, which is certainly going to happen in knock-out games. Quite a lot of people follow the sport in India than our team back home. So the expectations are more from them. Both teams want to win such a big tournament. We did that in the World Cup last year, so did India in 2011. It is going to be a great game,” predicted Watson. He was also reminded about the teams 0-3 loss to India at home in January. “We have got a very different team compared to the one in that series. For us to be able to click against Pakistan is a great thing. They (India) certainly have a more settled team and all the players know their roles.” Heaping praise on Virat Kohli, Watson feels it is must for Australia to get him out cheaply. “Well, we have a tried a few different things (against him) which has not worked. We thought it would work but he goes about his business without any fuss. We have also gone hard at him at times. It affected him for two balls and then I dropped him at the slips,” said a witty Watson. “He knows his game way too well. We have to try to get him out earlier because once he gets in, he certainly knows how to put pressure on the bowlers.” Watson also expects the contest to be a heated affair, as it has been the case of late. “Things have heated up in the past. It means so much to the Indian players and for us. Things can heat up easily in games like these,” he reckoned. PTI BS AH AHadvertisementlast_img

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