After the infamous Ball-tampering incident, Australian Cricket Team has displayed poor cricketing skills on the field. They failed to taste success instead knocked the wrong door on a repeated basis. Meanwhile, the former wicketkeeper-batsman of Australia, Brad Haddin feels Australians should leave their fear in the ODI series against India.
The current bowling coach quoted that Australia has played the game with a bit scary part in their minds. However, ahead of the ODI series against India, Haddin hopes the side put on a show by leaving the fear factor.
You should move ahead – Brad Haddin
Haddin feels that over the years, Australia had played the game in a great way. He also recollected the memories of the ICC World Cup 2015 and feels that the game evolved a lot after that, something which Brad Haddin wants from Australian cricket as well.
The classy wicketkeeper quoted that they need to be competitive on the paper to make things happen for Australia, especially, against Indian side. It was not only Brad Haddin but also few other former cricketers also opined the same.
“I think it’s our style of play, to be honest. The game’s moved forward since the 2015 World Cup and I don’t think we’ve quite moved that way with the trends of the game, so from our point of view it’s making sure that we get our style right — you’ve got to score 300 plus to be competitive,” Haddin told Fox Sports.
“I think we’ve just played like we’re a bit scared,” Haddin said. But we know in one-day cricket you’ve got to make sure that you’re playing brave and moving the game forward,” he added.
Well, it seems like Australians has listened to the words of Brad Haddin, as they put on a brave show at SCG in the first ODI of the series. The match is yet to conclude but so far, Australians have displayed their dominance.
It would be interesting to see how things would pan out for Australians. It seems like they have found balance in the ODI unit and would be a major boost when David Warner, Steven Smith makes a return to the side.