We need to get better and better: Haddin

Jaipur: Despite the 72-run win in the opening ODI,Australia vice-captain Brad Haddin says his team need to step up further if they are to clinch the seven-match series. “We are happy that we could win the first game. It is good to start with a victory but it is a seven match series,and you need […]

Published: October 16, 2013 3:42:06 am

Jaipur: Despite the 72-run win in the opening ODI,Australia vice-captain Brad Haddin says his team need to step up further if they are to clinch the seven-match series. “We are happy that we could win the first game. It is good to start with a victory but it is a seven match series,and you need to get better and better. It is more important to play well in the game here tomorrow,” said Haddin in Jaipur.

The Australian wicketkeeper-batsman reckons it will be a high-scoring match and the conditions will also suit his bowlers. “The conditions here are good another high scoring game. The wicket is full of runs. Shane Watson and James Faulkner have played a lot of games recently and they were telling that it was a good wicket to bat on,” he said.

BCCI set to oppose two new balls rule

Mumbai: The Indian cricket board will oppose the rule of using two new balls in ODIs during the International Cricket Council’s meeting in January next year,according to a BCCI official. “It (the rule) is still under trial. In September,India,Sri Lanka,Pakistan and Bangladesh had opposed it. There will be a meeting (of ICC) in January,where BCCI will again oppose it,” the source said.

Australia,New Zealand and England were among those in favour of using two new balls,while West Indies and South Africa abstained from voting. For any change in the existing rule,a two-third majority vote is required.

BCCI’s reservations with regard to the rule stem from the perception that it undermines India’s spin attack.

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