Aussies not taking it easy

Aussies not taking it easy

Aussies not taking it easy

Australia may have taken a 1-0 lead in the ODI series but they are certainly not sitting on their good start. Instead, they are looking to keep up their performance in the coming matches.

Wicket-keeper Brad Haddin, who got hurt after James Faulkner accidentally poked him in the eye while celebrating the dismissal of Shikhar Dhawan in Pune, said they did not see their 72-run victory as a psychological advantage against the hosts.

“I don’t think so. I think it is important to start the series well. The big thing about a seven-game series is that you can get better as you go. There are definitely areas that we have identified that we need to work on moving forward. It was a good result in game one but we have six more matches to play and the next important task for us is to perform well here tomorrow,” Haddin told reporters.

Haddin expected it to be a high-scoring match on Tuesday. “We just walked across the out-field and from the looks of it, it is going to be a high-scoring game. I have been talking to Shane Watson and James Faulkner, they have played here in the IPL, and traditionally it’s a high-scoring venue.”

Asked whether they were satisfied with their effort to tie the powerful Indian batting with short balls, Bailey said: “I don’t think we used the short-ball anymore than we have in any other game that we play. I think we were very satisfied with the result that we got in game one. There are definitely areas that we plan to bowl to certain players but there is enough technology around to know what bowlers do and what their strengths and weaknesses are.”

“I think the difference the other day was that we had some pretty good partnerships with both the bat and ball. I think partnerships with both bat and ball will be crucial in the series.

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