Will play hard, says Faulkner

Will play hard, says Faulkner

 James Faulkner wasn’t part of the India-Australia Test series which witnessed plenty of bantering from players from either side and sometimes threatened to cross the limit of decency but the paceman said he wasn’t averse to some chirping.

“As long as it’s controlled,” he said when asked if he liked bantering between rival players. “There’s always things said out on the pitch. But it’s all in good spirit. There’s always stuff said to opposition players when they’re batting or bowling. But that’s a part of the game that’s always been there. We play our best cricket, as long as we’re not going over the boundaries, we play very good aggressive cricket. That’s the way Australia has always played and it will continue that way,” he offered.

On Saturday, after bowling Australia to victory over England, Mitchell Starc had said the tempo created in the Test series would continue during the ODIs. “Fireworks from the batsmen or the bowlers?” he said when asked if there will be sparks flying in Sunday’s match. “It has been a pretty intense Test series, two great teams going hard at it. It will probably be much the same on Sunday, guys trying to play well for their country and their team. It was a fantastic Test series to watch and be a part of and it will be no different come Sunday.”

Faulkner agreed India has a good batting line-up which makes them a tough ODI unit. “It looked like a very good Test series. The Indian batsmen are in pretty good touch as well… Virat Kohli is in good touch. They’re going to be tough tomorrow. They’re a very good one-day team and so are we.”

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