India cannot turn series around, Adelaide was their only opportunity: Brad Haddin

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By: PTI | Melbourne |

December 21, 2020 3:11:54 pm





Former Australian cricket participant Brad Haddin (File Photo/AP)

Former Australia wicketkeeper Brad Haddin reckons the opening day/evening Test was India’s greatest shot at successful within the ongoing series as it is going to be very tough for the guests to script a turnaround after the demoralising eight-wicket loss in Adelaide.

India have been bundled out for their lowest-ever Test rating of 36 in their second innings as Australia claimed an eight-wicket win within the pink-ball Test to take a 1-Zero lead within the Border-Gavaskar trophy.

“I don’t think they will (recover from the loss),” Haddin advised SEN Radio.

The 43-year-old, who featured in 66 Tests for Australia, feels the circumstances on the Adelaide Oval have been conducive to the Indian bowling assault.

“I assumed their only alternative to win a Test match was the primary Test at Adelaide.

“I assumed the circumstances suited their bowling and I assumed they’d get sufficient runs. But I don’t assume they’ll be capable of turn it round.

“You’ve got one Test up at Brisbane where no one beats Australia. These next two wickets will be suited to Indian cricket, but I don’t think they’ll be able to turn it around,” Haddin added.

India created historical past by registering their maiden series win Down Under in 2018-19 on the again of a deadly pace-bowling assault.

However, the customer’s are with out the skilled Ishant Sharma and Mohammed Shami, who suffered a fracture after being hit on the elbow by a Pat Cummins quick ball throughout India’s second innings on Saturday.

“They had a great bowling attack the last time they come out here, and now with Shami out with a broken arm they don’t have enough depth to cover that,” Haddin stated.

Reflecting on the Indian batting collapse Haddin stated “I think it’s really concerning,”

“Yes India were driving the game and we were talking at the start of day three about how Australia would get back into it, but the collapse they had has to leave some marks.”

With skipper Virat Kohli returning residence for the beginning of his baby, India are confronted with choice dilemmas.

“There have been a number of performances from the Indian batsmen that can come below scrutiny over the subsequent week.

“Do they go in with (Wriddhiman) Saha? Who goes to the highest order for Prithvi Shaw? Rohit Sharma comes out of quarantine, does he come again into the aspect?

“They have a lot of things they’re going to have to tackle over this next week leading into this next Test,” Haddin added.

India will tackle Australia within the Boxing Day Test on the Melbourne Cricket Ground, beginning December 26.

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