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Haddin prepared for short–ball attack

Sydney, Jan 2: Australian vice–captain Brad Haddin has said India is welcome to continue the short–ball attack on him in the fourth and fil Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) on Jan 6–10.

India’s quickies have bombarded the veteran Aussie gloveman with the short stuff in the past two Tests to mixed success. Haddin maged just 19 runs in the first two Tests in Adelaide and Brisbane before notching up a vital 55 in Australia’s first innings of the third Test. One of India’s chief antagonists, Haddin can likely expect the same treatment in the fil match beginning Tuesday but says it doesn’t worry him.

“If that’s their plan, they’ll have plans for it and I’ll combat them whatever way I see fit,” Haddin was quoted as saying by cricket.com.au.

“If I see I need to change momentum of the game in the last hour and I need to get through that period and set up the game for our team. If their bowlers want to bang it down halfway for an hour and a half then go for your life.”

Haddin believes his first innings half century at the MCG is proof he wasn’t in as poor form as many critics were claiming. IANS

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