Hobart, March 13: Notwithstanding their loss to New Zealand in their last encounter, Australia wicketkeeper-batsman Brad Haddin exuded confidence about bouncing back against the Kiwis in the cricket World Cup.
The two cricketing countries clashed in a World Cup Pool A match on February 28 which Australia lost by a rrow margin. Thanks to a stunning spell of fast bowling from Mitchell Starc, Michael Clarke’s side defending a paltry 151, went within a whisker of stealing a remarkable victory before eventually going down by one wicket.
“The one thing we did take out of the loss was that we were able to put New Zealand under pressure. We found a few holes there in their middle order,” Haddin was quoted as saying by cricket.com.au on Friday.
“What it did end up being was a good spectacle for the fans. But from our point of view, we just had one of those days where we just kept on getting knocked over.”
Despite the loss, the 37-year-old asserted putting pressure on the Kiwi batting line-up was a big plus for them.
“The next time we play against them, if we get the opportunity, there will be a lot of pressure on their top order because that middle order didn’t like our pace I don’t think,” added Haddin. IANS