Adelaide Ashes Test defeat was rock bottom for Australia: HaddinBy ANI
Sunday, December 12, 2010
PERTH - Australian wicketkeeper Brad Haddin has described the innings-and-71-run defeat handed out by England in the second Ashes at Adelaide Oval as his team’s “rock bottom”.
Haddin said the players knew that the fans expected better from anyone entrusted with the Baggy Green. I think when you look at Adelaide, we just didn’t play to the high standards we should have,” the Age quoted Haddin, as saying.
“We have to make sure we play to the standard of the baggy green cap. I hope Adelaide was rock bottom for us and that we’re on our way back. We all know we have to produce in Perth,” he added.
The 33-year-old further said that it was unfair to single out a select group of bowlers or batsmen for public dissection over the disappointing performance of the team so far.
“It is tough to put all the blame on the bowlers. We haven’t batted well, we haven’t bowled well and we haven’t fielded well,” Haddin said.
“It’s the whole package. We aren’t getting it done well, but come Perth we have to get it all right - the batting, bowling and fielding,” he added. (ANI)