Matthew Hayden says India’s skill to win towards odds in all circumstances is a mark of an ideal group
Chennai: Indian group has all of the markings of an ideal facet because it can’t solely combat it out however win towards the chances in all circumstances, former Australia opener Matthew Hayden stated.
India had lately defeated Australia 2-1 Down Below in a four-Take a look at sequence. Virat Kohli’s males then took an unassailable 2-1 lead over England following the 10-wicket win within the third Take a look at at Ahmedabad on Thursday.
“India have proven that they’re a contemporary group who can’t solely combat it out however win towards the chances in all circumstances. This can be a mark of all the good groups in historical past. The power to win each at dwelling and away,” Hayden advised PTI in an e-mail interplay.
The wickets in Chennai and Ahmedabad got here in for sharp criticism throughout the second and third Take a look at of the continued sequence.
Requested if an excessive amount of was being made in regards to the pitches particularly once they have been spin-friendly, Hayden stated: “Supplied the wickets will not be unfairly groomed, lowering the sport to just one kind of cricket, I haven’t got an issue with it in any respect. Circumstances ought to promote an excellent sport.
“Groups, each dwelling and away, tour with a number of choices at their disposal ought to circumstances go well with totally different specialists. That is the fashionable sport, totally different codecs, totally different circumstances and large assets to account for a similar.”
Hayden, who scored 8,625 runs in 103 Assessments, additionally had a chunk of recommendation for England batters, who’ve struggled towards the likes of Ravichandran Ashwin and Axar Patel.
“Sometimes, the Ahmedabad wicket is just not a giant turning one. I might solely play the sweep shot on gradual turners the place it’s inconceivable to generate sufficient energy to play photographs down the bottom. English batsmen ought to be acutely aware and play spin in accordance with the circumstances,” he stated.
“Cross-bat photographs are harmful if the ball is just not turning, bringing in a number of modes of dismissal on the one time, LBW, bowled particularly,” added Hayden, who used the sweep shot to successfully counter the Indian spinners particularly throughout the 2001 tour.
Requested the place had the Australians gone fallacious within the Take a look at sequence loss, Hayden stated like England which didn’t capitalise on the primary Take a look at win in Chennai, his nation too misplaced momentum after the Adelaide triumph.
“England after their unbelievable win within the first Take a look at on the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai they did not capitalise within the 2nd Take a look at match for precisely the identical purpose Australia misplaced momentum towards the vacationers in Oz. Failure to submit an enormous first innings complete,” stated Hayden.
“England particularly reached an insurmountable complete of 578 within the first innings of the primary take a look at in Chennai by means of nice batsmanship of skipper Joe Root reaching 218.
“Conversely, Australia in Australia was unable to submit match profitable totals within the first innings of any Take a look at, unable to transform begins into massive totals.”
Hayden, who smashed a double ton in Chennai albeit in a dropping trigger within the memorable 2001 Take a look at sequence in India, felt South Africa’s AB de Villiers was the most effective exponent of the sweep shot in modern-day cricket.
“Very onerous to go previous Mr 360 AB de Villiers. Brutal participant of all of the sweep shot parts, reverse, slog, conventional. His energy and flexibility of enjoying to all elements of the bottom with this shot wins him the title,” stated Hayden, who has partnered with Artistic Monkey Video games to launch a gaming utility ‘Haydos380’.
Requested if the Aussies have been struggling to search out new batting expertise, Hayden stated: “No, the Aussies are in fine condition with their home and worldwide enjoying expertise choices.
“What must occur is batsmen particularly want to grasp this precept of batting, when it is your day make it a match profitable day by occurring and getting a giant rating.”
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