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Time for Australia to “start throwing some punches”: Haddin


Former Test wicketkeeper Brad Haddin has called on Australia to stand up and be counted in Friday's second ODI against South Africa in Adelaide.

The Aussies were soundly beaten by the Proteas in the series opener in Perth last Sunday – suffering their seventh consecutive defeat and 17th in their past 19 one-day games.

Haddin believes a win will significantly boost the team's confidence in what has been a turbulent time for Cricket in Australia.

“As we know, one thing that changes things is a win,” Haddin told SEN's KB and The Doc.

“The smile comes back on your face if you do get a win, so there’s a great opportunity for someone to stand up and start throwing some punches, get a nice big hundred and win a game for Australia.

“There’s obviously been a lot of noise and a lot going on around Cricket Australia.

“From our point of view, they’ve trained really well, we’ve put them under a lot of pressure at training and now it’s time to find a hero.

“What a time to find an Australian batsman or a bowler to stand up and win a game for Australia and be an Australian hero.”

Leg-spinner Adam Zampa and top-order batsman Shaun Marsh are both in the mix to return to the side for the must-win clash at the Adelaide Oval.

Listen to Brad Haddin's chat on SEN's KB and The Doc with Kevin Bartlett and Dr Turf in the player below

Brad Haddin KB and the Doc

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