ODI series win will boost confidence for Ashes: Haddin

Published: Saturday, November 2, 2013, 9:59 [IST]
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It is a big game, says Brad Haddin

Bangalore, Nov 2: Australia vice-captain Brad Haddin has said a win in series decider against India will do world of good to the visitors ahead of the upcoming Ashes rubber against arch-rivals England at home.

The seven-match ODI series between India and Australia is presently locked at 2-2 with two games being washed out.

Both the sides will lock horn in the seventh and last ODI at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium here today and Haddin said a win in such high-pressure contest can lift the spirit of his side ahead of the Ashes.

"It is a big game. These are the games you want to be a part of. It's obviously a high pressure game with a lot at stake. The series is on the line," he said.

"Guys can continue to perform well at this level and games like this do hold a lot of weight leading upto a big series like the Ashes," Haddin told reporters at the pre-match press conference on Friday (November 1).

Haddin said having played in the country on a regular basis, Indian conditions are now not alien to the Australian team.

"The conditions now aren't as foreign as they used to be. There's a lot of cricket played over here and guys are understanding how to play, especially the shorter format of the game, over here in Indian conditions. From that point of view we're set up for a very exciting game tomorrow," he said.


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