'Hungry' Haddin says Oz can regain Ashes urn with 'more settled' preparation

Sydney, Sept 6 (ANI): Australian wicketkeeper Brad Haddin has said that he is hungry to reclaim the Ashes following his side's devastating 3-0 loss to England and believes that a more settled preparation would assist Australia in regaining the urn.

According to the Sydney Morning Herald, Haddin justified a national team recall, after being out of the side for 18 months, with assured performances behind the stumps in all five Tests in the 3-0 series loss.

The report further said that new Australian coach Darren Lehmann made several changes to Australia by installing Chris Rogers to the top of the order, keeping faith with batsman Steve Smith and getting the most out of workhorse paceman Ryan Harris.

Stating that Lehmann's moves will pay off for Australia in the first Test at the Gabba from November 21 to 25, Haddin said that he is focused on getting his teeth into another Ashes campaign at Australia, adding that the biggest thing coming into the return series is stability as they will have no surprises against England.

According to Haddin, capitalising on the big moments was the difference between England and Australia, although he admitted that they needed to improve to beat the current crop of England players, learn from their mistakes and move forward with renewed experience and enthusiasm.

Despite turning 36, Haddin is showing no signs of slowing down and has expressed his desire to break back into one-day contention for the 2015 World Cup in Australia, the report added. (ANI)


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