Former Australian wicketkeeper Brad Haddin has made it evidently clear that he wants current Aussie wicketkeeper Peter Nevill to stay at his designated number 7 slot. Recently, Rod Marsh, Australian selector, had said that considering the solid batting technique of Nevill, it was time to elevate him to number 6. Haddin however, has dismissed such a view and said that he would rather want Nevill to bat at 7.

“I think the keeper should bat at seven,” Haddin recently said. “I actually think it’s a skill to bat at seven and be able to bat with the tail. We’ve invested a lot of time into Mitch Marsh, leave him at six and let him develop and he’ll only get better and better. Nev’s been on fire the whole summer, but I’d leave him at seven.”

“We’ve seen Marsh’s dismissal in the first innings and he was a bit tentative, but in the second innings he went out and played his natural game and looked to score. He’ll develop, he’s one kid that learns a lot quicker than the others, so I’d like to see him stay at six and keep developing,” Haddin added.

Haddin though, was countered by another selector Mark Waugh, on the same issue. “I think Mitch Marsh, if you bat him at seven, he might just free up a little bit, he won’t have that pressure of justifying his spot as a batsman at No. 6 – in the first innings he didn’t know whether to hit it or not. And I think Nevill is good enough to bat at six, his technique is excellent. I don’t think a keeper has to bat at seven, it’s not a rule is it?”

  • SHARE

    A cricket enthusiast who has the passion to write for the sport. An ardent fan of the Indian Cricket Team. Strongly believe in following your passion and living in the present.

    Related Posts

    Volgograd hotel jacks prices 20 times for World Cup

    Volgograd, Dec 16: Russias consumer rights watchdog Rospotrebnadzor has initiated an administrative case in regard to a hotel in Volgograd for inflating prices by over...

    Bravo doubtful of return to Windies team

    Sharjah, Dec 16: West Windies all-rounder Dwayne Bravo has expressed doubts on his possible return to national colours in any format. Bravo, who last represented the...

    Ranji Trophy: Karnataka favourites against Vidarbha

    Kolkata, Dec 16: Eight-time champions Karnataka will be hot favourites against Vidarbha who are still not sure of the services of India speedster Umesh Yadav...

    Knee injury forces Sania to miss Australian Open

    Kolkata, Dec 16: Indian tennis star Sania Mirza said on Saturday that she will not be taking part in the Australian Open early next year...

    Man Utd still in title race: Matic

    Manchester, Dec 16: Serbian midfielder Nemanja Matic said on Saturday that Manchester United are not out of the race for the English Premier League (EPL)...