After getting a lot of criticism owing to their insulting defeat against Pakistan, Australia got some sort of consolidation from Australian pacer Ryan Harris.

He explained the current unfortunate situation of Australia he wrote that he do not want to propound opinions from the other side of the universe. He knows how thwart it can be for players when someone sitting back on their chair becomes an expert in what is going on in the heat of competition. But He said that it looked like hard work in states that would prove a dare for any exploring side. There is no doubt that the ultimate result was discouraging for a team that most of them had not played a lot of cricket.

Harris also wrote that when teams come to their state they have seen how they can grapple. It took a long time to win in a Test series in India and they finally did that in 2004 because of tenacity and a lot of practice. He knows they can anticipate to watch more and more of these slow, dry pitches being rolled out around the world given their results of late, so it is something they just have to get better at.

Harris also praised Pakistan by saying in his article that at the same time, they simply have to admit how well the Pakistanis played from attractive much the initial half hour of the series onwards. They batted cautiously and then explosively, and even though they had a very inexpert side their bowlers specially the spinners Yasir Shah and Zulfiqar Babar who bowled pretty well. The ball that Imran Khan bowled to Michael Clarke in the first innings in Abu Dhabi which came back in to hit middle stump was an incredible ball. They just bowled quiet well and put the pressure on Australian team from the very beginning.

Ryan Harris added that he is feeling pragmatic and hopeful of putting up a well-constructed performance at the Gabba on 16th November in the Bupa Sheffield Shield game against New South Wales.


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