Haddin: No room for complacency in Jaipur

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Australia veteran wicketkeeper Brad Haddin is happy to find his side leading the ODI series against India, but knows one win isn't enough to justify getting complacent and knows the second ODI will prove tricky.

Australia veteran wicketkeeper Brad Haddin is happy to find his side leading the ODI series against India, but knows one win isn't enough to justify getting complacent and knows the second ODI will prove tricky.

The Aussies won the opening game in Pune by a massive 72 runs, with a score of 304 proving a bridge too far for the hosts. But Haddin reckons the challenge in Jaipur on Tuesday will be just as high-scoring, from both sides.

Haddin said: "We are happy that we could win the first game. It is good to start with a victory but it is a seven match series and you need to get better and better and it is more important to play well in the game (on Tuesday).

"The conditions here are good for another high scoring game. The wicket is full of runs. Shane Watson and James Faulkner have played a lot of games recently and they were telling that it was a good wicket to bat on.

"There is grass and I hope our bowlers will love bowling on it. We have won the first game but need to get better and better because there are still six more games. We had good partnerships in Pune but still we ended up 20 runs short.

"We have to work on certain areas because we lost too many wickets in the end. The technology is there nowadays to know about the batsmen's weaknesses and strengths and the areas to bowl."

Haddin went on to praise batsman Aaron Finch, who has scored two fifties in two games on the tour, and the wicketkeeper feels Finch will be crucial to the side's success in the series.

He said of Finch: "He had a big hundred in England recently and we wanted him to get used to environment here. With the talent he has he can be a dangerous player and he is an asset for us."

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