There are requires Australia to make use of Matthew Hayden as a training advisor after sweep photographs galore noticed the batting line-up capitulate within the second Check in opposition to India.
In one of many worst batting collapses in current historical past, Australia by some means went from 1/61 to all out for 113, shedding 8/28 in lower than a session to go 2-0 down within the collection.
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The capitulation threw away any faint hope of successful a Check collection in India for the primary time since 2004 and ensured India retained the Border-Gavaskar Trophy after simply six days of play.
Six Australians had been dismissed within the second innings making an attempt cross-bat sweep photographs, a tactic that has come underneath critical scrutiny.
Hayden is one in all Australia’s best ever batters with 30 Check centuries, two of which he scored in India.
The previous opener was one of many few gamers to have efficiently executed sweep photographs in Indian circumstances, however he mentioned it’s a shot that must be used sparingly, not as a go-to choice.
Talking on the Cricket Et Cetera podcast, he mentioned the unpredictable “bounce of the ball” on Indian pitches meant sweeps and particularly reverse sweeps, ought to not often be used.
“The ball not going over the stumps means you’ll be able to solely sweep on line,” Hayden mentioned.
“You’ve bought to see what the Indian batsmen do and that’s come right down to the ball. When you begin shifting your toes, then they could begin tossing it extensive, then the sweep shot is perhaps an choice.
“I’m by no means a giant fan of claiming don’t sweep. I believe that’s the fallacious mentality since you already noticed how productive the shot was. I’m simply saying don’t sweep each ball.
“You possibly can’t have all of it within the recreation of cricket. Go away these sweep photographs to hackers like myself.
“It was disappointing wasn’t it. You solely have to take a look at the best way Cares (Alex Carey) performed that innings and also you get a way of desperation and that what’s India need.”
Former Australian captain Michael Clarke believes the Aussies ought to search recommendation from Hayden, who’s commentating the collection on TV in India and was important of the vacationers’ shot choice.
Hayden has been a batting coach and mentor for Pakistan on the 2021 and 2022 T20 World Cups, along with his rousing speech after Pakistan made the semi-finals in November successful the hearts and minds of cricket followers all over the place.
Clarke believes captain Pat Cummins and coach Andrew McDonald can be silly to not search recommendation from an Australian legend on the bottom in India.
Australian head coach McDonald has former New Zealand worldwide Daniel Vettori and Victoria’s Andre Borovec as his assistants.
Clarke on the Sky Sports activities’ Massive Sports activities Breakfast: “Take a look at the employees. Are we getting sufficient assist right here? Do we’d like some extra recommendation, steering?
“One thing so easy. You’ve bought Matthew Hayden in India in the mean time commentating and Mark Waugh as effectively. They’re on the floor.
“So it’d be a no brainer to go to somebody like Matthew Hayden, who’s an enormous sweeper. He’s most likely the one Australian batsman that has had success sweeping in India.
“Matty Hayden mentioned it 100 occasions on commentary yesterday, ‘Boys, I wouldn’t be sweeping right here, don’t sweep, don’t sweep, don’t sweep’. These batters, go and took to Haydos, who’s a sweeping genius, as a result of he’s telling you to not sweep.
“I really feel we’re a bit bit nervous to get outdoors assist as a result of it is perhaps a bit important.
“I believe for those who simply keep in your bubble in conditions like this, that’s the place it will get tougher since you maintain making the identical errors and the followers get crazier. Do some issues to attempt to get higher, that’s what we have to attempt to do.”
Cummins will fly again to Australia briefly as a result of a household sickness earlier than returning to India in time for the third Check in Indore, which begins on March 1.
Josh Hazlewood (Achilles) has additionally been despatched dwelling and can take no additional half within the collection.