Australian captain Michael Clarke has warned returning allrounder Shane Watson will not likely be an immediate treatment to the side’s bowling problems.
Australia’s death bowling arrived underneath scrutiny once again on Friday evening when Sri Lanka chased down a report 280 at Bellerive to notch a about three-wicket win and go top rated of the tri-series table.
The travelers had looked to be imploding at seven-267 before tailender Thisara Perera hit a four and six off consecutive balls from Dan Christian and then Nuwan Kulasekara strike a 1st-ball boundary to win the match up.
Vice captain Watson was called 12th gentleman immediately after his latest return to the squad from injury but will put pressure on Christian and opener Dave Warner, who is however to pass 50 in the series, in Sunday’s crucial clash with India at the SCG.
“It really is likely to be difficult for Watto to improve the dying bowling, he has not played a lot of late,” Clarke stated.
“It truly is a big phone on him to carry him straight in and assume him to strike his yorkers straight away.”
Clarke mentioned the remedy was there in the present squad, in spite of only Tasmanian spinner Xavier Doherty (1-35 from 10 overs) becoming capable to stem the tide on his home patch.
Ryan Harris went for more than seven an above in his return from an enforced relaxation and spearhead Brett Lee conceded the winning boundary whilst bowling the previous about of the match.
“I believe the men (at the moment) in the team have to be capable to do it,” Clarke explained.
“We all need to have to get better at it.
“You’ve received to try out and give the guys out there confidence as effectively and back again them.”
Watson was seen bowling in the nets at Bellerive and Clarke mentioned he was keen to get him back into the aspect.
“Hopefully Watto does play (in Sydney),” Clarke said.
“He’s a big player for us and I am actually looking forward to having him again in the 11.”