Mickey Arthur backs Brad Haddin to come good against India at Perth

Brad Haddin reacts after dropping Gautam Gambhir during the third day of the Sydney Test Getty Images

By CricketCountry Staff

Perth: Jan 9, 2012

Australia coach Mickey Arthur feels that Brad Haddin has better times ahead, after the wicketkeeper-batsman had a poor outing in Sydney as he flopped with the bat and was less than ordinary with gloves.

Haddin dropped Indian opener Gautam Gambhir during the third day s play at Sydney, and found it difficult to collect the ball behind the wicket.

“I still believe in Brad,” Arthur said.

“I love his character. I love the way he is around the group. He is our vice-captain and he lives that role really well. I am confident we are going to get the best out of Brad in the Perth Test match,” the Australian coach was quoted as saying by the Herald Sun.

“We are just going to keep hammering it home with Brad. He did not have his best Test match by everyone’s admission. I think he will be fine. I had a nice chat to him after the Test. He’s fine. He wants to come to Perth and do well.

“You don’t see all the little things Brad does off the field. He gets stuck in. He works hard. He has an unbelievably good cricket brain,” Arthur added.