We cannot be Sitting ducks: Wade

Mar 09, 2013, 02:51 IST | A Correspondent

Keeper urges fellow Aussies to be more aggressive

Australia’s wicketkeeper Matthew Wade, who nearly missed the second Test against India because of a cheekbone fracture, has reportedly said that India have reduced his team to “sitting ducks.”

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The Tasmanian wicketkeeper also urged his struggling teammates to be more aggressive in their approach — a far cry to what the Aussies dished out at Chennai and Hyderabad — and take away some load off skipper Michael Clarke’s back. “We’re just sitting ducks. We’ve got to try to be a little bit more aggressive and put the pressure back on their bowlers.

Open: Wade

“We might have to be a little bit more aggressive at times to get India to do something different because if they get into a rhythm and just bowl dot after dot, the game’s not going anywhere for us,” PTI reported the cricketer as saying in the Australian media.

The Test series resumes on March 14 when both teams meet at Mohali. “Michael (Clarke) has had to score a truckload of runs for us. I felt very disappointed when I got out in (the second) Test match.. We’d put on nearly 150 runs and we were both really going (well). If I could have hung around with him. Individually we’d like to stick around with him and help him out a little bit more and take the pressure off him. I’m sure he’s going to keep scoring,” said Wade.

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