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Brad Haddin has described Australia captain Michael Clarke as the best batsman in the world after he scored his third century in the last five Ashes Tests.
Clarke and Haddin put on a 200-run stand to take the second Test away from England on day two in Adelaide and the wicketkeeper says there is no better batsman in world cricket at the moment.
When asked if Clarke is the best, Haddin responded: “I think so. You can definitely make a good argument for it.
“Since Michael’s taken over as captain, his batting’s gone to another level.” Clarke scored 148 to add to his century in the first Test and he has now scored 12 hundreds in 31 Tests as captain at an average of 64.42.
“Once he gets past 20, he seems to go on and get some really big hundreds,” added Haddin, who hit five sixes in his innings of 118.
“His form over the last two years has been as good as anyone in the world. It’s been good to watch.”
Meanwhile, as England finished the day on 35-1, 535 runs behind, Haddin says Australia now have a chance to dictate the rest of the match.
“There are still three days in the game, but we’ve put ourselves in a good position to drive the game where we need to,” he said.
“It’s up to us to bowl well and capitalise on a good score.”