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Rabada's ban a bonus for Australia, feels Haddin

By Surendra Kumar
Sep 09, 2018 • 12:21 PM

Port Elizabeth, March 14 (CRICKETNMORE) - Ahead of the third Test against South Africa starting at Cape Town on Tuesday, Australia's assistant coach Brad Haddin felt that the absence of suspended fast bowler Kagiso Rabada is a bonus for the visitors, especially after the four-match series is locked at one-all.

Rabada was suspended for the remainder of South Africa's Test series after brushing shoulders with Australia captain Steve Smith on day one of the second Test here.

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While Rabada and Cricket South Africa (CSA) are still weighing up whether to appeal the two-Test ban, Haddin felt that the 22-year-old in form pacer's absence would be a blessing for the Australians.

"It's disappointing for the game that he's not playing but from our point of view it's a bonus because he is a class act," Haddin told reporters, as reported by cricket.com.au.

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