Rabada's ban a bonus for Australia, feels Haddin
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.
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.