England at breaking point – Haddin

Australia vice-captain Brad Haddin believes England are “breaking” ahead of the final Test this week in Sydney (Match Betting – Australia 8/13, draw 7/2, England 7/2).

The tourists began the series as favourites to claim the urn having won the last three times the two countries have met, but have been massively outplayed and go into the clash at the SCG in danger of suffering a whitewash.

Andy Flower’s men have been plagued by problems both on and off the field throughout their time Down Under, with batsman Jonathan Trott returning home after the first Test due to illness and the retirement of Graeme Swann following the defeat in Perth.

It now looks as if this series may turn out to be the beginning of the end for the squad that the selectors have relied on for so many years, and they are now expected to make a number of changes to the side for the match in Sydney in a bid to avoid a 5-0 series defeat.

Haddin (9/1 – Top Australian Batsman – 1st Innings) feels his Aussie team are in the perfect position to make it a whitewash and believes England are now at breaking point.

“I don’t think they’re in a great place, to be perfectly honest,” the wicketkeeper said.

“I think you could probably tell a bit of that in their fielding the other day (in the Melbourne Test). I think that’s the first thing to go when you’re struggling a bit.

“The batting and bowling, it’s an individual thing, but I think the team stuff looked like it was breaking a bit the other day.”

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