11 Jan 2012

Sides trade digs ahead of third cricket Test

9:24 pm on 11 January 2012

There's tension building between the Australian and Indian cricket teams ahead of the third Test starting in Perth on Friday.

The Australia vice captain Brad Haddin said India's cricketers can be as vulnerable as any team in the world and wilt when subjected to sustained pressure.

Paceman Zaheer Khan responded to Haddin's description, saying the Australian wicket keeper should focus on his own shortcomings.

India, ranked number one in the Test rankings until last August, were whitewashed 4-0 in their previous away series in England and trail 2-0 in the current one after heavy losses at Melbourne and Sydney.