Hauritz ready to use 'Doosra' to skittle Windies at WACA

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Perth (Australia), Dec.14 (ANI): Australian off-spinner Nathan Hauritz says he will use the 'Doosra' during the third Test against the West Indies here, and is confident about bouncing back in Perth after putting in a lacklustre performance in Adelaide last week.

Hauritz bowled well in the first Test win in Brisbane taking 3-17 and 2-40, but only managed match figures of 2-179 in Adelaide.

He has never played a Test at the WACA and only a handful of Sheffield Shield fixtures, but is looking forward to the opportunity despite the sight of Jason Krejza and Monty Panesar copping a battering in recent years.

"In one-day cricket the wind has always helped, but four-day cricket hasn't been real good. I think I've hardly taken a wicket here whenever I've played. I haven't played much. I've probably only played three games for Queensland," the Sydney Morning Herald quoted Hauritz, as saying.

He also revealed that he was working a lot on perfecting the 'Doosra' and hoped to befuddle the West Indian batters on the WACA pitch.

"I've been doing a lot of work on it (doosra). I tried it in Adelaide, but no one would have seen it so that's how well it's going. We'll have to wait and see if I can land it a bit better here," Hauritz said.

He also said that he still doesn't feel he's cemented his spot in the team and is hoping of doing well on a pitch that many predict will help the quick bowlers, but offer him good drift, pace and bounce.

"It's good for the time being not to be spoken about, whether or not I should be playing, but I'm happy to keep playing for as long as I can there," he said. (ANI)

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