There is no need for Australia to tinker with the batting order despite an inept show in the second Test, asserted home captain Tim Paine acknowledging that a better effort is expected from the top-order in coming games.
Australia scored 195 and 200 in the lost Melbourne Test as none of the batsmen could get a half-century in the match that India won comfortably by eight wickets to level the series on Tuesday.
“Not necessarily, we need to just bat better, it does not matter who is at the crease out there,” Paine said when asked if there could be a change on the cards.
“We need to be scoring runs, that’s the job of the top seven in Australian cricket team,” Paine said at the post match press conference.
Make-shift opener Matthew Wade (30 and 40) and one down Marnus Labuschagne (48 and 28) did get starts but…