Doolan says Aussie bowling attack 'more diverse' than Proteas
Australian cricketer Alex Doolan believes his team's bowling attack has 'more variety' than the world's No.1 ranked Test team, South Africa.
The Tasmanian Tigers batsman rose to national prominence last weekend after scoring 161 not out for Australia A against South Africa in Sydney.
"They are good, very good but so are we. The Australians have got some great bowling and a lot of variety in their attack whereas the South Africans seem to be all right-arm quick bowlers," News.com.au quoted Doolan, as saying.
"I think that variety might be a good thing for Australian cricket and all the batters are in pretty good form at the moment, especially Ricky Ponting so hopefully he can go well in the next Test," he added.
According to the paper, while Proteas' pace star Morne Morkel was rested, Doolan still faced Test cricket's top two ranked bowlers, Dale Steyn and Vernon Philander, during his eye-catching innings.
The 26-year-old, who has been a revelation in the Australian cricketing circuit with two centuries in six innings for 491 runs at an average of 122.75, said he didn't know how his game had improved.
"I don't know to be perfectly honest, I haven't got an answer for where my improvements come from," he said.
"It is another year in the system, another year feeling a little bit more comfortable and having some success the last few years as a team has helped me along the way," he added.