Perth: Australia's pace spearhead Peter Siddle doesn't think he has got a hold on Sachin Tendulkar, in contrary to the claim made by the home's team's wicketkeeper Brad Haddin. (Agencies)
"The times I've bowled to Sachin, I probably have (been fortunate). I'm probably lucky enough I've got him two times in Melbourne. But in Sydney a couple of other blokes got him," Haddin said on Tuesday.
"We're building the pressure and whether it's against Sachin or against Dravid, or any of their batters, if I can build the pressure and it happens from the other end, we're going to get the breakthrough," he said.
Haddin had on Monday claimed that the Australia pacer, especially Siddle, has found a weakness in the armour of Tendulkar, whose quest for a 100th international century will restart in Perth from Friday.
The Victorian fast bowler also doesn't think that the pressure of scoring his 100th international ton is bogging down Tendulkar.
"He is still averaging about 70 or 80 so he's still not doing too bad. It's going to be around the corner and hopefully about in three Tests time when he's not here.
"If we can keep the pressure going, whether we get his wicket straightaway or we keep getting wickets at the other end, the pressure will build on him," Siddle said.
Siddle gave enough hints to suggest that Australia will field an all-pace attack in the third Test against India starting here Friday, with Ryan Harris likely to replace injured James Pattinson.
"Rhino (Harris) is a bit smaller than Patto (Pattinson) but with 145k outswingers he isn't a bad bloke to come in and replace him (Pattinson). He's strong, hard and he likes a good fight out on the ground."
Perth: Australia's pace spearhead Peter Siddle doesn't think he has got a hold on Sachin Tendulkar, in contrary to the claim made by the home's team's wicketkeeper Brad Haddin.