Brad Haddin happy with Australia's cricket style

Australia wicketkeeper Brad Haddin said he is happy with his side's style of aggressive cricket, despite criticism.

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Australia wicketkeeper Brad Haddin said his side are "pretty comfortable" with their current brand of cricket.

Australia's aggressive style has come in for criticism in the fall out to Sunday's four-wicket win over India at the MCG, which was marred by an ugly confrontation between David Warner and India's Rohit Sharma.

The pair traded words in a heated exchange that also involved several other players and Warner revealed on Monday that the ICC had slapped him with a 50 per cent fine of his match fee for his role in the incident.

Several cricket writers were quick to condemn Warner, with ex-New Zealand captain Martin Crowe going as far as saying the "thuggish" batsman could be the centre of an on-field fight during the upcoming Cricket World Cup.

Haddin said that Australia's players were aware of where the line is, though, and that Warner was "no different" to any of his team-mates.

Speaking in Hobart ahead of Friday's one-day international against England - which Warner has been rested for due to a hamstring issue - Haddin said: "We have a clear message of where it's all at. We know the brand of cricket we want to play.

"Davey [Warner] is no different to all of us. He wants to compete. The umpires will adjudicate on anything they see that is not in the spirit of the game.

"We are pretty comfortable with the way we are playing."

Steve Smith will stand in as Australia captain at Blundstone Arena in the absence of George Bailey, suspended due to Australia's slow over-rate on Sunday, and the injured Michael Clarke.

Smith seamlessly slotted in to the top job in Australian cricket during the four-Test series against India and Haddin said he was excited for another chance.

"It's Smithy's first taste of one-day cricket [captaincy]," he added.

"I thought he did an outstanding job through the Test match, now he gets an opportunity to develop his leadership in the shorter forms. He's looking forward to it."

Australia appear likely to pick Tasmanian spinner Xavier Doherty for Friday's match and Haddin was quick to throw his support behind the left-armer.

When quizzed if Doherty was the premier short-form spinner in Australia, the 'keeper emphatically responded: "Yep."

He added: "It's always good to get guys a game in their home state.

"I know he'd definitely love an opportunity. He knows this wicket as good as anyone. He'd help with the overs [over-rate] as well."

Haddin also offered his view on whether Bailey and Clarke could co-exist in the Australia side at the World Cup and claimed it would be no issue, labelling both as "world-class batters".

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