Hauritz was influential in
The 28-year-old will return to Adelaide Oval on Friday, a self-proclaimed ‘mentally stronger and more confident’ bowler than last year, when he was first recalled to the Test XI after four years in the wilderness.
Hauritz’s improvement and development over the last 12 months has impressed many, including captain Ricky Ponting and legendary leg-spinner Shane Warne.
In his first Test match in
However the tweaker is angling to take it to another level in the following months with the introduction of a doosra into his arsenal.
First mastered by
It is one of the most powerful tools at an off-spinner’s disposal and Hauritz was hopeful of producing the wonder-ball under match conditions soon.
"Punter is always trying to get me to try and bowl it in a game – whether or not it’s this series I don’t know," Hauritz said.
"But definitely on a wicket, maybe like
"It (the doosra) goes the other way, whether it’s a fair bit … it’s not a great deal but I think with my natural shape that goes away and comes back a little bit – this (the doosra) sort of straightens down the line."
Hauritz suggested he was still fine-tuning the intricacies and warned crowds not to hold great expectations.
"I sort of feel like short-leg will die if I don’t get it right," he laughed.
"I think that it could be pretty handy in my coming years of playing, but whether or not we will see it soon is another thing."
"I bowl it a lot more in the nets now, but for me, I need to be able to land it consistently in the nets before I bring it out."