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Former Australian opener Matthew Hayden has made some interesting babysitting predictionss in the build up to the India vs Australia limited overs contest at homes.

Former Australia opener Matthew Hayden thinks that while Ravichandran Ashwin has a fantastic record,

Kumar Sangakkara created history on Friday in the first Test against Bangladesh at Chittagong by slamming a hundred in the second innings to go with his triple hundred in the first.

Australia’s number nine batsman Mitchell Starc played a brilliant innings before being out for 99, caught by MS Dhoni off Ishant Sharma’s bowling. Starc batted for 144 minutes and hit 14 boundaries during his vigil at the crease that frustrated the Indian bowlers.

Traditionally, India are poor starters, especially while playing away from home. The Boxing Day Test of 2007 was a prime example of this fact. Batting first, Australia put up a competitive 343 on board courtesy yet another ton from Matthew Hayden and a half-century from Phil Jaques.

Steve Waugh had termed Australia’s tour of India in 2001 as the ‘final frontier’. Cricket pundits felt this was their best chance of winning in India; they had arrived in India on a 15-match winning streak. As things transpired, Australia failed to clinch the series in spite of some inspirational performances, and an unprecedented fightback from India.

England skipper Alastair Cook not only wrote his name into the record books with his 23rd Test century, the most by an Englishman, but piled on the agony for India, registering his third ton in succession in this series.

Upset at Indian cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar getting the Order of Australia, former batsman Matthew Hayden said the honour should be "exclusive" to his countrymen.

Former Australian opener Matthew Hayden is considering a comeback to competitive cricket and could well be seen in action in the Big Bash Twenty20 tournament in December.