Saker backs Hotspot
England will welcome the revival of Hotspot for their Ashes series in Australia, if the technology aid is given the go-ahead after all.
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It was thought a done deal that the thermal-imaging method, which caused so much controversy in a vexed series at home to Australia last summer, would not be available for the rematch.
But with less than three weeks to go before the first Test in Brisbane, latest reports suggest not only Hotspot but a real-time 'Snicko' - a second means by which bat-on-ball contact is detected - may yet be on the agenda.
England's response appears favourable, if bowling coach David Saker's remarks are a reliable guide.
Echoing several similar statements made by coach Andy Flower last summer, Saker said: "I think if we can get as many correct decisions as possible, it's better for the game - not just for England.
"The decision obviously will be made by Cricket Australia, but I'd definitely welcome it for sure."
Saker, for one, has not lost faith in the accuracy of Hotspot - despite the confusion which often surrounded its implementation in the five-match series, won 3-0 by the hosts.
"Obviously over the English summer, a few things went a little wrong with it," he added.
"But the majority of the time, they've got more decisions right than wrong - so I'm a big supporter of it."