ENG v AUS 2018: Australia has the bowling prowess to trouble England, says Travis Head

Australia will be without the trio of Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood and Pat Cummins for the series.

Travis Head (Getty)

Australia will be without some of their mainstay matchwinning fast bowlers, Josh Hazlewood, Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummins, for the upcoming 5 match ODI series in England but the camp, according to Travis Head, is unperturbed and backs the likes of Kane Richardson, Jhye Richardson, Billy Stanlake and Andrew Tye to come good for the team in the crucial series. 

Australia would have wanted their main attack to be available for the series, which acts as a fine preparation activity for next year's World Cup in same conditions but have lost the famous trio to injuries ahead of the series with more important assignments waiting. 

Ahead of the first ODI on 13th June, Head was quoted saying, "They are all nasty in the nets, both Richardsons, Billy, even Nes (Michael Neser) can bowl quite sharply, We've got firepower and the control on that side, mix that with AJ Tye, he's got unbelievable skills at the back end with (left-arm spinner) Ashton Agar, who is bowling as well as he probably has in his career, If the guys can be consistent as they have been and the pace is up, it's always a hard task to face them." 

With the bat, Australia will have to be very accurate in assessing the winning score for the series, reiterated Head by saying, "It depends, if we bowl the way we have... We'll find that out pretty quickly, what's a good score, The last two games have been good enough. We were under the pump at Hove but we were pretty clinical in the way we went about it here,"

Head also pointed out that the team will look to take the learnings from the 4-1 defeat at home from the same opponent and have good plans for England. 

"They won't change, We didn't play as well as we would have liked in Australia and they played quite well. They are pretty set in the way they go about things so I guess that's great for us in terms of planning."

(Inputs from CricketNext)


By Kashish Chadha - 10 Jun, 2018

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