England has done their Homework Very Well: Jason Gillespie
Former Australian fast bowler Jason Gillespie feels that this England team under the captaincy of young Joe Root has done their homework very well ahead of the high-profile Magellan ashes Test series which kicked off yesterday at Gabba. Gillespie further credited the England bowlers for executing the plans to perfection.
When asked about the same, the 42-year-old Gillespie cited the example of Cameron Bancroft, to whom the English bowlers did not give any room outside the off-stump and attacked his wickets expecting him to play across. Much to the credit of Bancroft, he drove the balls straight past the bowler, however after a barrage of inswingers; an experienced Broad bowled an outswinger just outside the off-stump to which young Bancroft tried to play a stylish cover drive nicking one to the safe hands of Johnny Bairstow.
The bowling partner of Australian legend Glenn McGrath, Gillespie further justified his claims drawing the case of Usman Khawaja. Joe Root straight away brought in off-spinner Moeen Ali as the left-handed Khawaja came into the crease. Khawaja has struggled with the off-spin not only in the sub-continent but has faced troubles in Australia as well. Khawaja judged the line wrong as the ball finds his leg plumb in front of the wicket proving the fact that England has studied every batsman very minutely before landing in Australia.
Talking about David Warner’s wicket, Gillespie pointed out the England bowled some tight lines to Warmer and Steve Smith which frustrated Warner as it indulged him to play an indecisive shot lofting the ball in the hands of short mid-wicket.
The 259 Test wickets holder Gillespie concluded by saying that the batsmen need to find different ways to tackle their flaws on asking what’s due to a batting side when they are exposed so much to the opponents.
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