Ahead of Ashes series, Australian paceman Mitchell Starc saw an advantage of his team over England from the prospect of selection of balls. The fast bowler said, Australia bowlers will have a comparative advantage over England as the team is experienced in playing pink Kookaburra ball. Australia bowlers has considerable experience of playing with the type and they has also proven their competence in using pink Kookaburras. Starc highlighted the spells of bowlers like James Anderson and Stuart Board. The England bowlers are dominant on green tracts. Broad's attack of 8 for 15 back in 2015 is memorable. Also, his spell of 6 for 17 against South Africa before a couple of years bears mark of bowling prowess.
However, the conditions in Australia this time will be adverse for England, per Aussies. Another player Trent Copeland said England would need to "really work hard" in Australia. In earlier instances, the tracts were grass covered, which helped them to swing the deliveries both ways. Also, the use of duke ball always had the advantage for England, as they play the type at home grounds. This condition will change in the upcoming series as pink Kookaburras will be used in the tournament. Still, Starc added that the conditions in Australia are "going to be very much" like England.
On the other hand, players like Starc has good experience on pink balls. His career best spell of 8 for 73 is an example of such feats. He said, Pink balls could be "probably an Advantage" for Australia as the home team has been using them in domestic seasons as well as in Test matches. Starc also mentioned that it might be tough for batsmen to score runs, provided that the conditions remain the same. Ashes series will begin by the first week of December. Currently, Australia is thorough a weak form across the formats. The Ashes series will be another opportunity for Australia to revive its play.
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