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Ashes 2017: Harris Feels Aussie Pace Battery Better Than 2013-14 Trio

IANS |November 8, 2017, 9:15 AM IST
Ashes 2017: Harris Feels Aussie Pace Battery Better Than 2013-14 Trio

Adelaide: Former Australia quick Ryan Harris, who was one of the architects of England's 0-5 whitewash in the 2013-14 Ashes, feels the current fast bowling trio of Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood and Pat Cummins is more potent.

Harris, who claimed 22 wickets and formed a formidable combination with left-armer Mitchell Johnson and Peter Siddle during the 2013-14 edition, believes it will be the pace attacks of both sides that will decide the course of the series, starting in Brisbane from November 23.

"Hazlewood's probably doing the job that I did (four years ago) and he's quicker than me, and he gets more bounce," Harris said at the Adelaide Oval ahead of the four-day day-night tour game against England that starts on Wednesday.

"And you've got Starc who can definitely do a Johnson role, and you've got Cummins so you've probably got an extra bit of pace. Cummins on his day he's fast as well.

"Obviously we did a good job last time, but the key is going to be working as a team, as a bowling unit. That's what we did well last time and obviously got the results," the 38-year-old added.

While the first Test will be played at the Gabba in Brisbane, the second match will be a day-night affair at Adelaide from December 2-6.

The third Test will be played at the WACA Ground in Perth from December 14-18 while the fourth match will be played on Boxing Day in Melbourne followed by the final Test in Sydney from January 4-8.

Cricket World Cup Points Table

Pos Team P W L T/NR PTS NRR
1
ENG
5 4 1 0 8 +1.86
2
AUS
5 4 1 0 8 +0.81
3
NZ
4 3 0 1 7 +2.16
4
IND
4 3 0 1 7 +1.02
5
BAN
5 2 2 1 5 -0.27
6
SL
5 1 2 2 4 -1.77
7
WI
5 1 3 1 3 +0.27
8
SA
5 1 3 1 3 -0.20
9
PAK
5 1 3 1 3 -1.93
10
AFG
5 0 5 0 0 -2.08

Team Rankings

Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3663 105
5 Australia 2640 98
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 5720 124
2 India 5990 122
3 New Zealand 4121 114
4 South Africa 4647 111
5 Australia 4805 109
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 Australia 5471 261
5 India 7273 260
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