Tuesday, 28 July 2015 - 8:13
Mitchell Starc Mocks At England Amidst Pitch Row
Australia fast bowler Mitchell Starc weighed into the ongoing row over the state of pitches for the Ashes series on Monday by accusing England of not knowing what they want.
Following the tourists' crushing 405-run win in the second Test at Lord's, which levelled the five-match series at 1 all, Trevor Bayliss -- England's Australian coach -- called for typical English seaming wickets rather than the slow and low pitch at the 'home of cricket' which he said had played "into the Australians' hands".
There have been suggestions that England and Wales Cricket Board chiefs have ordered groundsmen to prepare deliberately slow surfaces for the five-match series in a bid to blunt Australia's impressive pace attack, although England team director Andrew Strauss has denied issuing such a request.