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Chappell: 'Bit more than one-nil to Australia'

Ian Chappell analyses Australia's victory in the first Ashes test in Brisbane

Interviewer: Dan Brettig

November 24, 2013

Posted by   on (November 25, 2013, 7:35 GMT)

Australia's bowlers generally bowled with a lot of intent and discipline, and although Mitchell Johnson wasn't as disciplined as Harris and Siddle, his pace did the job. Lyon seems to have matured as an off-spinner. Australia need to stick with this attack for long, looks really potent. Their bowling bailed them out when their batsmen had failed in the first innings and catalysed their turnaround.

Posted by KPWij on (November 25, 2013, 4:21 GMT)

The ferocity and commitment of the Australian bowling line up during this test reminded me of the late 90s until 2006/07. The quick bowlers not only bowled tight lines and lengths they also bowled with aggression to force the issue on the batsmen. Across the last 2 to 3 years this has been a weakness with Peter Siddle being the the only bowler to continually attack and ask questions of the opposition batsmen. Mitchell Johnson, sporting a "Chopper Read" moustache bowled in similar vain which historically has been so effective especially during the reign of the West Indies, fast, intelligent, accurate and intimidating. Even forecasting into the future, the outlook is bright when Harris/Siddle retires you have Cummins/Pattinson and Cutting all of whom bowl in excess of 145kmph and are as aggressive as Johnson. This in addition to the continual development of the crafty Nathan Lyon will pose problems for any other test nation. Very exciting times ahead!

Posted by Alexk400 on (November 25, 2013, 0:26 GMT)

England raise is coincide with trott performace. From bad team to decent team happened because of trott performance. He was the glue. Others contributed but Trott was Mr dependability. England bowlers then came to party with discipline bowling. I think england got destroyed by Mitchell (jekyll & hyde) johnson pace. I do not know england can recover from this if all the rest of the pitches have pace. That way they can eliminate swann effect and also aussie can play 5 fast bowlers now. Aussie can route england. Go with 5 fast bowlers prepare pacy pitches. England do not have fast bowlers , they have broad and anderson both are medium fast. England have to neutralize mitchell johnson pace. One way to do is attack him. It has risk but playing safe won't work. I see a route already. Again if mitchell johnson gets injured or flat pitch england will be back.

Posted by Front-Foot-Lunge-Needs-A-Hug on (November 24, 2013, 20:41 GMT)

Smashed, thrashed and bashed. The England quest to retain the Ashes is over, as are the careers of half their squad. It's one thing to be outclassed in a session or a day but to be so overwhelmed, so tormented and left so hapless for 4 straight days must be quite lonely for them and I won't blame them if they want to go home early, it's probably for the best to just hand over the Ashes now.

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