Darren Lehmann says Aussie quicks sore, Josh Hazlewood poised for debut

时间:2019-08-22  作者:赫连犍  来源:威尼斯人网址  浏览:78次  评论:49条

Australia will be minus captain and could be forced to add fresh faces Josh Hazlewood and Mitchell Starc to their pace attack for the second Test.

suffered on Saturday, having flagged the prospect a could be his last Test.

Shaun Marsh will take Clarke’s place in the XI that takes the field at the Gabba on Wednesday, with vice-captain Brad Haddin expected to become the nation’s 45th Test skipper.

With just three days between Tests, selectors must consider both potency and prudence when they pick the pace attack for Brisbane.

“We might need to (freshen up the attack). We will see how they pull up,” coach Darren Lehmann said.

“We will pick the best team to get 20 wickets. A couple of them are sore but the next day or two will tell. It’s a quick turnaround.”

Starc has been placed on standby.

Hazlewood, 12th man at Adelaide Oval, is well placed to make his Test debut.

Ryan Harris, making his Test return after major knee surgery, slogged through a total of 40 overs in Adelaide.

“I literally don’t know. He’s just come back in the side,” Lehmann said of Harris’s chances of backing up in Brisbane.

“You’d like to think so at the Gabba, but having said that if they are not 100 per cent they won’t play.”

Peter Siddle was sick in the first innings, while he bowled only nine overs in the second dig.

Siddle, dropped for the Test series decider against South Africa in March, has taken a total of six wickets from his past four Tests.

“He bowled tightly which is what we need from him,” Lehmann said in Adelaide.

“Obviously (also) getting some more wickets if possible. He knows that, but he is doing everything he can behind the scenes. He’s OK.”

The hosts will again lean heavily on Nathan Lyon.

Lyon captured a career-best 12 wickets at Adelaide Oval, inflicting a final-session collapse.

In the space of 18 overs, Lyon snared six wickets as India slumped from 2-242 to be all out for 315.

The offspinner rates the Gabba as one of his favourite pitches due to the added bounce on offer.

“He did a really good job last year against England (in Brisbane), got some keys wickets,” Lehmann said.

“He enjoys the bounce.

“He’s dispelled that (the notion Lyon couldn’t bowl teams out on day five) ... I’m really pleased for him.

“It was an emotional day for him.”

Having celebrated the win in the rooms, Australia returned to the field at night to sing their victory song ‘Under the Southern Cross I Stand’.

Lyon belted out the words as players huddled around the 408 that had been painted on the outfield in memory of ’s baggy green number.

Lehmann called the win “probably the best one I’ve been involved in”, given the topsy-turvy Test and the way players rallied following Hughes’ funeral.

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