England Seamers Excited For Perth Knockout - Paul Farbrace
Buoyed by England’s success against India in Brisbane, assistant coach Farbrace feels that the seamers will dominate them once again in Perth.
“Definitely they are the best two grounds, we could have played India on, aren’t they?” said Farbrace making a statement of his side’s preferred venues for dominating India.
“The bowlers will be running in excited about bowling here.
“We watched the Twenty20 game here on Sunday and it was exciting to see the ball flying through, so I’d think the bowlers are looking forward to it.
“But, equally, it’s a great wicket to bat on,” added Fabrace.
“Once you get in with the pace and bounce, it’s a very good place to bat as well.”
In Brisbane, England’s seamers had set up a comprehensive win against India that included a bonus point as well.
However, the washout has cancelled that out.
“It (the washout) didn’t help us, but it’s probably what we want because it means that Friday is effectively a semifinal.”
England have been bolstered by the return of their key bowlers James Anderson and Stuart Broad, both of whom missed the Sri Lanka tour due to knee injuries.
“Having Jimmy and Broady back in the bowling attack has given an added quality to that.
“In that way, Sri Lanka was good for Woakesy (Chris Woakes), he stood out and he has so far made some great contributions on this trip.
“We’re starting to develop a very good team with the quality we’ve got and the improvements are there for everyone to see.”
The winner of the England-India clash on 30th January will take on Australia in the final, which is scheduled on 1st February at the WACA.
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