The Ashes: Ryan Harris believes Australia will exploit England's "vulnerable" batting


Jonny Bairstow of England wears a Poppy for Remembrance Day during day four of the four day tour match between the Cricket Australia XI and England at Adelaide Oval on November 11, 2017 in Adelaide, Australia. Whether we pick him or not, we have got to make that decision once we get closer.

England lost their last five first-innings wickets for 22 runs and then buckled from 93-2 to 124-7 in their second. Thirty years ago, Mike Gatting's outfit took the traditional English, which is to say slightly shambolic, road to Brisbane. "It's all good going into a big series".

Harris, who was coaching the CA XI and will be part of his country's back-room staff for the Ashes, also confirmed Australia will target Root when the series starts.

"They have only been bowling in the nets for a week or two so we were a bit concerned about them in a four-day game. It was hard to take 20 wickets but we can only play in the conditions we're given". "That's what I'm sure the Australians are trying to do".

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The 23-year-old looks nearly certain to play in the first Ashes Test at the Gabba given Jake Ball, his rival for the fourth seamer's position in the team, is now nursing an ankle injury that looks likely to see him miss the Townsville match.

Elisse Perry's double-century on day three - a national record and the third-highest score in a women's Test - helped Australia to 448-9 declared, a 168-run first-innings lead.

James Anderson, Stuart Broad and Chris Woakes appear to be England s front-line pace attack heading into the series but Ball and Craig Overton are pressing their claims. Remembrance Day is observed on November 11 in most countries to recall the end of hostilities of World War I on that date in 1918. "I'll be ready if I'm called upon".