Englandâ€™s bowlers wonâ€™t have problems repeating their Ashes success in this yearâ€™s series in Australia, bowling guru Troy Cooley said on Monday.
But Cooley, who has begun work as Australiaâ€™s fast bowling coach after three years developing Englandâ€™s pacemen, said it might be a different story for Englandâ€™s batsmen in the Ashes series, getting underway in November.
Cooley, who was credited with perfecting the art of reverse swing with Englandâ€™s pace attack of Steve Harmison, Simon Jones and Andrew Flintoff during last yearâ€™s Ashes series in England, said Australian conditions wonâ€™t be a problem for Englandâ€™s seamers. â€œThey (England) have got some nasty fasties. Theyâ€™ve got bounce and things like that,â€ Cooley told reporters in Brisbane on Monday. â€œTheyâ€™ll work very hard to make sure they are ready to come across here and play.â€
But Cooley said Englandâ€™s batsmen would be in strife after he passed on his knowledge to Australiaâ€™s pace battery. â€œI think the batters are going to be the ones that will need to do a lot more work,â€ he said. â€œTheyâ€™ll be doing the things that they need to do to try and hold the Ashes - but weâ€™ll be working very hard to take them back.â€
Cooley will work with Australiaâ€™s young pacemen at Brisbaneâ€™s Centre of Excellence throughout the Australian off-season, starting with tall West Australian left-armer Ben Dorey. Cooley said England would be getting a taste of their own medicine in the next Ashes series. â€œWeâ€™ll be practising it (reverse swing),â€ he said. â€œWeâ€™ll be making sure if the conditions suit during the game and the ball is right then hopefully weâ€™ll have that as a weapon to use.â€
Cooley will also work with young paceman Mitchell Johnson in the Australia A team in a series of one-day and four-games against equivalent teams from New Zealand, India and Pakistan in Darwin and Cairns in July. â€œThe depth looks good. Iâ€™m very excited about working with all the bowlers,â€ he said.
â€œFast bowling is one of those arts where you are going to get injured. So the fast bowling program wants to make sure there are at least seven to 10 fast bowlers who can walk into the Test and one day scene and do very well,â€ he added.
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