'Bolter' Ben Cutting reveals discussing 'bowling plans' with Harris for winter Ashes

Sydney, Nov 11 (ANI): Australian cricketer Ben Cutting, who has emerged as a 'bolter' for the selectors expecting to name a 13-man squad on Tuesday for the first winter Ashes Test, has revealed that he was following a plan that had been outlined for him by Ryan Harris.

Cutting stood out for Australia A on day four against England in Hobart on Saturday, knocking over Jonathan Trott and Gary Ballance, although he was unlucky not to snare Joe Root leg-before wicket.

According to the Sydney Morning Herald, Harris, Peter Siddle and Mitchell Johnson are set to lead the attack for the Gabba, while Cutting is competing with Ben Hilfenhaus and Chadd Sayers to be a potential fourth bowler.

Stating that he was following a plan that had been outlined for him by Harris, Cutting, who has been in the Test frame previously only to be set back by injury, said that he could not think of a better person to talk to than Harris about bowling plans as he performed very well in England during the summer series.

The report mentioned that Trott is vulnerable to the short ball, while Root has consistently battled against the full delivery, while Kevin Pietersen and Matt Prior are fighting fitness battles 10 days out from the first Test. (ANI)


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