Sydney, Nov. 3 (ANI): Former Australian cricketer Dean Jones has warned that if the Australian bowlers do not plan well or execute, they will be smashed to all parts in the next week's Test against South Africa at the Gabba.
In his column in the Sydney Morning Herald, Jones has given some insight into the 'super six' of the Proteas' superb batting line-up, and also shared some tips on how the Australian can get them out.
About Graeme Smith, Jones says that probably 'a short mid-wicket' could be a good option, as feels that "swinging the ball into him will be like giving candy to a child."
"I believe Smith tries too hard against the Australians and that is backed up by his poor numbers against Australia. Smith also possesses a rather sensitive ear to some lip action from the slips. So I would accommodate him with some," Jones wrote.
For Alviro Petersen, Jones says 'Michael Clarke playing only three quicks and using Nathan Lyon early against him' could probably get some results for the Australian team, while for Hashim Amla, he says the 'bounce in our wickets might upset Amla as he hasn't had enough practice on our pitches.'
For Jacques Kallis, A.B. De Villiers and Jacques Rudolph, Jones overall says that the Australians "will need to bowl very well early to the batsmen at the crease, as most of these South African thrive on width no matter how fast you bowl."
Jones also warned about missing catches, which rarely come about with the Proteas' top order.
"If the Australian fielders don't take their catches then they will lose no matter how well our attack bowls," he said. (ANI)