Gillespie warns 'confused' Oz will have tough time in summer Ashes

Sydney, Apr 10 (ANI): Former Australian Test paceman Jason Gillespie has said that he believes that Australia will face a tough time in England during the Ashes, adding that the uncertainty and confusion surrounding Australia's batting line-up is a serious problem for the squad.

Predicting a difficult time for Australia when it tours England in June for the summer Ashes, Gillespie, now head coach of English county side Yorkshire, said that Australia's top order appeared plagued by confusion, the Sydney Morning Herald reports.

According to Gillespie, the selectors should change the top-order batsmen if they feel that they are not good enough, although adding that the batsmen should be given a good run and be backed both privately and publicly if they prove their worth.

Gillespie, who played 71 Tests for Australia, further said the case of out-of-form batsman Shane Watson was one in which selectors should be decisive, adding that as a Test cricketer, Watson is not performing as he should.

The former bowler also said that although he is optimistic about Australia's bowling stocks but he expects the batsmen to struggle against impressive English quicks James Anderson and Steven Finn. (ANI)


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