McGrath says 'unstable' batting line-up responsible for Oz's Ashes downfall

Johannesburg, Aug 28 (ANI): Australian pace legend Glenn McGrath has said that the current Test team's inability to settle on a stable batting line-up has led to its downfall in the just-concluded Ashes series, won 3-0 by England.

According to Sport24, Australia frequently changed its top order throughout the Ashes, with Chris Rogers, David Warner and Shane Watson opening at different points of the series, while Watson, Ed Cowan and Usman Khawaja were all tried at number three.

McGrath said that Australia has struggled to find the right batting combination for which they have been 'well and truly' beaten in the Ashes series, although he backed the side to improve as they have changed a few things around the final Ashes Test at The Oval.

Although he commended the Australian bowling attack, McGrath, the most successful fast bowler in Test cricket with 563 wickets in 124 matches, however said that pace bowlers are increasingly facing injury as there was no respite from competitive games, adding that they show little inefficiencies like a mixed action.

But, McGrath added that bowlers begin to mature during their mid-to-late 20s with a recurrence of their work ethic.

Meanwhile, McGrath also said that his opinion of the Decision Review System had changed during the Ashes for the worse, with the system of referrals to the television umpire regularly coming under scrutiny. (ANI)

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