Roar – After promising plenty of fireworks, Australia’s pace attack were forced to hold back when they hit the practice nets ahead of next week’s first Ashes Test in Brisbane.

Summary

  • After promising plenty of fireworks, Australia’s pace attack were forced to hold back when they hit the practice nets ahead of next week’s first Ashes Test in Brisbane.
  • Josh Hazlewood, Pat Cummins and Starc looked primed to cut loose in the Brisbane nets on Monday after being rested from NSW’s Sheffield Shield clash with Queensland being held just metres away on Allan Border Field.
  • However, Starc believed they had plenty of work to do before running out at the Gabba where Australia have not lost a Test since 1988.
  • Starc, Cummins, Hazlewood and Tasmania quick Jackson Bird will train in Brisbane ahead of the first Test squad announcement on Friday.
  • “We have all grown up together and played a lot of cricket with and against each other through the ranks,” Starc said of the four quicks in Brisbane.


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