Ashes: England target Australia’s fortress at BrisbaneBy ANI
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
BRISBANE - England has set their sights on targeting the Australian fortress at Brisbane.
The Poms last victory was at the Gabba in 1986 when Mike Gatting led England to a seven-wicket win in a 2-1 series win.
Andrew Strauss’ team have been in fine form, winning two of their three warm-up games and are in buoyant mood.
And while England has no injury concerns, Australia need to assess the fitness of batsman Michael Clarke, the BBC reports.
The vice-captain missed training on Monday with an ongoing back injury but did take part in a net session on Tuesday.
England’s frontline bowlers have been acclimatising to Brisbane’s tropical conditions for the past seven days having missed the emphatic 10-wicket win over Australia A in Hobart last week.
Australia has not been defeated in a Test match in Brisbane since a nine-wicket loss to the West Indies in 1988. (ANI)