The visiting Australian team has certainly emerged as the better side in the ongoing Ashes 2019 Test series. They have prepared and composed their team combination in accordance with the conditions in England and thus things have also ended up going in their way as compared to the home team. Veteran England pacer James Anderson who has been injured since the first Test and has also been ruled out of the series also feels the same.
However, Anderson also stressed on the fact that the surfaces and the conditions have not been alien for the Aussie fast bowlers. He noted that there could possibly have been more grass on the pitch. Anderson mentioned that Australia give pitches to teams in accordance to their comfort.
"I think they've probably suited Australia more than us. I would have liked to have seen a bit more grass but that's the nature of the game here. When you're selling out - like Lancashire selling out five days of Test cricket - it's hard not to produce a flat deck but, you know, that's one of the frustrations from a player's point of view. We go to Australia and get pitches that suit them. They come over here and get pitches that suit them. It doesn't seem quite right,” James Anderson mentioned.
The Aussie fast bowling duo comprising of Pat Cummins and Josh Hazlewood have been dominant with the ball in this series so far. Anderson too stated that the Australian bowlers have bowled in the right areas and have been consistent.
"Their bowlers have just been pretty relentless - so consistent in the areas they've bowled. Pat Cummins is the best bowler in the world because he hits the top of off stump at 85mph-plus regularly, and he' got a really good Plan B - bowls a good bouncer. It's quite simple what they do, but it's really effective because they do it so consistently," added Anderson.