England unfazed by threat of WACA bounce

The WACA. Taken in December 2006

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A confident and settled England desire a lively pitch for the Perth Ashes Test just as much as the cornered Australians.

While the home side has expressed the belief that a pacy surface at the WACA Ground would offer the best chance to level the series at 1-1, England coach Andy Flower was equally enthused by the thought, not only for Perth but anywhere.

A victory for England in Perth would secure them the Ashes before Christmas, and on the evidence of the first two Tests their superiority may not necessarily be reduced by the preparation of a “result” wicket.

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However, the Australians can point to a dire English record in the west – only one Test victory in 11 attempts, and that during World Series cricket – as evidence to the contrary.

“It gives everyone a chance but I think in Test cricket generally those are the types of wickets we want to play on,” said Flower.

Full story: The Age

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