Harris says Oz bowling forced `muddled` Trott to change batting technique

ANI| Last Updated: Oct 15, 2013, 12:36 PM IST

Sydney: Australian fast bowler Ryan Harris has said he believes that his team has `muddled the head` of England batsman Jonathan Trott and forced him to change his batting technique.

Although Trott, averaging 89, destroyed England`s arch-rivals in the 2010-11 Ashes in Australia, he was not a factor in the recent Ashes in England where he averaged 29 with no centuries.

According to News.com.au, Harris, who returns from a hamstring injury for Queensland in the Ryobi Cup, said that Australia`s blueprint of bouncing Trott early and then teasing him with full, wider out-swingers had confused him and forced him to change his game, adding that Australia is planning to use the same plan again in the `return` Ashes.

Stating that Trott did not come as hard as Australia as he ought to during the summer Ashes, Harris also said that they used to bowl shorter deliveries and a delivery swinging away a little bit wider, which had clearly confused Trott.

Harris, who has dismissed Trott five times in seven Tests, will be a key for Australia in the return Ashes, the report added.