Players to watch out for during winter Ashes

Sydney: The Australian media has pointed out six of the best players to look out for during the winter Ashes series, which will begin at the Gabba from November 21.

According to the Sydney Morning Herald, although this Ashes series hinges on the performances of the two rival captains, Alastair Cook and Michael Clarke, the report has identified six of best whom both teams have to look out for during the Ashes.

The report mentioned that Australian paceman Ryan Harris is the one player the English fears the most as he is the fast bowler with the most wickets against England`s top six batsmen, while Clarke is another such Australia who despite his injuries and lack of impact against England, has the ability to win a game when he scores a ton.

The third player to look out for from Australia is Shane Watson, who, according to the report, has enjoyed batting against England with Chris Rogers (68.71) and Steve Smith (73), and has been labelled as one of England`s biggest threats by Monty Panesar.

On England`s side, Ian Bell, Graeme Swann and Cook are the players who need to be watched carefully by the hosts as Bell destroyed Australia in the last Ashes series, scoring 562 runs at an average of 62.44, while Swann took more than half of his wickets (14 of 26) against left-handers in England in the last Ashes series.

According to the report, Cook will be remembered for one of the most dominant batting displays from a visitor in this country, which he produced in his last series in Australia while scoring 766 runs at an average of 127.66, including three centuries.

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