England bowlers need to gel as team prior to Ashes: Fletcher
London: Former England coach Duncan Fletcher has said that his successor Andy Flower and skipper Andy Strauss urgently need to work out on how they intend to combine a strong bowling unit ahead of the Ashes series Down Under.
"The only area of concern is on the bowling side and they don`t seem to have settled on that yet," a newspaper quoted Fletcher, as saying.
"I think it is important going through this summer that the five bowlers - because I would choose five - or four bowlers they want, need to get settled," he added.
Fletcher, who is currently working as a consultant with Hampshire, further believes that it is time to give the first-choice bowlers in the squad to gel as a unit.
He said that fast bowler Steven Finn, James Anderson and Stuart Broad and off-spinner Graeme Swann must play together against Pakistan to develop understanding, which would help them in the Ashes series starting on November 25.