New Delhi: Former Australia pace bowler Glenn McGrath says the current test team's inability to settle on a stable batting lineup has proved to be its downfall in the just completed Ashes series, won 3-0 by England.
"Our bowlers have done well but we have struggled to find the right batting combination," McGrath was quoted as saying in Tuesday's The Hindu newspaper. "We have changed a few things around this last test, so hopefully we will improve but Australia has been well and truly beaten."
Australia frequently changed its top order throughout the five-match series that ended Sunday, with Chris Rogers, David Warner and Shane Watson opening at different points of the series. Watson, Ed Cowan and Usman Khwaja were all tried at number three.