Arthur: Oz bowling the best

2013-06-21 10:14
Mickey Arthur (Getty Images)
Cape Town - Australia coach Mickey Arthur has claimed his side boast ‘the best bowling attack in the world’ as they prepare for the Ashes in England.

According to the Mail Online website, Arthur said his largely unproven collection of bowlers are superior both to England’s attack and that of South Africa - the No 1 Test team in world cricket.

"I honestly believe we can win the Ashes. We have the best all-round bowling attack in world cricket," the former Proteas coach said.

"I’m talking depth wise," he said in a BBC interview. "If we pick up an injury we have got somebody who can be just as effective.

"When South Africa put England under pressure last year for extended periods we saw cracks develop. That is our challenge, to put them under pressure for those periods."

Arthur will be going into the Ashes under immense pressure, with his side having lost their most recent Test series 4-0 to India in March, and also failing to progress past the group stages of the one-day ICC Champions Trophy event currently on the go.

Australia's bowling line-up in their last Test against India consisted of Mitchell Johnson, James Pattinson, Peter Siddle, Nathan Lyon and Glenn Maxwell.

The first of five Ashes Tests starts at Trent Bridge in Nottingham on July 10.

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