Ashes

KP will be 'in my pocket'

2010-11-04 13:29
Kevin Pietersen (AP)
Cape Town - Australia might have finally found a heir to Glenn McGrath after Doug Bollinger vowed to target Andrew Strauss and Kevin Pietersen in the Ashes, according to a report in The Mirror.

Before each series, pace legend McGrath would name the batsmen he would torment. Invariably the opposing skipper was top of his list, and he'd follow it up by predicting a series whitewash.

Bollinger (below) has not been bold enough to name that scoreline yet, but Strauss and KP will be given special attention by the Aussie opener who is hoping to make his Ashes debut at Brisbane.

"I'd like to have Andrew Strauss and Kevin Pietersen in my pocket," said Bolly. "Those two have done really well against us and everyone is giving it to Pietersen, but we know what kind of player he is.

"What Strauss has done leading from the front for his team over the past 18 months has been fantastic so if I can get him and Pietersen cheaply I'll be very happy with my work."

Bollinger is excited at the prospect of bowling on a lively Gabba surface that is taking more pace than ever, while the WACA pitch in Perth is reportedly back to its quickest. He added: "The Gabba looks like being fast and bouncy which is great news for me and Mitchell Johnson."

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