Bollinger bemused by England’s batsmen going for AC/DC tunes

August 1st, 2010 - 6:28 pm ICT by ANI  

Sydney, Aug 1 (ANI): Australian fast bowler Doug Bollinger was bemused by the revelation that England’s batsmen were being blasted with AC/DC tunes to force them to focus harder on the bowling in the practice nets at their indoor cricket centre.

To help prepare for the Ashes tour, the temperature at the indoor centre is increased quite a few uncomfortable degrees to simulate Australia’s summer conditions, The Sydney Morning Herald reports.

England has also imported from the US a high-tech batting machine that replicates any bowler’s action.

But their choice of music surprised Bollinger most of all.

“I don’t understand it. I don’t like AC/DC, so I won’t be singing any of their songs,” he said with a hint of a grin.

The pacer described his recent tour of England, which resulted in a one-day series loss to England and a drawn Test series with Pakistan, as a learning curve.

He said the biggest lesson was to expect Ashes mania. Also, competition for a spot in the attack would be fierce.

“We tried to concentrate on the series, but it was hard to escape the Ashes because everyone was hyping it up over there,” he said.

“I’m focusing on the Indian series to ensure I get a game in the Ashes. Competition is tough - we have so many good bowlers. Ryan Harris is coming back [from injury]. Peter Siddle is as well.

“Everyone has to be on top of their game, and that’s good because it means we’ll all have to work harder,” he added. (ANI)

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