England cricket team bat to the tunes of ACDC

August 1st, 2010 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS  

Sydney, Aug 1 (IANS) Australian fast bowler Doug Bollinger is surprised to learn that England’s batsmen are preparing for the upcoming Ashes series by listening to the tunes of famous rock band ACDC.
The innovative preparation is to make the batsmen focus harder on bowling during nets at their indoor cricket centre.

The temperature of the indoor center has also been increased by a few degrees to simulate Australia’s conditions to prepare for the Ashes starting in Novemeber, a report in the Sydney Morning Herald said Sunday.

The Englad team have also imported a high-tech batting machine from the US which replicates bowlers actions.

“I don’t understand it. I don’t like ACDC, so I won’t be singing any of their songs (to the English),” Bollinger remarked on England’s preparation for the five Test matches.

The Australian further talked about his recent performances in England, where he played a one-day series with the home team and a Test series against Pakistan.

“It was a learning curve for me. We tried to concentrate on the series, but it was hard to escape the Ashes because everyone was hyping it up over there. Now I am focusing on the away series against India,” said Bollinger.

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