Former England player Geoffrey Boycott feels James Anderson can get rid of the Aussies easily if gets to bowl during nighttime in the pink-ball Test during the Ashes.
The Ashes is scheduled to start at the Gabba in Brisbane from December 8. The second match of the series will be a pink ball Test, which will be played from December 16 to 20.
Analysing the chances of England and Australia for The Barmy Army, Boycott said the visitors can gain advantage over the hosts if they bowl James Anderson at the night time.
“Whoever get the pink ball… it moves around a bit more, and certainly does when nighttime comes – its a day/night Test. If you can manoeuvre the game so that Anderson can bowl at night, he’ll bowl them out in an hour and a half. He’ll be unplayable.”
Australia are unbeaten in a pink-ball Test at home. Meanwhile, Boycott also spoke about the return of Ben Stokes.
“Ben Stokes is the crucial factor. Not because he is a great player – he is. As a batsman, who can bowl a bit and catch, his enthusiasm is infectious. He adds balance to the team.”