It's gonna be a big factor, no doubt. That said I wouldn't think all our team is totally unfamiliar with Oz conditions; Collingwood & Cook have both played grade cricket & (famously) Strauss spent 18 months in Melbourne as a nipper.
Of our seamers, only really Hoggy is (more or less) reliant on movement. Fred, Saj & Harmy will all enjoy the extra bounce.
- As featured in The Independent.
"This is not the time for namby-pamby promising youngsters who might just do something; not the time for building for the future. Pragmatism rules and they don't come more pragmatic than Rogers."
- Victor Marks makes the case for stiff-legged and stiff-armed 35 year old left-handers in Ashes squads