Cameron Green missed the last Test at Headingley. In his place, Mitchell Marsh is playing in the all-rounder position. He had a brilliant match. He scored a torrid ton in the first innings and also in the deciding match.
Murphy, who acted as the main spinner, played very few wickets and could have been more effective. Especially with the way England are playing. They have a lot of attacking bowlers and we have four right-arm fast bowlers, so our attack is a bit monotonous, Waugh said.
This is the first time since 2012 that Australia have not picked an experienced spinner in their attack. Waugh also acknowledged that Starc can bring the needed variation: ‘Mitchell Starc is a key player because he is left-handed, he swings the ball, he brings variation. But if the wicket is pretty even and we don’t have anything special up our sleeve, I think England will like the sight of four right-arm fast bowlers, he added.