James Pattinson says he and others are already doing their homework on England.
They have the task ahead of them of winning the Ashes back on foreign soil, but James Pattinson said he and rest of the Australian pace attack already have plans in mind for the England top-order.
Pattinson will be accompanying by Mitchell Starc, Peter Siddle, Ryan Harris and Jackson Bird as they attempt to win back the sacred urn in one of the two series coming up.
The 23-year-old said he and the rest of the Australian side had been watching the series between England and New Zealand very closely.
Taking on the role of being a young firebrand quick, Pattinson said he and the rest of the Australian attack would take great pleasure in ruffling up the Englishmen.
“I’ve always been an aggressive kind of guy on the field and I use that to my advantage sometimes when I’m trying to win,” Pattinson said.
“I’m thankful to have that trait on the field. A batsman loves a fast bowler that comes in and doesn’t really say much and just dishes out half-volleys all the time. I’m definitely not one of those people.”
Siddle will take on the role of fast-bowling leader in the upcoming tour, with the 41-Test veteran saying he has absorbed the enthusiasm of the young players who are making their first Ashes tour adsorbed.
“I just enjoy spending time with the younger boys and having them around,” Siddle said.
“The boys know what they’re doing and I think that’s the good thing about our side. Whoever the bowling attack has been over the past two years, we’ve stuck together, stuck to the plans and got the job done. The same process will work in England.”