Glenn McGrath says Australia's batting cost it the Ashes

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New Delhi: Former Australia pace bowler Glenn McGrath says the current test team's inability to settle on a stable batting lineup has proved to be its downfall in the just completed Ashes series, won 3-0 by England.
McGrath was quoted in Tuesday's The Hindu newspaper as saying that the Australian bowlers performed well during the five-match series that ended Sunday, but the team "struggled to find the right batting combination."
Australia frequently changed its top order with Chris Rogers, David Warner and Shane Watson opening at different points of the series, with Watson, Ed Cowan and Usman Khwaja all being tried at number three.
McGrath, the most successful fast bowler in test cricket with 563 wickets in 124 matches, also said pace bowlers are increasingly facing injury as there was no respite from competitive games.

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