Eng yet to see the best of Australia: Kasprowicz
Kasprowicz has no doubt about his own team-mates ability to come back off the ropes to save the series.india Updated: Sep 04, 2005 13:32 IST
Fast bowler Michael Kasprowicz has warned England they have yet to see the best of Australia in the current Ashes series.
Trailing 2-1, the tourists must win the fifth and final Test at the Oval next week to deny England their first Ashes triumph since the 1986-87 series in Australia.
Kasprowicz admits England are in a good position but has no doubt about his own team-mates ability to, in his own analogy, come back off the ropes to save the series.
"We are going into that final Test knowing we have to win so it's a good situation for England to be in," he said ahead of a two-day warm-up game against Essex.
"We like to play attacking cricket and will be going flat out hoping that England might falter."
"If you think about just drawing a game, it can go against you."
He added: "England have played exceptionally well. They've had some great plans and gone out and executed those things very well and been on top of their game throughout."
"I think in amongst all of us we know that we haven't quite been there yet. There have been levels of it on the way and the fact that we are still actually coming into this Test with a chance of retaining the Ashes is a plus. We know there is more there."
"We've been a little slow to adjust to the conditions over here but within the team there is a good belief in ourselves and our mates and we all know that we are playing for a side that has done it all before and won games from some pretty crazy positions," said Kasprowicz.
First Published: Sep 04, 2005 13:32 IST