Ashes paper talk: What the Australian papers are saying
A look at the top stories in this morning's Australian papers ahead of the first Ashes Test in Brisbane...
Last Updated: 20/11/13 9:29am
Sydney Morning Herald
Chris Rogers is keen to make his mark on the opening Ashes Test at the Gabba. The 36-year-old, who scored his only Test century to date in the Ashes series in England last summer, is expected to open the batting for the home side on Wednesday.
Brad Haddin has criticised former coach Mickey Arthur, claiming his personal insecurities held the Australia team back. Wicket-keeper Haddin believes things have improved markedly since Darren Lehmann took over.
Mitchell Johnson says he is ready for anything the Barmy Army can throw at him during the upcoming Ashes series. Johnson was the subject of mocking chants from England fans during the last Ashes series in Australia as a result of his wayward bowling but he says: "If I am getting wickets and playing well, I don't think I am going to cop as much. If I do, I have heard it all, experienced it all."
Australian batsman David Warner says English players fear playing the home side at the Gabba - the venue for the first Ashes Test, which gets under way on Wednesday.