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Mark Taylor said it is high time the young Australians start learning and adjusting in the longest format of the game © Getty Images

Australian veteran Mark Taylor insisted that the shortcomings of the next Australian team are now not hidden, suggesting that it is high time they start learning and adjusting in the longest format of the game following a catastrophe at Edgbaston when England bundled them for 136 in the third Ashes Test. While Chris Rogers top scored for his side with a fighting 52 off 153 balls, the rest of the players either scored in single digits or their double figures did not cross a poor total of 20. It was James Anderson, who went wicketless in the previous match at Lord’s exposed the Australian team’s weakness against the moving ball with his 6-47 off 14.4 overs. READ: Chris Rogers laments Australia’s lack of fight in the 3rd Ashes Test

According to a report from Cricket Australia, the former cricketer said, ”It’s a concern for our young batsmen. I’d like to see more young players come into the Australian side. That’s been the concern that there’s been no young state cricketer force his way into this team. It’s been great to see Chris Rogers resurrect his Test career, Adam Voges to get picked very late.”

He even mentioned that the fact that older players are being chosen ahead of the youngsters is a concern as it suggests that cricketers of ages between 23 and 25 aren’t learning the game well and insisted that they have to teach them to play in the Test conditions. READ: England trail Australia by 3 runs at stumps on Day 1 of 3rd Test at Edgbaston

“In Test match cricket, the ball is allowed to do a little bit and you’ve got to get through that. You saw that Chris Rogers got through it okay. Unfortunately he was running out of partners very quickly,” he added.

At the end of Day-1, England trailed by three runs with losing three wickets—Alastair Cook and Ian Bell, fell to off-spinner Nathan Lyon in the evening session and Jos Hazlwood trapped the struggling Adam Lyth just after the tea. READ: James Anderson takes 6/47 as England rout Australia for 136 on Day One of 3rd Ashes 2015 Test