[caption id="attachment_635813" align="aligncenter" width="628"]<img class="size-full wp-image-635813" alt="Mitchell Starc during Ashes 2015 Getty Images" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Mitchell-Starc-Ashes.jpg" width="628" height="355" /> Mitchell Starc during Ashes 2015 Getty Images[/caption] <p></p><p style="text-align: left;" align="center">Ever since Andrew Strauss retired, Alastair Cook has had 12 opening partners. Gary Ballance has been in and out several times. Captain Joe Root has even tried batting a different positions. In other words <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/england" target="_blank">England</a> have tried many things to hide the chink in their armoury. Stressing on the same, <a href="http://cricketcountry.com/players/mitchell-starc" target="_blank">Mitchell Starc</a> said that England batting is not as mighty as it once was.</p> <p></p><b>Batting, the chink in England's armour</b> <p></p> <p></p>"They re certainly not as settled in the batting stakes as they were a little while ago," Starc told <i>The Unplayable Podcast</i>. "Root and Cook are their two guys that are quite experienced and their two key batters. They re trying a few guys there at the top with the last couple of series so you don t really quite know who they re going to bring to <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/australia" target="_blank">Australia</a> yet. It will be interesting. It s a nice one to watch for the bowlers. We re a more settled side than they are at the moment. Their batting line-up is one we can look at to exploit in our conditions." <p></p> <p></p><b>Beware of Anderson and Broad</b> <p></p> <p></p>England need not worry if their batters fail. They have James Anderson and Stuart Broad, who are nearing the 500-wicket club. If anything, Moeen Ali has been at his best. Let us not forget the rampant Ben Stokes. "England will rely a lot on their bowlers who come to Australia and have played a lot in Australia before. That s the most dangerous part about their team with guys who have taken a lot of wickets, home and away as well." <p></p> <p></p><b>Ashes, the biggest</b> <p></p> <p></p>Starc is not a part of the team who is in Bangladesh for 2 Tests. He has been rested to recover from his foot injury. He wants to take his time to be in the best of his fitness. <p></p> <p></p>"The big series is the Ashes this summer so I don t want to go into that carrying anything small or coming back too early for an Indian tour." <p></p> <p></p>The arch-rivals will be seen battling against each other in Ashes 2017-18.