Peter Handscomb    Getty Images
Peter Handscomb Getty Images

Australia have always played cricket with a fierce content and been unrelenting on the field; especially against England. The Ashes have often seen the best and worst of Australia and the 2017-18 series is no different. The Jonathan Bairstow s headbutting saga is now a thing of the past, and Australia are gearing up to take their arch-rivals in the historic first-ever day-night Ashes Test at Adelaide.

Peter Handscomb a crucial cog in the hosts batting unit says that Australia will continue to indulge in verbal banter on the field despite all the controversies around.

Peter Handscomb, a crucial cog in the hosts batting unit says that Australia will continue to indulge in verbal banter on the field despite all the controversies around.

In a report published in Cricbuzz, Handscomb said:

It’s something that’s part of the game, it always has been, it always will be. If there’s a moment that we can exploit someone’s mental capabilities well then yeah, we’re going to go about it. There are moments you pick and choose and obviously the right words. There’s a line and we’ve just got to make sure we don’t cross it.”

On Jonny Bairstow:

“When I played with him at Yorkshire we had a great time together. I really like Jonny, we got along really well but it’s a different ball game now. I’m not trying to make him (Bairstow) feel good out there. That’s not my job.”

The second Test at Adelaide begins on December 2 with Australia leading 1-0.