GLENN MCGRATH: My English friends have earmarked Adelaide as the Test that gives them the best chance of success. Certainly if England lose there then my prediction of 5-0 looks well on the way to being right. The thing with Adelaide under lights is the groundsman has had to leave a bit of extra grass on the pitch to ensure the pink ball doesn’t get destroyed — and that means it will do a bit more for the English seamers. In the twilight it does swing and seam and become really tough for the batsmen. That will bring both teams closer together and it means an average team have a chance of beating a good one.
GLENN MCGRATH: Jimmy Anderson is a great bowler, make no mistake about that, and his record speaks for itself, but he has never fulfilled his true potential away from home. This Ashes series will be his last chance to do so in Australia. Anderson is only the third fast bowler to take 500 wickets, after myself and Courtney Walsh, so that just shows you his longevity and if he plays in the whole of this series he will have played more Tests than any paceman. It takes a lot of hard work to achieve what he has done, fronting up day in and day out, and when the ball is swinging he is as good as anyone in the world.