(Photo) Graham Thorpe insists England picked the right attack

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England assistant coach Graham Thorpe has thrown his weight behind the team selection and bowling combination after Australia comfortably posted 221 for 2 on the opening day of the day-night Ashes Test, in Adelaide. Roping in James Anderson and Stuart Broad, England left out Mark Wood and Jack Leach, meaning their five-pronged pace attack had little variety as all of them were right-armers. Skipper Joe Root was required to roll his arm over as well. The English bowlers beat a fair few times but have only two wickets to show for it, in 89 overs of toil.