Ashes: Andrew Strauss backs James Anderson to shine
Third Ashes Test: Australia v England Venue: Perth Dates: 16-20 December Start time: 0230 GMT Coverage: Listen live on Test Match Special on BBC 5 live sports extra, Radio 4 LW & online; highlights (UK only) and day's review on the
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Strauss plays down bowler selection
England captain Andrew Strauss believes paceman James Anderson's return home to attend the birth of his second child has added to the whole squad's spirit.
"He has brought back that slightly euphoric feeling with him," said Strauss ahead of the third Ashes Test.
But Strauss warned that the Waca wicket in Perth is not likely to be a bowler's paradise as Anderson looks to add to his eight wickets in the series so far.
"I don't think it's going to zip all over the place to be honest," he added.
Anderson's return has coincided with the arrival of the players' wives and girlfriends on the tour and Strauss reports that the mood is "very happy" in the England camp.
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