A string of injuries to Australia's pace attack has prompted former speedster Dennis Lillee to question the degree of preparation the country's premier fast bowlers are putting into their game.
Peter Siddle recently joined Ben Hilfenhaus, Brett Lee, Stuart Clark and Nathan Bracken on the crocked sidelines, leaving Doug Bollinger and Mitchell Johnson as the only seamers with a semblance of international experience leading the attack in the ongoing Test series against the West Indies.
"I think there's more soft-tissue injuries now," said Lillee, who was inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame this week.
"You're getting groins and elbows and I think a lot of it is the amount of cricket that's played, and I'm not sure that fast bowlers in particular do enough training distance-running and real heavy sprinting work.
"I'm not sure they do enough of that.
"That's only a gut feel.
"I'm not that involved in the game and I'm not a scientist and I'm not a doctor.