A few thoughts on England’s era-ending capitulation?
By: Brett Graham, Tristan Lavalette and David Fidler
Editor’s note: With England imploding by the minute and on the brink of relinquishing the Ashes, it was time to touch base with Stumped4aduck friend – Englishman David Fidler aka Wrong’Un at Long On. He joins Brett Graham and Tristan Lavalette to analyse England’s plight.
1) It is no secret England’s batting line-up has been stuttering for some time. What can England do in the short-term (ie WACA Test) and the long-term (ie post Ashes) to resurrect their batting?
Graham: With the exception of Ian Bell, since leaving India, where they mounted a spirited and successful campaign, England’s batsmen have largely struggled in the home and away series involving Australia and New Zealand.
Ian Bell has been consistent and reliable but this has been missing from the others. Even then Bell is only averaging 45 this calendar year and the rest…
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