England's Ashes Test Team

Colesman Ballz

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With Root's dismissal leaving England on 85-4 at lunch, it is difficult to see them surviving until tea let alone the end of play.
 

Colesman Ballz

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136-9 and it's not even 3 o'clock yet. Another abysmal batting collapse. Root needs to be stripped of the captaincy, and the whole team drastically overhauled.
 

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Denley and Moeen need to be replaced. I'd also prefer Curran to Bairstow. We also really need a batsman who has a great defense and can hold up one end.
 

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Test cricket is such a different mentality - I dont see how you can expect players to jump from ODIs and T20 one week into test format the next.

We should either field a completely test focused squad or give the players enough time (6 months at minimum) of dedicated test practice to get their brains into the test mentality. I don't believe its about the players natural skill, it's more about mentality and psychological preparation.
 

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Too much one day cricket has ruined the proper Cricket of Test Matches - We were never at the races - The Only one of that line who could possibly bat all day is Root the others are chiefly one day players.
Alistair Cook anyone ?
 
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