We should have been our for less that 150 and we would not have made 100 had Anderson been fit
we bowled last and it is very hard to bat when you cannot win and are trying not to get out. conversely it is much easier to bowl.
Let us examine in detail why we have won the ashes.
- England have too many players suffering a hangover from winning the World Cup. They are finding it very hard to motivate themselves after that historic win.Just remember this is all your are aiming for for four years. you climb Everest and suddenly you have to play in an Ashes series. Previous winners have lost the series just after the World Cup.
- It is very hard to envisage England taking 20 wickets with Jimmy Anderson injured. IMHO Anderson is the best bowler i have seen of his ilk and he could play test cricket and take wickets when he is 50 playing in England.
- Moen Ali is shot psychologically. This is occurred in the last tour of Australia and he has not recovered. Root's offspinners were more dangerous than his. They have no decent spinners.
- Their batsman is Joe root and he simply cannot convert 50s into 100s.. Perhaps Stokes could but he appears to be suffering from a world cup hangover.
Therefore to England to recover the Ashes they need to make sufficient runs and then take 220 wickets. I cannot see it.
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Apparently root after the test with Ireland protested loudly about the pitch.It was too bowler friendly.
Mate it you get a flat wicket as you got at Egbaston then ?Steve smith gets centuries. Put a green tinge on it and smith then becomes very vulnerable.
you are an idiot!!