When Australia and England take to the field at 10am today, it will be 18 days since Mitchell Starc famously wiped out the leg stump of opener Rory Burns with the first ball of the first test in Brisbane.
Even then the strike felt seminal, and Starc’s aggression has set the tone for an England team that already appears doomed, very possibly to a 5-0 series defeatThe inaugural parade in front o.
Right now, all is not well with a visiting side that looks odds-on to crumble at even the hint of misfortuneWhat happens to your car when it gets stolen and how that. Australia will, of course, prey on the weak spotsThe group, offering doses afte, but much of England’s frailty is coming from within.
The rot is not new. Under coach Chris Silverwood, England has won just one of its past 11 Tests and the matches at the Gabba and Adelaide have been notable for failures in batting (no big scores or extended partnerships) and consistently short and ineffective bowling. The captaincy merits of Joe Root, England’s best player, are being increasingly questioned too.
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