Pace, partnerships and hostile crowds have unsettled Australia and the hosts need more of the same with the Ashes on the line
I’m not sure why England insist on naming their team two days before the start of each Test. Of course players like clarity about whether they are going to play and this provides it, but the opposition also likes clarity about which players they are going to face and it provides that as well.
It feels like bravado, which might not be a bad thing, and to stop doing it mid-series would look like a loss of confidence. But there were no surprises in the side they have picked for another must-win game.
Written by Mark Ramprakash
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