The fifth and final day of the 2nd Ashes test is looming and barring a miracle, Australia will be leading 2-0 by this time tomorrow. This will be a totally deserved position as England have only performed on two, possibly three days of the test series so far, Australia have dominated. England have been out played in every department; in the field where the 50/50 chances aren’t sticking which makes the batsmen’s jobs harder. The batsmen have let us down the most, they simply haven’t stood up to Johnson & co, they wouldn’t have lasted a session against the great West Indian quicks. It’s painful for this passionate England fan to say it but this series will go the same way as this test, Australia will win the Ashes unless we can complete one of the greatest comebacks in sporting history.
We have to face reality now, this great England side is well passed its peak and some of the players are playing for their careers now. Unless this team can suddenly rediscover their absolute peak form, change must come wherever the Ashes come to rest.