Reply To: England walloped in Ashes 2006 second test


More on the mindgame, from Derek Pringle in the Telegraph:

In 2005, England attacked Australia with the most talented players available at the time. That has not been the case here with Monty Panesar and Sajid Mahmood left out for the more conservative picks of Giles and James Anderson. They may have lost this Test playing badly for a day, but Matthew Hoggard betrayed their defensive mindset when he said beforehand that England had come here not to lose.

England collapse brings the point of no return