I mean, having watched the bunch of wimps they've trotted out in the past for so many years now all this back slapping, team huddling, fired up theatrics, send-offs just looks so contrived to me it makes me laugh.
Vaughan firing his boys up just looks wrong and as for a pumped up Ashley Giles with his wrap around sunnies, I cack myself everytime I see him.
At least skinhead Freddie and Bluey Pietersen look the part but a couple of those other lads look like they should be at one of those pompous old English public schools sipping tea.
I'm prepared to concede that this pommy side is a good one but spare me the tough guy stuff please.
Message to the English cricket side: Stop trying to copy the Aussies. You are pommy cricketers. Leave the tough guy stuff to the tough guys.
Bring on Trent Bridge