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    Why England lost The Ashes

    Why did england lose The Ashes.
    For me it was to much confidence and Ashley Giles.
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    They lost because they're not as good as Australia.

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    Too much confidence? Most of the time they looked like they didn't have enough confidence to back themselves and actually attack Australia, they didn't beleive in themselves even though the majority of the team were able to outplay Australia in 2005. This time around they didn't back themselves, made some poor selection issues, didn't have a good enough captain and weren't as good as Australia.
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    Australia was determined to win this time. Ponting set the tone for the series with his century at the Gabba and Australia just improved from there. England had Australia in trouble a couple of times but they always seemed to fight back where as England crumbled under any sort of pressure. England probably should have had an extra batter in the line up and Panesar should have definately been in the team from the start.
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    Australia were probably pretty determined last time too though.

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    Australia is the better team

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    We only just lost last series because of a few rare occurances, like Warne dropping Piertesen in slips.

    This series England just didn't have the crazy luck they had last time, they were underprepared and very inexperienced especially on australian pitches.

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    Yup, Aussies are clearly the more superior team.
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    i think england could have won the ashes with this team they had, but definetely witht the squad! They had numerous chances to get the upper hand in almost all of the tests and they didnt take them. For me Fletcher was rite to pick the original test team that won the ashes last time in the 1st test but he should defintetely have brough in panesar earlier and dalrymple should have played in the last test!!!!
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    This ashes was won by a better team,
    the last ashes was won/lost by 2 runs (Kaspa getting caught by Jones)

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    Quote Originally Posted by ripper868 View Post
    This ashes was won by a better team,
    the last ashes was won/lost by 2 runs (Kaspa getting caught by Jones)
    Yes and the better team got those two runs. England were definitely the better team in the 2005 series. Obviously not by the same distance as the Australians in the last series, but they were still the better team.
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    out played out classed, and they sucked

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    1) Australia are the best
    2) England are not #2
    3) Sitting out Monty for the first two test
    4) They just sucked

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dravid View Post
    1) Australia are the best
    2) England are not #2
    3) Sitting out Monty for the first two test
    4) They just sucked
    1. agreed
    2.so who is #2 Dravid? I think they are #2.
    3. yup, but not the main reason
    4. yup
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kweek View Post
    1. agreed
    2.so who is #2 Dravid? I think they are #2.
    3. yup, but not the main reason
    4. yup
    Pakistan imo. Will England drop in the raitings now?

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