Interesting article http://content-usa.cricinfo.com/cbs/...ry/278286.html
I think in fairness it was Allan Border that started that culture in the 1989 ashes. Botham mentioned that he had always been good mates with Border up until that series, but suddenly in that 89 ashes, Border wouldn't give him or the other English players the time of day. It was a culture that mean't you were in war with the opposition and i think they have carried that mentality as a team to this day. Obviously you would have to say that its worked.