We haven't always been this bad. Not great, obviously, but recognisably competent on most occasions. In recent past, it's not hard to think of guys like Thorpe, Trescothick, Vaughan and others playing fine knocks against better attacks than this.
So why the decline? Rubbish county set-up that's now dominated by fitting in as much 2020 as possible? Pre-tour complacency on the part of this particular group of players? Other?