You can start with trying to win a series for the first time in a decade and a half. Walk before running and all that.Thought you guys had a pretty decent prep for the last series? Although funnily enough, that tour came after a T20 World Cup, which wasn't ideal either.
I'm all for better preparation for Test tours, and I'm also hugely in favour of splitting Test and ODI commitments for major tours. I'm not moaning about England's itinerary for the first 2 months of our tour in the slightest - merely countering the nonsense being spouted in this thread.
When India come here and get thrashed in summer, I wonder how many of the 'no excuses' brigade will all of a sudden point to their players being tired?
I don't really agree; he's said plenty of times he thinks we'll smash you. But even if he is trying to antagonise, his point about the tiredness is a valid one.Haha no, he was trying to antagonise by saying we'll get thrashed. That's fine, but call it what it is.
I do agree with Furball that England have been tired, and India will be by the time the series starts.
They're professionals though.
Sorry I'm washing my hairFirstly, I agree that the players will be tired. And I agree that England have been tired. Defended you blokes all tournament on that point.
Secondly, you know you really want to catch up with me in England when I'm there for the series and grab some curry with me.