The Ashes: Nasser Hussain says mindset key for England after nine-wicket defeat in first Test | Cricket News

Nasser Hussain

Cricket expert and columnist

Sky Sports Cricket expert says England need to think a lot about their bowling bout for second test in Adelaide, with James Anderson’s swing likely to prove important; Hussain says England’s batting problems are a long-term problem and skipper Joe Root needs more support

Last updated: 11/12/21 10:28

Nasser Hussain examines what changes England could make for the second Ashes Test as they try to recover from defeat in Brisbane

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Nasser Hussain examines what changes England could make for the second Ashes Test as they try to recover from defeat in Brisbane

Nasser Hussain examines what changes England could make for the second Ashes Test as they try to recover from defeat in Brisbane

Australia lead at The Ashes with Pat Cummins’ side taking a 1-0 lead over Joe Root’s after a nine-wicket win at The Gabba.

Sky Sport Cricket’s Nasser Hussain reflects on the tourists’ defeat in Brisbane, their wavering serve again, how they must remain psychologically strong and what their bowling bouts might look like for Thursday’s Adelaide Pink Ball test …

How England is psychologically is crucial now.

Some fans will think ‘here we go again, we will lose 5-0’. We have lost 10 of our last 11 matches in Australia and the other was a draw. But we cannot allow England to think “here we go again”.

They’re going to Adelaide, a pink ball test. It’s their best chance to return to the show, so be positive and think “we can get back to the show”.

Joe Root does not regret his decision to bat first in the opening Ashes Test despite England having scored 147 on the first day and losing the game by nine wickets.

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Joe Root does not regret his decision to bat first in the opening Ashes Test despite England having scored 147 on the first day and losing the game by nine wickets.

Joe Root does not regret his decision to bat first in the opening Ashes Test despite England having scored 147 on the first day and losing the game by nine wickets.

I think the key is not to look too far back. Focus on the next one, understand what you are doing with that bowling attachment and the seam attachment, in particular, because it is not easy.

People will say bring Stuart Broad and James Anderson back, but bowlers who bowled in this test now have legs over, so they’re the best physically to go play the next one.

Broad and Anderson haven’t thrown into a game madly in months now and with their aging bodies, can you get them both in? I would definitely go with Anderson for the swing.

British spinner Jack Leach was targeted by Australia in Brisbane, with his 13 overs taken for 102 runs

British spinner Jack Leach was targeted by Australia in Brisbane, with his 13 overs taken for 102 runs

So what do they do with Jack Leach? We only talk about the pink dance in Adelaide. Yes, under lights it can wobble, but for the rest of the day it can be pretty flat and can spin, so you might need your own spinner.

Still malfunctions in England

The centuries-old partnership between Joe Root and Dawid Malan on day three put England in a very strong position, finishing it just 58 points behind.

If they could have taken a 150-point lead, Australia would have been the last to hit on a pitch that might have gone up and down and spun, but we never got to the ifs and buts.

When you lose eight wickets in a session, including three before the new ball, it’s very disappointing and England fans will know that for the past two or three years, however much the bowling attack has brought the side, the serve has been underwhelming. and collapses it happened.

Hussain says England batters need to give Joe Root more support after crashing back against Australia at The Ashes

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Hussain says England batters need to give Joe Root more support after crashing back against Australia at The Ashes

Hussain says England batters need to give Joe Root more support after crashing back against Australia at The Ashes

England have long been 20-3, 30-3, 40-4. They were 29-4 in the first innings of this test and were eliminated by 147.

Root has been their flagship player for a number of years and is the only one this year who averages over 40 in the cricket test. Root and Malan are the only ones with an average above 30, Root and Rory Burns are the only ones with Test hundreds.

I’m afraid it’s not good enough, that it won’t win you so many test games. It can’t just be Root.

The Lions of England were eliminated 103 in their first inning against Australia A, so even the reserve batting lineup isn’t paying off with huge runs. There is a problem with the red joke in general for England at the moment.

The “wonderful” bowling attack in Australia

Australian Nathan Lyon admitted he was relieved to claim his 400th test wicket as he became the first spinner outside Asia to reach the finish line

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Australian Nathan Lyon admitted he was relieved to claim his 400th test wicket as he became the first spinner outside Asia to reach the finish line

Australian Nathan Lyon admitted he was relieved to claim his 400th test wicket as he became the first spinner outside Asia to reach the finish line

I think Nathan Lyon got that early breakthrough on day four, overcoming that milestone of 400 wickets, lifted a lot of weight off his shoulders and then went through the gears, getting three more as England went from 220-2 overnight. to 297 all out.

Finger rotation isn’t easy in Australia, but Lyon get a great drop and over-spin on the ball.

The hitters from Australia are coming off the pitch and beating Leach over the top, but when England are trying to do it in Lyon, the ball has fallen on them and they are trying to reach it, as we saw from Malan on the fourth day . Lyon also allows Australian peace players to rest and be rotated.

Australia captain Pat Cummins greeted his team as they beat England in their first match in office

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Australia captain Pat Cummins greeted his team as they beat England in their first match in office

Australia captain Pat Cummins greeted his team as they beat England in their first match in office

It’s a wonderful bowling attack that Australia has, make no mistake.

The young all-rounder, Cameron Green, has really added something so that he has five genuine bowlers including a left arm in Mitchell Starc providing pace and pace for Lyon so it’s not easy against this bout.

But even with that bowling bout, Australia is a good place to beat.

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