With Australia’s loss to India, England seem to be rejoicing and have already started dreaming about regaining the Ashes. Even the bookies have cut the odds for Australia to retain the ashes. Dream on, guys 🙂 … but first remember you have plenty of matches to play before the Ashes and a more important task at hand – playing India in the upcoming series.
Here are a few headlines I picked up from the English press:
- Indian signs offer England hope of exploiting Australia’s frailties writes Christopher Martin-Jenkins in The Times
The side who beat England in Australia last time was, like India’s now, vastly experienced and extraordinarily talented. Since the start of that series Australia have lost Shane Warne, Adam Gilchrist, Glenn McGrath, Justin Langer and Damien Martyn, and Matthew Hayden cannot be far from retirement. Under Mark Taylor, Steve Waugh and Ponting, Australia have been the best team in the world since unseating West Indies in 1995. Now they are one of a leading pack that includes India, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Pakistan and, yes, England
- Potty Ponting tactics speed Australia’s slide from greatness writes Mike Selvey in The Guardian
Surely now, after India’s triumph in Nagpur, even the most myopic, delusional, down under diehard (and some would seem to remain) will concede that fings ain’t wot they used to be. Australia are on the slide
- India bring Australia back to Earth with a bump writes Simon Briggs in The Telegraph
The bigger they are, the harder they fall, and Australia certainly hit the ground with a thump in Nagpur on Monday.
I have a feeling, the Aussies are really hurting at the moment and are going to take it out on the poor Kiwis in the upcoming series 🙂