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What the series defeat means for England

A remarkable ODI at the SCG leaves England facing a series thrashing. Will injuries affect their chances on the subcontinent? Plus, we discuss whether heavy scheduling could kill the Ashes (36:49)

February 2, 2011

Posted by PTtheAxis on (February 5, 2011, 0:03 GMT)

england trying to win ODI's with the TEST team. just too funny. they got some brains going for T20 when they kept prior/bell/anderson etc on sidelines. its back to same old same old. there are so many in the county game like david malan who are much fitter for ODI's.

Posted by markandey on (February 3, 2011, 22:01 GMT)

I think England team and media can easily win the title of being most most obsessive about themselves than any other cricket team. Until few weeks ago they were going on and on about how England will soon replace India as a number 1 team... how they have young team that can continuously perform well for years to come.... and now few players get injured and they are 5-1 down in series. On the other hand India have not been able to play their full strength team for over a year now and yet they have done well and remained number 1.

Posted by golgo_85 on (February 3, 2011, 11:09 GMT)

Nope, an ODI series defeat means nothing to the England team which has been the usual demeanor over the years. Winning the Ashes is what always mattered more to them and now that it's becoming a habit - winning the Ashes that is - not winning another World Cup wouldn't hamper the usual complacency when it comes to ODIs. But who the hell cares as long as they have a strong hold on the Ashes, right?

Posted by Haleos on (February 3, 2011, 11:08 GMT)

It means nothing. England are always too obsessed about the over hyped Ashes. They dont car about anything else. I live in england and the most of the younger generation dont even know or care when England are playing an ODI. The 20-20 cup win was a fluke. As rightly mentioned in the previous post, India always play with some of its key players missing. England were missing only Swann n Broad as mentioned.

Posted by   on (February 3, 2011, 5:30 GMT)

In the recent IND-SA series, SA were without their best batsman, Kallis, but still managed to win what was a very tough series. India on the other hand were without more world class players than England can dream of and they managed to be very competitive until the last ball of the series was bowled. In fact, India more than often play without several key players. What happened to all those promises of Eng becoming No.1. Overall, England are still a mediocre team. Just admit it guys.

Posted by   on (February 3, 2011, 5:27 GMT)

"Enough mitigating circumstances for England to lose that series." Really? Even I think so. Just as there are enough mitigating circumstances for the Switch Hit podcast to be a total truckload of patent drivel and tedium. First and foremost, the collective intelligence of Switch Hit Podcast panelists is so undetectable as to be a mystery of big bang proportions and i don't think the world is going to build another Large Hadron Collider-esque machine to solve this riddle. Sorry guys.

Obviously, England can not compete because they are missing Bresnan and Omelette - the world's greatest bowlers for a reasonably long span of fifteen minutes immediately preceding their injuries -- are not playing. The only world class performers they are missing are Swann and Broad, with the former undoubtedly the best in the world currently. But so what? Kallis, but still managed to win what was a very tough series. India on the other hand

Posted by Overdrive on (February 2, 2011, 22:29 GMT)

Oh.. the switch hit again!!! they need to come out of this ashes victory haze and start make some realistic analysis.. injury that, missed bowler this... does not cover the fact they lost it 5-1! its not a close margin loss to sweep this under the carpet... the switch hit team do live up to their "switch hit" reputation..

Posted by couchpundit on (February 2, 2011, 19:29 GMT)

Mates!! come out of Ashes...you have lost the series already 5-1. You are not even trying to disect why you are being Trounced in ODI?

Oh you know what Australia is No.1 ODI Team thats why your loosing wiht this margin?...does that mean ICC Rankings are correct? If so England are not fit to be No.1 Test Team if ICC Rankings.....how do you feel about this relativity?

Oh and your reasoning is Injuries are the reason you are being thrashed in ODI's? Really thats your cop out.... Will English ever grow up?

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