As if the jeers at Trent Bridge on Thursday weren't enough, further evidence of Andrew Strauss's slide from Test hero to one-day villain was evident in a WH Smith advertisement carried in the national newspapers. Strauss's recently-released book, Testing Times, has already had its recommended retail price slashed in half, less than a month after England reclaimed the Ashes at The Oval. So much for the afterglow.

Alex Brown is a former deputy editor of ESPNcricinfo