England players forced to re-live Adelaide horror

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England players reportedly sat done a re-run of their Adelaide Ashes fearfulness show, successful scenes reminiscent of Australia's absorption to a daze nonaccomplishment successful 2019.

The tourists were thumped by 275 runs successful the 2nd Test, slumping to a 2-0 bid shortage and astir surely conceding the Ashes for different 2 years. Only Don Bradman's 1936-37 broadside has travel from 2-0 down to triumph a series.

England was bowled retired for 236 and 192 successful Adelaide, connected the backmost of their disappointing commencement to the summertime successful Brisbane.

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Only Dawid Malan and Joe Root are averaging implicit 30 with the bat, successful opposition to Australia, which has 3 players averaging implicit 65.

The Guardian reports England manager Chris Silverwood highlighted 14 of the 20 English wickets to autumn successful Adelaide, pointing retired method failures from the batters.

Haseeb Hameed has struggled truthful far. (AP)

The Guardian described the league arsenic "intense" with vice-captain Ben Stokes starring the discussion. A fig of players were reportedly amazed by the "frank nature" of the session.

Australian manager Justin Langer did a akin happening aft Stokes stole the 2019 Test astatine Headingley, forcing his players to beryllium done a replay of the last day.

Speaking this morning, Langer wasn't definite it was the close absorption to the loss.

"We won the adjacent Test astatine Old Trafford and retained the Ashes, truthful that's 1 mode to look astatine it," helium said.

"The process was pugnacious astatine the time, but I think, connected reflection, would I bash it again? I'm not sure. But astatine the clip it seemed the close happening to do."

Justin Langer. (Getty)

Pressed arsenic to wherefore helium hesitated, the Australian manager said determination were a fig of factors astatine play.

"It was the time aft the Test, what you bash arsenic the manager is you enactment things retired astatine the time," helium explained.

"Yeah, I astir apt would bash it again. Who knows? Hopefully we don't get different concern wherever you person an unthinkable innings similar Ben Stokes played that game.

"Hopefully we don't get that. You might, and past you respond to that concern erstwhile it comes."

England is expected to marque as galore arsenic 4 changes to its broadside for the Boxing Day Test.

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