Former Aussie opener blasts 'average' England

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Former Australian cricketer Ed Cowan has unloaded connected England, calling them the worst squad to circuit Australia successful the past 20 years.

After a disastrous commencement to the Ashes series, Cowan believes the shortcomings successful this English squad person been laid bare connected the biggest of stages successful planetary cricket.

"This is an implicit exposure of English cricket," helium told the The ABC Grandstand Cricket podcast.

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Haseeb Hameed of England and Rory Burns of England (Getty)

"It volition really not substance who they bring in. This is the champion of a precise mean bunch.

"I don't similar hanging crap. Test cricket is bloody hard. There is obscurity to hide.

"I consciousness for Rory Burns. His method has been exploited. The gait of the ball. Not truthful overmuch the movement, but the gait and the bounce.

"All their batsman isolated from [Dawid] Malan and [Joe] Root conscionable look technically retired of sorts and you can't hole that successful Test cricket.

"The bowling looks ageing.

"It looks dilatory successful parts and it looks similar it lacks saltation truthful determination is obscurity to go.

It was pugnacious going for Ben Stokes and England connected time two. (Getty)

"It is just to accidental I genuinely can't retrieve a worse touring squad successful the past 20 years. Maybe the West Indies successful the mid-2000s erstwhile they had that awkward transition.

"But this could beryllium a immense blowout."

The Test erstwhile opener besides expressed his disappointment astatine however this bid is damaging the honour of agelong signifier cricket.

"It benignant of makes you bittersweet due to the fact that Test cricket needs large contests. It needs a beardown England. It needs a beardown Australia and it needs a beardown Ashes.

"We are not truly seeing that astatine all.

"England person won 2 Ashes Tests successful Australia successful the past 15 years. Like this is not known.

Former Australian cricketer Ed Cowan. (Fairfax Media)

"And beating the crap retired of them isn't fun. It is not bully for the game.

"I consciousness atrocious for them. I'm really starting to consciousness atrocious for the touring team."

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