For Australia, yesterday’s crushing first innings defeat in the Ashes at Trent Bridge was a subject for national soul searching, typified by the response of The Sydney Morning Herald: England humiliate Australia on a first day that will live in infamy. (North American readers can just jump from here to the bullet list below.) All out for 60 before lunch? It’s unheard of – almost. You have to go back to the 1950s and ’40s for equivalent batting collapses.
So what lessons can L&D learn from this? Here are three I would suggest, two here and one at the bottom of this post:
- Training is not always the answer. The Australians have spent their lives since boyhood training at cricket and dreaming of beating England, in England…
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