Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose – Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr
So…nearly two weeks have crawled by since the first part of this post (read part 1 here.)
Ravi Shastri is the new team director. Derbyshire has signed Cheteshwar Pujara. Virat Kohli’s horror run has merely traded formats and coloured clothing for flannels. India lead a series against England 1-0 after the second game (familiar scoreline, anyone?).
The test series defeat still hangs in London’s air like a pall of gloom.
It’s not the defeat that hurts. It’s the gutless manner in which we capitulated – dropping catches, bowling poorly, collapsing innings after innings.
But it was only to be expected. I think it’s rather stupid for anyone to expect our test team to do well abroad. In all honesty, it’s a miracle we still manage to win at home.
Why, then, do we lose test matches?