Only erstwhile successful Ashes past has a broadside won the bid from specified a predicament, and that was the Australian squad of 1936-37, led by Don Bradman, who made scores of 270, 212 and 169 to assistance his broadside to triumph successful each of the last 3 matches of the series.
Only Root and Dawid Malan are averaging implicit 30 with the bat for England this series, which doesn't bode good for the tourists arsenic they caput to Melbourne.
The bowling is besides of large concern, with Stuart Broad mostly ineffective successful Adelaide, portion Chris Woakes has struggled successful some matches.
The squad besides faces the dilemma of what to bash with the spin-bowling role, aft Jack Leach was mauled astatine the Gabba.
Buttler treads connected his ain stumps
Speaking aft the 2nd Test loss, Root couldn't fell his disappointment.
"The disappointing happening is we made the aforesaid mistakes arsenic past week," helium said. "You can't spend to bash that.
"We needed to vessel fuller. As soon arsenic we did successful the 2nd innings, we created chances. That's frustrating.
"We did it 4 years agone and didn't larn from it - we person to beryllium better.
"We speech astir what magnitude to vessel each the time.
Opportunity goes begging for the Aussies
"We look astatine the data, what's going to deed the stumps connected each surface. It's good communicated, but it's not ever arsenic elemental arsenic that and radical get caught up successful the emotion of the game."
England has present mislaid 11 of the past 12 Ashes Tests successful Australia, dating backmost to the commencement of the 2013-14 series. Only a gully astatine the MCG successful 2017-18 has breached Australia's winning streak.
Cricket Australia present faces the precise existent anticipation the Ashes bid volition beryllium decided adjacent week astatine the MCG, leaving the Sydney and Hobart matches successful January arsenic dormant rubbers.
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