Tubby pinpoints cause of England's Ashes debacle

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Extreme investigation has led to paralysis arsenic England limp toward the last time of the 2nd Ashes Test, according to erstwhile Australia skipper Mark Taylor.

The tourists are successful request of conjuring a sporting occurrence if they are to pursuit the remaining 386 runs to triumph the Adelaide Test, portion adjacent salvaging a gully is highly unlikely.

Australia dealt England a monumental task erstwhile fill-in skipper Steve Smith declared his side's 2nd innings closed astatine 9-230 conscionable earlier beverage connected time four, mounting the visitors a grounds fourth-innings pursuit of 468 to win.

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England's pursuit past began successful disastrous manner arsenic Australia's bowlers thrived with the pinkish shot nether lights, leaving the visitors reeling astatine 4-82 astatine stumps and staring down a two-nil bid deficit.

Joe Root has led a blimpish England squad successful the Ashes, Mark Taylor says. (AP)

Taylor was scathing successful his appraisal of England's mindset.

"The occupation that England person got is their reasoning is mode excessively blimpish and excessively analytical. They've astir suffered paralysis from excessively overmuch analysis," Taylor told Wide World of Sports.

"They've evidently looked astatine their bowlers, looked astatine who's going to play erstwhile and past got it each wrong. I don't cognize precisely however acceptable each their bowlers were earlier the archetypal Test, but to prime the broadside they did, without (pacemen) Stuart Broad and James Anderson ...

"And present that they've got to (Adelaide) they've bowled conservatively ... They bowled truthful overmuch amended connected time 4 successful that archetypal session, wherever they picked up 3-14 successful the archetypal hr of play. They bowled a bully metre, astir a metre-and-a-half fuller than they've bowled each bid – and each of a abrupt Australia looked successful a small spot of trouble. And erstwhile you're doing this overmuch analysing earlier a Test ... wherefore does it instrumentality them that agelong to enactment retired wherever to bowl?"

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Neither Broad nor Anderson played the archetypal Test and, though they person tremendous Test records, they failed to bash superior harm successful some innings with the shot successful Adelaide.

Broad took 1-73 and 1-27, portion Anderson finished with figures of 2-58 and 1-8.

"(England have) spent truthful overmuch clip connected bowling rotations and asking, 'Who's going to play?', 'What benignant of pitches are we going to play on?', 'Are we going to play the day-night Test?'," Taylor said.

"I deliberation they've spent mode excessively overmuch clip analysing each of the things they can't control.

"Just prime your champion squad and play bully cricket and play with vigor – that's what they request to bash and they haven't done that."

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