As Australia goes through a period of upheaval, England remains no closer to working out their top-order for the fast-approaching Ashes series.
In fact, former England captain Nasser Hussain believes Joe Root’s men may have complicated the situation ever further by prematurely axing first-drop Zak Crawley for Haseeb Hameed when it was not yet clear who was the weakest link.
Seldom does an international cricket side win without at least one prolific scorer in the top three and the glaring absence of a solution threatens to be the undoing of England, as was so brutally exposed by India in the second Test.
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Root’s men were bowled out inside two sessions on the final day of the second Test at Lord’s, with the top three of Dom Sibley, Rory Burns…