With Jonathan Trott departed a wall; with Graeme Swann departed a character; with Kevin Pietersen departed the most loveable maverick and with Andy Flower departed an era. And here we are, left with an English team that is a melange of problems.
Vagary as one might term it, a seemingly unbeatable English team was undone by an inspired Michael Clarke, who in fact had the world's most dangerous bowler (something that he himself didn't know until then) in Mitchell Johnson whose searing pace proved out to be too hot for England, and hence the Ashes were surrendered within 14 playing days.
Anyway, it doesn't make sense mulling over what has been lost rather thinking about what is to come would be thoroughly appreciated. A befuddled English team would have to walk on a sinuous path that either leads to an unprecedented downfall of the former World T20 champions or we go straight to the time when the they would smoke everyone away.
No doubt, we have no option but to hand debuts to the younger players to fill the empty boots of English cricket. However, "feckless" management of these young talents would lead to nothing but a chastening summer. Puzzled? Let me explain; by "feckless management", what I mean here is handing debuts after debuts and not letting a particular talent settle and at the same time, ignoring some of the best around the county circuit.
Belief is something that has always served as a motivating factor for the ones that are new to the international level. No matter how stunning a prodigy you are, if you haven't been believed in, your downfall is near, this is, at least, what I believe. English cricket has a gargantuan treasury of those who have mastered the art of being excellent namely Ballance, Robson, Vince, Mitchell, Reece, Jordan, Ali and the dossier goes on and on (if you want to make one).
However, all these players would soon be rubbish if they make an England appearance or they don't even get a chance to play at the highest level. The ultimate result would be England's condition getting worse in any case.
Being inspired by parsimony leads to state where you bear ignominy and being devoid of it will of course promise success. In England's case, thankfully, we have got a man who's devoid of it (as far as I know). Indeed he is going to use these talents that we have but how he uses them is what I would call "the business area".
Back in 2007-09, he sniffed the best players in the county circuit, snaffled them from their counties and gave them time to settle and, when Andy Flower took over, we already had a team that was set to roar. But times change, people change and we don't know if it is the same Moores. Also, the pressure of the circumstances that he has come under could go a long way in his intellect, which I once termed stupendous, being affected (which is an assumption of course).
Faith and more chances to these younger talents could of course lead to them blossoming at the highest level given that they are managed diligently. They all have the capability the to sail the English ship through, however they'll need the support of their senior players and Moores himself who has to ensure that no buttinsky's reproof can affect the "future". This would lead to a perfect start in this new era...
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