Well, decent enough performance I guess but in vain. Would have been robbery if Australia hadn’t won it. Better bowling, better batting and sharper fielding. England were competitive, but the series as a whole hasn’t been that close. I don’t think they will change much for the Oval, as it only starts in three days or whatever, but you have to think that this should be the point where things transition now. Anderson may not play another Test for England. Roy has tried his best but doesn’t look to have the game for Test cricket, no shame in that. Denly has really tried to grind it out and has been poorly treated in being moved around the order. Leach has done alright, but is he a better spinner than Mo at his best? Overton did OK as well, thought he was pretty menacing in the first innings and didn’t get the rewards his bowling deserved, but not sure he did enough to permanently displace Woakes. A lot of the players look like they need a break but they are touring three places this winter. Think they have to make some hard decisions now, like telling Bairstow he’s going to open and Foakes/Buttler is taking the gloves. Sibley or Crawley I think has to come in at three, and Root moves to four. They also need to think about looking again at some of the players they’ve cast aside like Malan, Robson and Pope.