Mark Wood
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England pacer Mark Wood said that the dressing room is quite unsatisfied with the performances they’ve put up in the first two Tests of the Ashes series. The general feeling among the group is that they haven’t been good enough.

Having lost the first two Tests at the Gabba and the Adelaide Oval, England is now staring at a whitewash unless they turn their fortunes around miraculously. All things point to a 5-0 win for Australia unless the English show some fight. Wood revealed that the team is contemplating different ideas at the moment.

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England team. Photo- Getty

Stokesy and Joe Root spoke to the group about… basically a bit of a kick up the bum saying, ‘This isn’t good enough.’ We’ve talked in depth about how things can get better. Not just words or cliched words, we actually set out what we’re going to do in Melbourne practice-wise, what we’re going to do differently. I don’t think there’s any friction between the bowlers and the captain,” Wood was quoted as saying by BBC Sport.

“We haven’t shown our best stuff yet” – Mark Wood

Mark Wood also stated that England is yet to come up with the goods in the Ashes but has what it takes to put up a fight. So far, it is Australia that has dictated the terms and they did it in the second Test without their two best bowlers.

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We’ve got to believe we can turn this around. We haven’t shown our best stuff yet. We know that Australia have played really well. If we can match them, then we believe we can win Test matches here. We’ve just got to up our game in all three areas. At the minute, Australia have scored 400 twice, we’ve had batting collapses and we’ve dropped catches. We’ve got facets of the game that need major work,” Wood mentioned.

A loss for the visitors at the MCG will settle the series in the Aussies’ favor. The third Test begins on December 26.

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