Bad omens How Root’s men need to re­write his­tory

The Daily Telegraph - Sport - - The Ashes -

In ev­ery Ashes since the War, ev­ery side that went 2-0 up has gone on to win the se­ries.

1946-47

3-0 Aus­tralia

1948

4-0 Aus­tralia

1950-51

4-1 Aus­tralia

1958-59

4-0 Aus­tralia

1974-75

4-1 Aus­tralia

1978-79

5-1 Eng­land

1989

4-0 Aus­tralia

1990-91

3-0 Aus­tralia

1993

4-1 Aus­tralia

1994-95

3-1 Aus­tralia

2001

4-1 Aus­tralia

2002-03

4-1 Aus­tralia

2006-07

5-0 Aus­tralia

2013

3-0 Eng­land

2013-14

5-0 Aus­tralia

The only good omen for

Eng­land can be found in the 1936-37 se­ries, when Aus­tralia went 2-0 down at home to Eng­land only to roar back and win the se­ries 3-2, thanks largely to the in­spired dis­plays of Don Brad­man (above). Now if only Joe Root’s men had some­one like him in the lineup...

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