England batsmen forced to rewatch wickets in heated Ashes meeting

  • Batting unit draws ire in discussions after Adelaide loss
  • Frank nature of debrief surprises several players present

The Boxing Day Test is a chance for England’s batters to show whether instructions about discipline outside off stump have permeated following a forthright team meeting that saw them forced to rewatch their dismissals during the 275-run defeat in Adelaide.

After going 2-0 down in the Ashes series Joe Root used his post-match press conference to criticise the lengths bowled by his seam attack. However the Guardian understands it was the batting unit that drew much of the ire during a post-match debrief in which the usually mild-mannered head coach, Chris Silverwood, was angered.

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