After three solitary Test wins in Australia in 20 years, the correct feeling for an English person after a 1-0 Ashes lead has been established should be smirking schadenfreude or gloating triumphalism.
But over the past few days, a most unworthy emotion started to brew. I began to feel pity.
Who wants, in his first, and perhaps only, appearance in the baggy green, to be called club-level cannon fodder?
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