In essence, England have five days to solve the mystery of Mitchell Johnson and save the Ashes. Since Johnson has himself been trying for almost 30 years and appears to be as puzzled now as he was when he started it may not be enough.
Sherlock Holmes could probably unlock it, but a travelling private detective is one of the few backroom roles unfilled in the English entourage. What an oversight that could prove to be come the first week of January.
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