England need that culture of 'you take one of us on, you take all of us on' to win this test of character... captain Joe Root will also need be strong in his management and decision-making
The main ingredient England will need to be successful on this Ashes tour is character. From now in Brisbane onwards it's going to be very hostile and they will have to stick together as a unit.
I go back to 2005 and there was an incident in a one-day game at Edgbaston when Matt Hayden hit the ball down the pitch and Simon Jones shied at the stumps. Hayden went at Jones, then Collingwood came in from cover point and Giles rushed in from somewhere, and you could see there and then that England were not going to be a team that would be bullied or intimidated.
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