Curran looks alright as a support bowler to Anderson and Broad but have you lot got no spinners at all? Ali has been custard. And he can't bat.
Hes a gpod player Ali having a bad series, but he is a second spinner whos value is in his all round game. He has won England games with bat and ball in the past. Some times with one man shows.
But yeah England have been blinded by his success in to thinking they can go away from home and use him as the only spinner.
Its a far cry from the days we used to create dry pitches for home ashes series so Swann could blow you lot away. Swann or someone like that might have won us a game but theres nothing coming through in England except a few one day leggies.
As for this game Australia gave England a chance with these conditions of at least not losing, but why on earth would any groundsman want to force that pitch on the paying public?