Podcast: CricketTalk - The Ashes: The Final Word (well, almost)

BAD TO WORSE: Joe Root leads his players off the field after losing the first Ashes Test match in Brisbane. It got no better for the England team throughout the tour. Picture: James O'Brien/PA.
BAD TO WORSE: Joe Root leads his players off the field after losing the first Ashes Test match in Brisbane. It got no better for the England team throughout the tour. Picture: James O'Brien/PA.
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THERE WAS so much optimism in the England camp ahead of the recent Ashes Test series - many outside also believing that it was a fair fight going into the first match in Brisbane.

But, ultimately, Australia proved to have too much firepower for Joe Root's team, from which there were barely a handful of notable performances. Chris Waters joins Phil Harrison to discuss where it went wrong for England and what needs to happen next. Have a listen by clicking the link below and post your own thoughts in the comments section at the bottom.