Broad says England need "short-term mindset" in bid to recover from Ashes loss

Stuart Broad believes England need to adopt a "short-term mindset" as they bid to bounce back from their defeat to Australia in the Ashes.

England lost the series inside just 12 days, with Australia taking an unassailable 3-0 lead with an innings victory in the Boxing Day Test in Melbourne.

Much has been made of England's long-term planning for this series, with head coach Chris Silverwood saying when he was first appointed in 2019 that his main focus was on regaining the Ashes Down Under.

"Job No 1 is to help Joe to keep moving forward so that in two years’ time we can go to Australia and make a real impact," Silverwood said at the time.

Then in March, Silverwood defended England's controversial rotation policy by insisting it would pay off in the Ashes.

"We talk about working our way towards the Ashes and I want the squad to arrive there fit and in form," he said. "We want to make sure everyone arrives at that point in as good a place as possible."

For all their preparation and planning, England have been blown away in dramatic fashion by Australia and Broad believes they need to "get back to the real basics of what’s ahead of us right now".

He said: "We need a bit of a short-term mindset, in my opinion, because there’s some points to prove for every player.

"Instead of looking ahead at what’s coming next year, what’s coming in the winter, what’s coming in the next Ashes series, can we get back to the real basics of what’s ahead of us right now? How are we winning this next Test match?

"It’s all well and good planning for the Ashes, planning for the next away Ashes and looking at the World Test Championship, but actually, if you don’t win the battle in front of you, it’s all irrelevant."

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