The Ashes 2010: how meticulous planning has helped England make the most of what they have - Telegraph: "What distinguishes the two national sides in this Ashes series is that England have made the most of what they have, while Australia have not.
For this maximisation of resources England have two men of the highest calibre to thank. In Australia’s set-up there appears to be nobody approaching such accomplishment, on or off the field: only an absence of vision.
England’s captain, Andrew Strauss, has been preparing for this tour, on and off, since being part of the historic disaster here in 2006-7.
England’s coach, Andy Flower, has called on his experience with South Australia three years before then, and together they have plotted this series with greater thoroughness than any previous England tour to anywhere."