I'm afraid that Boycott, when summarising on BT Sport, got it right by saying that there's nobody back at home to call on who could be expected to do better. Like him or not, he's right. One thing we need is a specialist spinner to block up an end and pose a threat like Lyon.
We've taken a squad of 'English conditions' players to Aus and been found wanting on the harder, faster and bouncier wickets where, apart from the day/night/pink ball match, the bowlers (bar Anderson) have come a very poor 2nd to the Aussie quicks, and for the batters in the main, the less said the better - poor technique, absence of form and poor choice of shots, the list goes on.
Let's not forget we struggled against the Windies in English conditions.