Stop talking and start making runs

Strauss was on Sky News today, trying to calm our and his nerves about his total lack of form. Out for 20ish today, and Pietersen made an uncerimonious 1. So – stop talking, and knuckle down and make runs. Pietersen is in danger of not being picked for The Ashes unless he scores some big hundreds beforehand.

On a brighter note, Steve Harmison has today taken his 20th wicket at an average of about 16 each this season. Encouraging news for him, at least, amidst all the batting failures of England players.