All eyes will be on Adelaide next week to see how England respond to their first Test mauling.
Since that Brisbane battering, Jonathan Trott has headed home and the debate about sledging has intensified, while England have made their way to Alice Springs for a two-day game against a Chairman's XI.
All of which gives David Lloyd and Nasser Hussain plenty to discuss in our latest edition of the Sky Sports Ashes podcast.
Fresh from the golf course, former England coach Bumble and former England skipper Hussain discuss the merits of going to Alice Springs and how much Trott's absence will impact on the tourists' bid to retain the urn.
Should Ian Bell or Joe Root bat at three and who should come into the side? Is Tim Bresnan ready or is this one for Monty Panesar?
Check out the Sky Sports Ashes podcast page here to get their views on this PLUS the art of sledging, a golf defeat and Bumble's upcoming meeting with a Great White shark.
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Watch day one of the second Ashes Test between Australia and England on Sky Sports 2 from 11pm.