Australia coach Mickey Arthur is left questioning his world number one team's ambition and character after their shocking NatWest Series defeat against England.
Exasperated Arthur says he wants some answers too, with a much-improved performance in the dead rubber still to come at Old Trafford - where Australia must try to avoid a 4-0 trouncing on Tuesday.
He led a team meeting of frank exchanges and "home truths" after Australia - still top of the International Cricket Council one-day international rankings - had once again been outplayed by England on the way to an eight-wicket defeat at Chester-le-Street. The South African said: "I'm disappointed and really shocked."
He added: "We haven't played anywhere near our real potential.
"We haven't found a way to put England under any sort of pressure, and that's really disappointing and infuriating me a bit.
"We've been outplayed. We're better than that - that's the really disappointing thing for me."
Arthur, whose team will be back to take on England next summer in the Ashes - as well as the rest of the world in the 50-over Champions Trophy format - insists he cannot fault their preparation, only their uninspired performances once they take the field.
"The players are putting in - there's absolutely no issue with that. We train and we train incredibly well," he said.
"I thought our preparation leading up to the first ODI was as good as I've ever seen a team prepare. We were ready. We were 100 per cent ready to go.
"The disappointing thing for me is not seeing anybody transform their training potential into something substantial in the middle."