England drummers produced a poor quality performance on Thursday to hand the momentum to India with Axar Patel and Ravichandran Ashwin calling the shots on the opening day of the Test here.
After five innings, England broke the 200-point mark when they clocked a total of 205 points in 75.5 overs before being eliminated.
“Let’s not hide from the truth. England’s stick is frankly not good enough under these conditions,” Strauss said as quoted by “Channel 4”.
“You can talk about the pitch, the ball and everything, but you have to find a way to score points for the first innings and they have very little to play with.”
Strauss, 44, a former left-handed opener, feels England beaters are losing the battle in their minds as they made the same mistakes they made in the previous two test matches.
“It’s hardly believable,” he said.
“England are making the same mistakes they have made throughout the series. The non-spinning ball left them pulsating.”
England are behind the four-game 1-2 streak.