With defeat, especially one as heavy as that suffered by England in Ranchi on Saturday, comes deep contemplation, and sometimes even self-flagellation.
But while one-day coach Ashley Giles admits that there will be some of the former ahead of Wednesday's fourth one-day international, especially in terms of selection where Craig Kieswetter is under pressure from Jos Buttler for the wicketkeeping spot, he is keen to avoid any of the latter.
"What we want to avoid is the team feeling beaten up by the last two games," he said upon arrival in Chandigarh yesterday (Sunday). "You have two choices: you sit down and cry about it or you get up and come again. We got battered on Saturday. But in a couple of days time we have to come back and go again."
As for changes, the batting line-up is under scrutiny after being bowled out for 158 and 155 in the last two defeats that now leave England
trailing 2-1 in the five-match series. "It's something that myself, Cooky (captain Alastair Cook) and the coaches will talk about," said Giles. "We've got options and part of this trip is to look at those options, because we're missing some senior players. We're not going to win any games if we keep on getting bowled out for 150 and before we've used up our overs. It's easy to identify one or two players who might be in the firing line, that always happens, but we need all our guys to stand up."
Kieswetter is struggling at No?6 with the bat, with assurance seemingly draining from his game. "Confidence can go quite quickly out here for anyone because you get put under a lot of pressure very quickly," said Giles. "It's not fair to talk about one guy's position, but I don't think anyone is locked into a team.
"Things do change, but it's important I see everyone. This environment is great, with two months on the road here and in New Zealand (where England play three T20Is and three ODIs next month). The group will change a bit going to New Zealand and it's priceless for me.
"If my start had been New Zealand at home before the Champions Trophy then you don't get to know the guys warts and all. This is where you find out about people. Jos is an incredibly talented cricketer - so is Craig. We'll talk about selection."
Not that England's bowlers have been faultless either. Jade Dernbach has been especially expensive. "What the Indians have done very well is hold lengths and lines very well, so you have to go at them to try to score," said Giles. " Really that's what we've got to do. It's tough on Jade because it's a hard place to come and play. Most English seamers haven't had a great deal of one-day success in India."
One of them is Stuart Broad, who will not now be travelling to India, even though his slow recovery from a heel injury would have prevented his playing anyway. "He's been snowed in," said Giles. "I was looking forward to seeing him - I know him, but he's the captain of the T20 side, so to spend time with him would have good. He's going to meet us in New Zealand, where fortunately we'll have six days prep so we can hopefully get him up to speed."
Giles also confirmed that match referee Andy Pycroft had spoken to him and Kevin Pietersen - in the toilets at Ranchi airport, of all places - about Pietersen's show of disappointment in Ranchi after a poor decision. No more action will be taken.