Agreed. If nothing else they're learning how to win these sorts of tough matches.
When Murray plays it just results in them being overmatched by much better competition and ending up demoralised when the British somehow expect them to win anyway.
Part of the problem is that the British attitude to a lot of these players is that they would be solid top 50 players if only they'd sort themselves out/work harder/stop messing around waiting for LTA handouts etc etc.
Which is bollocks. They're not good enough. Simple.
Yeah, you're right. The current crop simply aren't good enough. Baker is too light-weight; Boggo doesn't have the belief; Ward's game is too simplistic and unreliable.
However, it would benefit us to get back into Group I...there are a number of other squads with similar problems to ours (e.g. Israel, Finland), so with a lucky draw we might actually climb all the way back to World Group qualifying. As it is, the World Group itself has one or two weaker sides.
As I mentioned yesterday, we could really do with a stronger doubles team. The doubles 'specialists' are good players, individually, but lack that particular spark that really sets them apart from anyone else (e.g. scratch pairings of reasonable singles players).