The English have a constant trend of pettiness . It's a cultural and character flaw of theirs. Everyone has flaws, after all. Here are some I can note, seen through an Indian perspective.
A pronounced sense of superiority in sporting matters. Since the 70s, they've normalized gamesmanship, sledging and bullying as 'part of the game', to be kept to the pitch and then resolved 'with laughs over a beer'. So what does if multiple teams don't like to go to the bar after play, or are teetotalers ? They set up a siege mentality for visiting teams, goading them to failure. The press is blindly partisan. Every series is preceded by 'we are gonna win this N-0' where N is the number of tests. It's great psychological warfare and often works. Only three countries have ever won back to back series in Australia in the last 100 years: Windies, SA and India. England last did that in 1886. Between them, TSP, SL and BD have lost every test match played in Australia in the 2000s.
The good thing about Australia though, is that they aren't petty and are too proud to whine. They won't spend all tour complaining about the harshness of India. As a frontier culture they're tougher than that. They know what they're going to face, and like NZ, are practical about accepting and working with the circumstances. They don't respond to losses with pettiness and trying to devalue the other side's accomplishment. They'll just try to bully more in the next match 'the Australian Way'.
Mostly like Australia, but without the rough edges. Also a young frontier culture, and also aware they don't hold many cards to complain about. Very good at adaptation. Very bloodyminded and competitive.
The English still treat India tours like an imperial expedition and 'blame the natives' for their lack of comfort. Despite 3-4 generations since independence, this strain of belief has not gone away. No English player has the sort of interest in knowing India that Steve Waugh, Jonty Rhodes or some others do. They lack Australia's resilience. While Australia have won back to back Ashes in England many times, England have not won consecutive series in Australia for 130 years. India just accomplished that.
Very quick to think the world centers around them and their world view. Pitches where the ball swings is normal. Cold, damp windy conditions are 'normal'. But ball turning on Day 1 means 'bad pitch'. They live in a country where cricket season is about 3 months at most, even that often interrupted by bad weather, and make a virtue of that. In most cricket playing countries no one likes even going outside in that weather, much less playing an outdoor sport on an open field.
Claims to be the paragon of fair play, as well as its judge, but seems immune to the irony of their own pettiness demonstrating their lack of fairness. Australians say England are easy to mindf*ck because they can be railroaded into defeat by some bullying - which causes England to whine and blame everything about the circumstances (even though those are the same for both sides) and in the process they can't focus on improving themselves.
Not much that's not already known. Mercurial. Unhinged at the prospect of taking on India. Often fall apart facing us (e.g. WC games due to too much pressure on themselves. Once in a while able to perform great performances (e.g. CT17). They used to do that quite often in the 80s and 90s when they were on the psychological ascendance, but then fell apart along with their general society. An entity we feared and loathed at one time, but the current generation has no fears or mental traumas about that, and will play them on their merits and as the better team in most conditions, will likely win most matches too. When they actually happen.
Not much history. There was an undercurrent of Afrikaner apartheid driven sense of superiority in their early 90s teams. One could tell 'yeah this guy I could sit and chat with, that guy my sixth sense tells me I would not enjoy the company of' . That mindset among Indians I think only existed among that 90s SA team. Back then one could still note traces of superiority from the SA media and press. Seems to have evaporated in the 2000s and especially 2010s as SA are less potent and India's financial power means the power dynamic makes it clear to them who the bigger dog is. Good travelers to India in general.
A great team for a while, but which has since gone back to their natural level as they lost some once in a generation players. They carry a sense of pettiness when it comes to India - often wanting to 'show us', but often lacking the ability. They do things like deliberately bowl a no ball when there's one run to win / to someone's century. India just shrugs and ignores it. There's a symbiotic relationship with their cricket board - they'll happily do LOI tours to make some extra $ and we'll happily host some to keep the calendar filled.
SL's pettiness on steroids, without anything like their capability. They could be a better team if they didn't spend so much time focusing on the chip on their shoulder. Probably the only team that values beating India more than TSP. They ought to have gotten a much better team by now than they have, but the failure is most likely self inflicted.
Once a great side, now a shadow of that. A little sad. They're good folks. They carried a sense of victimhood against England for a long time, ably helped by England's tone deaf sense of superiority. WI vs England were targeted act of harm against the latter in the 1980s, particularly if the English player had been on a rebel tour to SA back then. Connections to India from the Guyanese players, and of course Viv Richards and Neena Gupta.