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Rogers redresses the balance

After focussing on the central role of Ben Stokes in the wake of England’s win in Cardiff and his su...

The Australians need to start snarling again
Dave Warner was very subdued in Cardiff, unlike the Warner that we are used to, who would start a fight in an empty Walkabout

The fallout from Australia’s defeat to England in the first Ashes Test has centred mainly on selection. Should Shane Watson f...

On the balance of the first Investec Ashes Test in Cardiff, there was one major discrepancy between England and Australia. At... Ben Stokes gives England Ashes edge

Chris Rogers played a vital role in Australia's series leveling win at Lord's. His opposite number, Adam Lyth is now fighting to save his Test career

Rogers redresses the balance

After focussing on the central role of Ben Stokes in the wake of England’s win in Cardiff and his superiority over Shane Watson, it is now time to focus on the crucial cog in the Australian machine t...
Dave Warner was very subdued in Cardiff, unlike the Warner that we are used to, who would start a fight in an empty Walkabout

The Australians need to start snarling again

The fallout from Australia’s defeat to England in the first Ashes Test has centred mainly on selection. Should Shane Watson finally be dropped, is it time for Brad Haddin to be replaced and, most imp...
Ben Stokes could have the career that Shane Watson threatened. He was a big difference between England and Australia in Cardiff

Ben Stokes gives England Ashes edge

On the balance of the first Investec Ashes Test in Cardiff, there was one major discrepancy between England and Australia. At number six for England was Ben Stokes. At number six for Australia was Sh...
James Anderson will the man Australia are most concerned about

Ashes head to head: the seamers

In the final instalment of our Ashes head to head series, we look at the fast bowlers. With the spinners almost certain to come under heavy fire, the role of the seamers will play an absolutely pivot...
Joe Root is the wicket Australia will most covet this summer

Ashes head to head: the middle order

Following on from our first Ashes head to head, we bring you the second in the series, this time Ashes head to head: the middle order. Ian Bell Vs Michael Clarke Two Ashes veterans will be going head...
Steve Smith is the prized wicket in the Australian batting order at the moment. Here's a picture of him looking a bit of a dick.

Ashes head to head: the top order

With the 2015 Investec Ashes series nearly upon us, The Cricket Blog looks at the head to head encounters that will define the series. We start with the top order. Alastair Cook Vs Chris Rogers/Shaun...