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Ashes head to head: the keepers and...

Having already looked at the top order and the middle order, we now turn our attentions to the Ashes...

Ashes head to head: the middle order
Joe Root is the wicket Australia will most covet this summer

Following on from our first Ashes head to head, we bring you the second in the series, this time Ashes head to head: the midd...

With the 2015 Investec Ashes series nearly upon us, The Cricket Blog looks at the head to head encounters that will define th... Ashes head to head: the top order

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...
Michael Clarke, left, has embraced an aggressive, attacking philosophy, whilst Alastair Cook and England have stuck to a conservative philosophy that served them well five years ago

Difference in approach will define 2015 Ashes series

With an Ashes series just around the corner, the media hype will soon start to intensify. Australia demolished England 5-0 in the last series, having themselves lost the previous series 3-0. That def...
The hair, the earring, the attitude, the swagger... It was obvious from the start that KP was not cut from the same cloth as the usual England cricketer

The quintessentially un-English Englishman

You don’t need to hear Kevin Pietersen speak, about himself or anyone else, and you don’t need to hear a single story about him from his legion of fans or from his many detractors. You just needed to...
Peter Moores can lead England into a brave, new era

England’s future could look rosy with Moores

Since the winter’s Ashes debacle, there has been much discussion and change around the England team. In a surprise move to some, Peter Moores has been reappointed for a second shot at the Engla...
Ben Stokes impressed for England in Australia, one of the few Englishmen to emerge with any credit

The Cricket Blog speaks to Ben Stokes

As one of the few players to emerge from England’s darkest winter with any credit, Ben Stokes has a chance to cement his position as England’s all-rounder for years to come. He was England’s only Ash...