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Australia aren’t just about Steve S...

England’s meek surrender of the Ashes hasn’t just been because of Steve Smith, despite what you’ll b...

We can shelve the boardroom enthusiasm for ‘excitement’ that exists within the corridors of power at the ECB and its lust for... England – not very good but very exciting

Australian Ashes end English era

Make no mistake – Australia have battered England and fully deserve their success. Their Renaissance under Darren Lehmann and Michael Clarke has been swift and ruthless; the right players chosen at t...

Australia aim to kick England while they’re down

Australia will be going into this week’s third Test in Pert expecting to win, expecting to dominate and expecting England to be brittle and scared. It’s an unusual position for this Australia side to...

Huge Test awaits Australia and England

The second Ashes Test this week is a crucial affair for both sides. More than simply deciding the score-line in this series, it will provide a clear indicator as to the direction both sides are heade...

England repeat same old errors

The definition of an idiot is someone who does the same thing over and over again and expects a different result. Yet again, here, England went into the first Test of a series looking completely unpr...

England too strong for Australia

It is not even three months since Australia were drubbed in an Ashes series and they are now ready to face a similar prospect against England, this time at home. There seems to be a huge gap in stand...

The Ashes 2013/14 preview and prediction

It’s back! After three months and no Test matches, cricket’s biggest rivalry* is back on our screens as Australia and England lock horns once again Down Under. 25 August may seem like yesterday, but ...