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Defence a relic of a bygone era

The 2015 Ashes series has ended, throwing up a number of questions. Why are home sides dominating se...

Why have the Ashes become so uncompetitive?
Again and again and again... the captains pose with "the famous little urn" on a seemingly endless loop

So England won a hugely disappointing Ashes series. They say that familiarity breeds contempt and these two sides, England an...

It is always sad to see a once great player struggling for form as Michael Clarke has done throughout this Ashes summer. His ... Michael Clarke bows out

Modern players rely heavily on attacking shot selection to succeed

Defence a relic of a bygone era

The 2015 Ashes series has ended, throwing up a number of questions. Why are home sides dominating series? Why do modern batsmen have such little patience? Does new technology provide more of an advan...
Michael Clarke has led Australia with distinction and has enjoyed a decorated international career

Michael Clarke bows out

It is always sad to see a once great player struggling for form as Michael Clarke has done throughout this Ashes summer. His announcement, at the end of the Trent Bridge Test that he would retire aft...
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...