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...

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...

Ashes head to head: the keepers and spinners

Having already looked at the top order and the middle order, we now turn our attentions to the Ashes head to head: the keepers and spinners. Jos Buttler Vs Brad Haddin Buttler is currently one of the...

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...

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...

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...

2015 ICC World Cup semi-final Australia Vs India

After New Zealand came out on top of a pulsating tussle against South Africa in Auckland, it’s over to Sydney for the second semi shootout, between fellow co-hosts Australia and the defending champio...