Flower’s removal is the only way forward for England

All good things come to an end. Andy Flower’s tenure as England’s director of cricket was certainly good; at times it was great. It took a rampant Australia side, hell-bent on avenging recent losses ...

Did England make the most of Kevin Pietersen?

Cast your mind back to 2005. One of the greatest ever Australian sides was in England to contest the Ashes. There was a buzz in England, however; here was a side that might put an end to a generation...

Can England and Pietersen continue together?

Not for the first time, speculation brews about the international future of Kevin Pietersen. In the aftermath of England’s Ashes horror show, questions hang over many things but the main headli...

Debacle Down Under poses more answers than questions

The good thing about losing 5-0 is that it’s comprehensive. There’s no arguing when you’ve been stuffed. A simple answer to a simple question, then: is this England side good enough? No. The harder q...
Alastair Cook

How do England rise from flames of Ashes destruction?

Late evening, Sunday 25 August 2013, England’s cricketers stroll around the turf at the Oval, smiles wide, celebrating their most comprehensive Ashes victory for 34 years. Indeed it is the first time...

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...