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Taylor says new man could go to World Cup

Buchanan joins search for next coach

Jan 6, 2007: John Buchanan's stock is currently so high that Mark Taylor said he will be a main figure in the search for the country's next coach

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England's Ashes Marks out of Ten

Pietersen the best of a poor bunch

Jan 6, 2007: Kevin Pietersen was the best of a disappointing bunch as too many of the senior players failed to come to the party

Andrew Miller

Australia's Ashes Marks out of Ten

Outstanding Ponting leads again

Jan 6, 2007: Ricky Ponting led the side superbly and sits atop the marking sheet ahead of a stream of strong performers

Peter English

Australia v England, 5th Test, Sydney, 4th day

One-way traffic all through

Jan 5, 2007: Stats highlights of the 2006-07 Ashes series

Kanishkaa Balachandran

Fall-out to Ashes defeat

ECB begin review process

Jan 5, 2007: Within hours of England's final humiliating defeat in the Ashes series the ECB has instigated a review of the reasons behind the team's dismal showing over the last six weeks

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Warne, McGrath and Langer step down

In their own words

Jan 5, 2007: Shane Warne, Glenn McGrath and Justin Langer discuss their careers and futures

Peter English at Sydney

'I've got a good feeling about the next crop'

'We can stay No. 1' - Ponting

Jan 5, 2007: Australia's departing players have no worries about the side dropping from the top of the world rankings after spending the past decade keeping them there

Peter English at Sydney

Australia v England, 5th Test, Sydney, 4th day

Flintoff looks forward to 'switching off'

Jan 5, 2007: Andrew Flintoff vowed that his first act as England's newly whitewashed captain would be to "switch off" for a day and let the tensions and frustrations of the past two months die away

Andrew Miller at Sydney

Australia v England, 5th Test, Sydney, 4th day

'This 5-0 better than ours' - Holding

Jan 5, 2007: England's 5-0 drubbing may have been their first at the hands of the Australians for 86 years, but the last occasion came much more recently than that. In 1984 and 1985-86, England slumped to ten defeats out of ten against the mighty West Indians

Andrew Miller at Sydney

Australia v England, 5th Test, Sydney, 4th day

A tale of two captains

Jan 5, 2007: The last time Ricky Ponting faced the media at the end of an Ashes series, the first question he received came from a hard-talking TV news reporter who demanded his on-the-spot resignation for the "humiliation" of losing the closest and greatest Ashes con

Andrew Miller at Sydney

Australia v England, 5th Test, Sydney, 4th day

Emotions show as champions depart

Jan 5, 2007: Three relieved and tired men briefly came down from their retirement highs to speak for the final time as players in the same cream-coloured basement where Steve Waugh bowed out three years ago

Peter English at Sydney

Australia v England, 5th Test, Sydney, 4th day

Six moments which defined England's series

Jan 5, 2007: Andrew Miller picks six moments which defined England's series

Andrew Miller at Sydney

Australia v England, 5th Test, Sydney, 4th day

A master of interrogation from start to finish

Jan 5, 2007: On his final morning as a Test bowler Glenn McGrath showed his career in a delivery. His staple on his record-breaking march was a ball that asked batsmen two severe questions. Can I go back or forward? Should I play at it or leave it?

Peter English at Sydney

Australia v England, 5th Test, Sydney, 4th day

Australia seal the whitewash

Jan 5, 2007: Australia surfed a tide of emotion in front of a packed fourth-and-final day crowd, sealing their first Ashes whitewash in 86 years with a ruthless demolition job at Sydney. They had a full two days available to do the necessary, but in the end they neede

Andrew Miller at Sydney

Australia v England, 5th Test, Sydney, 3rd day

Strauss cleared after scans

Jan 4, 2007: Andrew Strauss has been cleared of injury after being struck flush on the helmet by a bouncer from Brett Lee during England's second innings in the fifth Test at Sydney.

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Australia v England, 5th Test, Sydney, 3rd day

Anderson calls for tail-end resistance

Jan 4, 2007: James Anderson is a man of few words at the best of times. Given that these are the worst of times for England's cricketers, it is hardly surprising to learn that he was at a loss to explain his side's latest meltdown

Andrew Miller at Sydney

Australia v England, 5th Test, Sydney, 3rd day

Warne fuelled by England's chirping

Jan 4, 2007: Shane Warne probably has only one more day of Test cricket but when he arrives at the SCG on Friday he won't be sad. "Not at all, I'll be happy," he said. And he hopes his mood improves with Australia's second Ashes cleansweep in the history of the rivalr

Peter English at Sydney

Australia v England, 5th Test, Sydney, 3rd day

England's messiness hastens the whitewash

Jan 4, 2007: In the field England were a disinterested disaster and during the second innings they struggled to wipe away Australia's fortunate advantage while losing five wickets by stumps

Peter English at Sydney

Australia v England, 5th Test, Sydney, 3rd day

Warne sets up the whitewash

Jan 4, 2007: Shane Warne's scriptwriters have stretched credulity to the limits in this series, but today one of their plotlines was deemed just that little bit too ludicrous for publication

Andrew Miller at Sydney

Board of club casting their votes this month

St Kilda could be renamed after Shane Warne

Jan 3, 2007: Shane Warne's local club has proposed renaming its ground in honour of his achievements in the game. The board of St Kilda want to rename the Junction Oval - the ground where Warne made his first-class debut in 1991 - to the Shane Warne Ground

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