Alan Gardner

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The Investec Ashes 2015

Jordan holds on to Ashes 'dream'

Chris Jordan is currently recovering from a side strain but has not given up hope of being involved in England's Ashes campaign

The Test: My Life, and the Inside Story of the Greatest Ashes Series

The Test

The fourth horseman of 2005

Simon Jones' career was blighted by injury but he was a key part of the attack who brought the Ashes home for England a decade ago and his story remains a compelling one

Sam Billings enjoys a lighter moment during England practice

England v New Zealand, only T20, Old Trafford

Teams look to go out with a bang

ESPNcricinfo previews the one-off T20 between England and New Zealand

Luke Ronchi completed a stumping moments after the ball hit him on the chin

England v New Zealand, 5th ODI, Chester-le-Street

Ronchi takes it on the chin

Plays of the day from Chester-le-Street where England won the series in dramatic style

Ben Stokes opened his shoulders early

England v New Zealand, 3rd ODI, Ageas Bowl

England's fantasy given dose of reality

More runs for Eoin Morgan and a half-century for Ben Stokes provided further good news for England's liberated one-day side, but this time the plans came unstuck at a crucial stage

Ben Stokes was briefly felled by a full toss

England v New Zealand, 3rd ODI, Ageas Bowl

Stokes, McClenaghan go toe to toe

ESPNcricinfo presents the plays of the day from the third ODI at the Ageas Bowl

Jason Roy fell first ball to Trent Boult

England v New Zealand, 3rd ODI, Ageas Bowl

Boult out of series with back problem

New Zealand will have to cope without Trent Boult for the remaining limited-overs fixtures in England after he was diagnosed with a stress-related back condition, similar to the injury that ruled out Corey Anderson

Eoin Morgan ditched the headgear for a short while

England v New Zealand, 3rd ODI, Ageas Bowl

Farbrace buzzing about England's 'intent'

Such has been the dramatic upsurge in England's ODI batting that it would be oversimplifying things to put the change down to a couple of buzz words

Kane Williamson comes forward into a cover drive

England v New Zealand, 3rd ODI, Ageas Bowl

'400 might well be the new 300' - McMillan

Craig McMillan knows a little bit about stratospheric one-day performances but New Zealand's batting coach was unwilling to predict how much further teams could go

Eoin Morgan ditched the headgear for a short while

England v New Zealand, 2nd ODI, Kia Oval

Morgan frustrated but England's new spirit not dampened

Even as England slid towards defeat at The Oval, there remained a thrilling sense of possibility in the air. Sadly, it was intermingled with the rain