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England v Australia, 3rd Investec Test, Edgbaston, 3rd day

England reawaken Australia's demons

Jul 31, 2015: In a series of remarkable swings nothing is certain, but Australia are facing some familiar foes as they attempt to recover from their Edgbaston thrashing

Jarrod Kimber

England v Australia, 3rd Investec Ashes Test, Edgbaston

Cook backing for 'unrecognisable' Bairstow

Jul 28, 2015: Alastair Cook has described Jonny Bairstow's batting as having "improved unrecognisably" from his last experience of international cricket

Will Macpherson at Edgbaston

Alastair Cook's mind games

Jul 28, 2015: Was the England captain's slump in form brought on by issues of technique or by a cluttered mind?

Aakash Chopra

England v Australia, 2nd Investec Test, Lord's, 4th day

Ballance most vulnerable after England blown away

Jul 19, 2015: England weren't just beaten, they were blown away. The selectors will not want to show signs of panic but none of the struggling batsmen should be surprised if they are dropped

George Dobell at Lord's

England v Australia, 2nd Investec Test, Lord's, 4th day

Two very different Englands

Jul 19, 2015: England had been to the mountain top in Cardiff, and without even enjoying the view they toppled straight back down at Lord's

Jarrod Kimber at Lord's

England v Australia, 2nd Investec Ashes Test, Lord's, 4th day

Cook admits concern over top-order failings

Jul 19, 2015: Alastair Cook admitted that the habitual failure of England's top order had become an "area of concern" following their humiliating 405-run defeat in the second Test

ESPNcricinfo staff

England v Australia, 2nd Investec Ashes Test, Lord's, 3rd day

Cook shows how old and new must combine

Jul 18, 2015: Until he dragged into his stumps for 96 the England captain had been virtually ever-present during the Test and it his virtues that the team will need in bucket loads to stave off defeat

George Dobell at Lord's

England v Australia, 2nd Investec Ashes Test, Lord's, 3rd day

Dominant Australia build vast lead

Jul 18, 2015: On every day of this Test Australia have tightened their grip further and so it was again on day three, a day on which Alastair Cook fought hard for 96 and Ben Stokes lashed 87

The Report by Brydon Coverdale

England v Australia, 2nd Investec Ashes Test, Lord's

England embrace the 'McCullum way'

Jul 15, 2015: The change of attitude in English cricket seems to be genuine and permanent. Talk of leaving a legacy now means more than just winning

George Dobell

England v Australia, 1st Investec Ashes Test, Cardiff

Bayliss praise for 'fantastic' captain Cook

Jul 12, 2015: Trevor Bayliss, the new England coach, has hailed Alastair Cook's captaincy in the first Test of the Investec Ashes series as "fantastic"

George Dobell

England v Australia, 1st Investec Test, Cardiff, 4th day

Cook marshals a near faultless display

Jul 11, 2015: There are four matches to go and as we saw in 2005 and 1997, sides are capable of coming from behind to win Ashes series. There will be no complacency from England. But there will be confidence

George Dobell in Cardiff

England v Australia, 1st Investec Test, Cardiff, 4th day

Absorbed lessons to look to future - Cook

Jul 11, 2015: Alastair Cook praised his team's attacking mindset after England wrapped up a comprehensive 169-run victory in the first Investec Test at Cardiff

ESPNcricinfo staff

England v Australia, 1st Investec Test, Cardiff, 3rd day

Three joyful days set a wonderful tone

Jul 10, 2015: This is a new England all right. Come what may in this remarkable Test match, a seed has been sowed and the future is bright

Mark Nicholas

England v Australia, 1st Investec Ashes Test, Cardiff, 1st day

England aggression not so becoming for Cook

Jul 8, 2015: Despite a rousing display from the middle order England's position might have been stronger had Alastair Cook stuck to his natural game

George Dobell

Dear Alastair

Jul 8, 2015: The Great British Public bares its soul to the men in the team's Ashes engine room. This week: the captain

Rob Steen

England v Australia, 1st Investec Test, Cardiff

England's evolution faces a litmus test

Jul 7, 2015: What is truth and what is fiction about this England Test side? The next few weeks will show us, but for all the talk of youthful exuberance they will need senior players to lift and a good start is vital

George Dobell in Cardiff

The Investec Ashes 2015 - stats preview

Australia's overseas challenge

Jul 7, 2015: For the first time in Ashes history, the overseas team hasn't won a single Test in two successive Ashes series of five or more Tests. Can Australia break that sequence?

S Rajesh

No. 2: Alastair Cook

Jul 7, 2015: Joining Matthew Hayden as opening partner in the former Australia captain's Ashes XI: an unflappable run-getter from England

Ricky Ponting

The Investec Ashes 2015

What England must do to win the Ashes

Jul 6, 2015: England have not enjoyed consistent success at Test level since 2013 and these are some key areas that will decide if they can overcome Australia

George Dobell in Cardiff

The Investec Ashes 2015

England search for inspiration in latest Ashes saga

Jul 6, 2015: The Ashes remains the contest that defines careers. This is the series that will be remembered - can be remembered - long after a player has finished

George Dobell in Cardiff
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