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Pakistan v England 2015-16

England braced for heat of the moment

Oct 11, 2015: Pakistan's formidable record in Tests at Abu Dhabi make them strong favourites in conditions that will test England's resolve to the limit

Andrew McGlashan in Abu Dhabi

Pakistan v England 2015-16

Root faces up to his latest challenge

Oct 10, 2015: England have been thrown into the Dubai microwave, temperatures set to high, and a couple of minutes later they are claiming they are ready for the Pakistan Test series. Joe Root's skill and adaptability gives them hope

David Hopps

Pakistan A v England XI, Tour match, Sharjah, 1st day

Bairstow boosts hopes of retaining Test berth

Oct 5, 2015: Jonny Bairstow was the biggest beneficiary on the opening day of England's first warm-up match against Pakistan A as he scored an unbeaten 66 to press his claims for retaining a spot in the middle order for the Test series

ESPNcricinfo staff

Magical mystery summer

Sep 17, 2015: There has been breathtaking, amazing cricket in England, but we need to ensure the next generation develops a taste for what is on offer

Mark Nicholas

Does Stokes have it in him to lead?

Sep 16, 2015: He exudes authority but has the ability to remain one of the lads, which distinguishes him from the other worthy contenders to succeed Cook

Rob Steen

What England have learned from the Ashes

Aug 27, 2015: Eleven things the series has brought to light about Cook and Co

Simon Barnes

Australia in England 2015

Root rested, Moeen and Woakes recalled

Aug 24, 2015: Joe Root will not play for England again this season after being rested from the one-off T20 and one-day series against Australia

ESPNcricinfo staff

The Investec Ashes 2015

Broad and Root England's difference

Aug 24, 2015: ESPNcricinfo rates the England players involved in the Ashes series

George Dobell

The Investec Ashes 2015

Root and Warner end Ashes feud

Aug 24, 2015: Joe Root and David Warner took to Twitter to produce the picture that officially ended their long-standing feud

David Hopps

England v Australia, 5th Investec Test, The Oval, 4th day

High drama, low tension

Aug 23, 2015: There was some crazy cricket in the Ashes although the quality was not always high. Yet for both teams it is the final outcome that matters. Careers are defined.

Mark Nicholas

England v Australia, 5th Investec Test, The Oval, 2nd day

Woeful batsmen poop England's party

Aug 21, 2015: England's frail batting and over-reliance on Joe Root will have been watched with interest by their next opponents, Pakistan and South Africa

George Dobell

England v Australia, 5th Investec Test, The Oval, 2nd day

The Ashes that might have been

Aug 21, 2015: The scoreline is set to be 3-2. The Oval will not be a close result. In another world, what might have been different?

Jarrod Kimber

In praise of Mighty Joe

Aug 10, 2015: Root has reached a pinnacle achieved by few Englishmen in modern times, and he has done it with a charming and infectious joy that belies his innate toughness

Rob Smyth

The Investec Ashes 2015

Pain of whitewash spurred Root's rise

Aug 9, 2015: The pain of defeat was the inspiration behind England's success in the Investec Ashes, according to Joe Root, the one England player to have made a century in the four Tests to date.

George Dobell

The Investec Ashes 2015

Ashes regained in 14 days

Aug 9, 2015: ESPNcricinfo looks back on the four Tests in a fast-forward series which decided the Ashes with a match to spare

Andrew McGlashan


Catching and a fuller length: why England won the Ashes

Aug 9, 2015: ESPNcricinfo picks out six reasons why England have regained the Ashes

George Dobell

ICC news

Root moves to No. 1 in Test rankings

Aug 8, 2015: Joe Root has moved to the top of the ICC Test batting rankings following his fine showing in the 2015 Ashes, which England wrapped up 3-1 at Trent Bridge with a Test to play

ESPNcricinfo staff

England v Australia, 4th Investec Test, Trent Bridge, 1st day

Broad and Root bury feeble Australia

Aug 6, 2015: Stuart Broad produced one of great Ashes displays as he took 8 for 15 to dismantle a woeful Australia for 60 before lunch on the opening day at Trent Bridge to heighten England's chances of regaining the Ashes

The Report by David Hopps

England v Australia, 3rd Investec Test, Edgbaston

Root insists confidence is undimmed

Jul 27, 2015: If England were downcast after a 405-run drubbing in the second Investec Test at Lord's, you would not have known it from their demeanour as they reconvened at Edgbaston after a few days downtime

Will Macpherson at Edgbaston

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
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